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Tuesday, August 15, 2017


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 August 14, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Seashell by Alehandra Vanhek.  She is available to purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Mariel Design, which you can purchase here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Kris.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies, Lokas Aqua and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Bubbly.

1.  Select a frame from your kit.  Duplicate, close original file and save your duplicate as your new canvas.

2.  Paste in your tube, resize as needed, and apply drop shadow.  Place on the left hand side outside the frame.

3.  Select two papers with contrasting colors/patterns and paste into your canvas below the frame.  On the first, click your magic wand on the frame layer outside it.  Selections > modify > expand by 6, then return to paper layer and hit delete key.

4.  Apply mask to your other paper and merge group.

5.  Let's add your elements.   Numbers/names apply to the scrap kit I'm using so if you're using a different one, use the elements of your choice.  All elements are resized with the smart size setting.  Any directions for placement of elements are optional - you can follow my placements or or place where preferred.  Remember to apply basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

10 (whale tail) - 12%, place in background.  [NOTE - change drop shadow vertical to -2.]
32 (bead string) - 50%.
11 (branch) - 55%.
42, 43, 44, 53 (shells) - 35-50%.
41 (seagull) - 30%.
60 (anchor) - 35%.
6-1 (flower) - 10%.  attach to branch.
75 (flower) - 55%.
85-1 (lily) - 65%.  place behind tube.
96 (flower spray) - 65%.  In your plugins menu, go to Mura Meister Copies and select the Encircle preset.  Number of copies should be between 20-25.

6.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  In  your plugins menu, go to Lokas Aqua and apply the following settings:

7.  In plugins menu, go to Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

8.  Create a new layer for your copyright/watermark and add it on.