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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Snow Prints

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 5, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using "Knit Ear Muffs" by Andy Cooper.  

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a gorgeous kit of the same name by CSDesigns, which you can get here.
-- template of choice.  I'm using a template by EllaVG from the Creative Misfits blog.  check out the Misfits blog for lots of fabulous templates.
-- word art of choice.  I am using wordart by Luciole, available at the Creative Misfits blog.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by DD.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color white.
-- the plugins Tramages Glass Pyramids, Lokas Snow, Mura Meister Copies and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Ananda.

1.  Open your template, duplicate and close the original.  Save copy as your new canvas.  Delete any creator/copyright layer.

2.  Select three papers from your kit and paste them onto canvas.  Drop one to the bottom layer and hide that layer.  Place the second above the center circle and the third .  On each, select all > float > defloat > invert and hit delete key on the paper.

3.  Select the medium (white) circles layer.  In plugins menu, go to Tramages > Glass Pyramids and set divisions to 85.

4.  Go to inner bevel and apply these settings:

5.  Select the little (gray) circles layer.  Use manual color correction to change their color to a color from your tube or kit, then add noise, 47%, random, monochrome checked.

6.  Return to your bottom paper layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

7.  [optional] On each snowflake shape, apply the Lokas Snow plugin with the main color the color of the shape, highlight color #e3f7fe and shadow color #3d464f.  Change the angle for each shape.  Apply a drop shadow to each snowflake.

8.  Paste in your tube.  Resize as needed and add drop shadow.

9.  Now let's add some 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:

11 (shoes) - 40%.
13 (ribbon) - 45%.  Apply Copies plugin, Encircle preset, # of copies 22.  drop this layer to just above mask layer.
60 (gloves) - 50%.
35 (candle) - 35%.
23 (floral branch) - 90%.
26 (kitten) - 40%.
16 (cocoa) - 55%.
69 (mirror) - 30%.
70 (mascara) - 30%.
53 (diamond heart) - 35%.
65 and 66 (snow-sparkle scatter) - NO drop shadow.

10.  Open your word art and paste onto your canvas.  Drop shadow or apply a light gradient glow if you wish.  Resize if needed and place where preferred.

11.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  Repeat step 7 with the Lokas Snow plugin, using the main color as the color of your text, highlight color silver (41%) and shadow color a dark color from your tube or kit (73%).

12.  Go to Eye Candy Gradient Glow and apply these settings:

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