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

independent artists/special licenses:
Anthony Guerra Unlimited
Amanda Fontaine limited exclusive
Barbara Jensen
Ismael Rac
Arthur Crowe
Sensual Posers
Elias Chatzoudis
Keith Garvey
Kathy Cyr

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Friday, November 17, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Cold Colors

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 November 17, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Danny Lee's "Nostalgic Cold".  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice that includes at least one scenic paper.   I am using an awesome matching kit by Rieneke, which you can purchase here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugin Mura Meister Copies.
-- font of choice.  I am using Andara Script.

1.  Open a new canvas, 650x200.  Select a paper from your kit and paste it as your background.

2.  Paste in your tube and resize as needed.  Apply drop shadow and place on canvas.

3.  Open the following elements: snowy trees, branch of choice, icicle, penguin, set of skis, snowflake, signpost, snowflake scatter, scarf.  [Make sure to drop shadow each element after the directions of the step it is listed in unless otherwise specified.]

4.  Resize trees to 75% and place behind tube.  Resize branch to 40% and place in opposite corner from tube.  Resize scarf to 30% and position so that it is "hanging" from the branch.

5.  Resize icicle to 25%.  Apply Mura Meister Copies filter, Line preset and increase copies to 17.  Place this layer behind the branch and scarf layers.

6.  Resize skis to 25% and penguin to 30%.  Place by branch and scarf.

7.  Resize signpost to 70%.  Place to left of tube and behind it.

8.  Resize snowflake to 75%.  Place where preferred.

9.  Paste in snowflake scatter.  Duplicate and place where preferred.  [Drop shadow optional.]

10.  Create new raster layer and floodfill with a color from your tube.  Modify > contract by 4 then hit your delete key.  Apply noise and place this layer as the topmost layer.

11.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  In your effects menu, go to Inner Bevel and apply the following settings:

12.  In your effects menu, go to Drop Shadow, change the color to white and raise the opacity to 70%.

13.  Create a new layer for your copyright/license and add it on.


1.  Create new canvas - size 180x180.

2.  Paste in paper from banner, resize if desired and position to your liking.

3.  Paste in your tube.  Position her on the left hand side.

4.  Copy the following elements from your banner over to your avatar:  signpost, trees, skis, snow scatter.  Resize any elements preferred.  Place trees to side of tube behind it, and signpost directly behind tube.

5.  Repeat step 10 to create border.

6.  Repeat steps 11-13 for your initial and copyright.