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Pics For Design
Scraps n Company
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PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
The PSP Project
Artistically Inclined Licensing

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Cressida

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 4, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Cressida by Ishika Chowdhury.  She is available to purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Lil Mz's Brainstorms, which you can purchase here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Insatiable Dreams.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Catanda Script.

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 (one with a scenic background) and paste into your canvas below the frame.  On the scenic paper, 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 in 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:

1 (ribbon) - 50%.
55 (leaves) - 35%.  Apply Mura Meister Copies Line preset.  Resize Line to 65%. Paste in another copy, resize to 35%, then 65%, duplicate and place one at end of each line.  Merge these layers together.  Duplicate and place one line at top of frame and one at bottom.
32 (flower branch) - 65%.
59 (squirrel) - 40%.
65, 72, 83, 111, 114 (flowers) - 20-50%.
74 (vine) - 45%.
95 (star dangle) - 25%.  duplicate and hang from upper corners of frame.

6.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  In  your effects menu, go to Inner Bevel 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.