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Saturday, December 16, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Candy Cane Cutie

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 December 16, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice that is large or has a closeup layer.   I am using "Xmas Doll" by Janah Irinya.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice with scenic papers included.   I am using a matching kit by Sue, which you can get here.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Jenny from the Creative Misfits blog.
-- wordart of choice.  I am using wordart from the Creative Chicks forum.
-- 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 Christmas in Finland.

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 two papers from your kit.  Paste both into your canvas under the frame.  On the first paper, click outside your frame with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 6.  Return to paper and hit the delete key.

3.  Select your second paper.  Apply your mask and merge group.

4.  Paste in two copies of your tube (or the main tube and the closeup).  Hide one for now.  Move the closeup copy under the frame and use the latter half of step 2 to remove excess outside the frame.  Apply drop shadow.

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 basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

16 (ribbon curl) - no resize needed.
74 (white present) - 40%.
64 (red present) - 45%.
7 (small present) - 65%.
8 (candy cane) - apply Mura Meister Copies Encircle preset, 19 copies.  drop this layer to bottom.
50 (reindeer) - 70%.
3 (bow) - 55%.
33 (cupcake) - 45%.
36 (ornament) - 55%.
84 (snowflake) - 75%.
9 (snowflake strings) - no resize needed.  drop behind tube inside frame.  apply drop shadow but change color to red.
75 (dot scatter) - no resize needed.

6.  Unhide first copy of tube.  Resize if needed and place behind elements.  Apply drop shadow.

7.  Paste in your word art.  [optional - apply a Gradient Glow to make it stand out]

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

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

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