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Friday, June 9, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Summer Baby

NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written June 9, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Taylor 6 by Yuki.  You can purchase her here.

-- template of choice.  I am using a template by Pooker.
-- 3-6 textures.  I am using textures by devianttales and SDP.  You can find many great textures at Deviantart.
-- gradients of choice.  I am using gradients by Kris.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by ButterflyFlutterby.
-- accent tubes of choice.  I have chosen the following tubes: an orange flower, a sand dollar, a spiral seashell, colored music notes, a butterfly and jewels line, a diamond treble clef and sparkly lips.  Your tubes can be anything you like but generally should compliment the theme of your tube/tag design.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies [optional].
-- font of choice.  I am using Beach House Stars.

1.  Open template file, duplicate, close original and save copy as your new canvas.

2.  Open up your textures.  Select the bottom rectangle layer and paste in your first texture, resize if needed.  Select all > float > defloat > invert, then return to texture layer and hit delete key.  Repeat this step with your next two textures, the two large circle layers and the white strip layer.

3.  Merge the two small heart layers together and paste in another texture.  Repeat step 2.

4.  Select the first of your "stringed" circle layers.  Select all > float, then select your first gradient and floodfill.  Repeat this step on the third shape.  Use the second gradient in this manner on your second and fourth shapes.

5.  Paste in your last texture and send to bottom.  Apply mask and merge group.

6.  Paste in your tube as the top player and resize as needed.  Apply drop shadow.

7.  Paste in your tubes and arrange as preferred.  I have used Mura Meister Copies on the music note, using the Horizontal wave preset.

8.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  [optional - use a third gradient for your name]  Apply a light inner bevel to your name and then basic drop shadow.

9.  Create a new layer for your copyright/watermark.