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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Bride of the Dead

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 September 26, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used the tube Catrina II by Alehandra Vanhek.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a fabulous kit by Tagcatz called Day of the Dead.  you can find this kit here.) 
-- mask of choice.   I am using a mask by Kris.
-- the plugin EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font or alpha of choice.  I am using the alpha Dark Roses by Designz by Sue, which you can purchase here.

 1.  Open a frame of choice from your kit.  Duplicate, close original and save as your canvas.  Resize frame if needed and expand canvas if needed as well.

2.  Select a scenic or patterned paper from your kit.  Paste underneath your frame.  Click outside your frame with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 8.  Return to paper and hit the delete key.

3.  Select a second paper.  Paste as bottom layer.  Apply your mask and merge group.

4.   In effects menu, go to Distortion > Ripple and apply a light ripple to your mask layer.

5.  Now let's add in a few elements.  Names/numbers 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.  Remember to apply Jazzy's drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

14, 22, 23, 72, 91 (flowers) - 40-50%.
30 (painted skull) - 50%.  
45 (leaves) - 45%.  drop to just below frame layer so that the top edges of leaves peek out under frame.  duplicate 3-5 times and place copies at random around the frame.
29, 41 (bottles) - 30-40%.
65 (ribbon) - 15%.  place on neck of one of the bottles.
54 (book stack) - 40%. 
72 (candle) - 30%.
89 (clock) - 35%.

6.  Create a new raster layer for your name if using a font.  If using an alpha, transfer your letters to the canvas.  Resize to your preference, arrange them to spell out your name and then merge them down into a single layer.

7.  Go to EyeCandy in your plugins menu.  Go to Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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