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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CT TUTORIAL ~ Sparkle 'n' Jazz

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 January 1, 2018.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  (I used NY Girl 3 by Julsy.  You can purchase her at S&CO here.)

-- accent tubes of the following design - ribbon, flower, sparkles, and music.  I chose one ribbon and flower each, a music bar swirl, piano keys, a zigzag star line and a star on a squiggle.
-- template of choice.  I used template #229 by Denz Designz.
-- textures of choice.  I used Texture Pack #14 by Ainhel at Deviantart, which you can find here. I used two textures by Vix; you can check out her texture packs at her blog.  You can also find lots of different textures at DeviantArt. 
-- mask of choice.  I used a mask by ButterflyFlutterby.
-- plugins Xero, Visman, Mura Meister and Eye Candy.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I used Illigia Script.

1.  Open your template file.  Duplicate, close the original and save the duplicate as a new canvas.  Delete the credit layer.

2.  Paste in texture 4 as your bottom layer.  using the manual color correction tool, change the color to a color from your tube.  Apply mask and merge group.

3.  Select the back/slatted layer.  Change with manual color correction to a light color from your tube.

4.  Select all > float > defloat on this layer.  [NOTE - DO NOT deactivate the marching ants til this step is complete!]  In your plugins menu, go to Xero > Lithograph and apply the following settings:

Go to Xero > Porcelain and apply these settings:

5.  Select the white rectangle layer.  Go to Add Noise: 43%, uniform, monochrome CHECKED.

6.  Select the pink ovals layer.  Change to a dark color from your tube.  Repeat float instructions from step 4. In plugins menu, go to VM Instant Art > Pipeline to Siberia and apply these settings:

7.  Select the black rectangle.  Select all > float > defloat and paste in texture 5 as a new layer.  resize 75%, invert and hit delete key.  Use manual color correction to change texture to a darkish color from your tube.

8.  Select the pair of stars.  In plugins menu, go to Eye Candy > Glass and select the Opaque Red preset, but change the glass color to a color from your tube.

9.  Paste your ribbon tube into the canvas.  resize to 45%.  Go to Mura Meister > Copies and select the Cards preset, changing number of copies to 15.  move this layer to just below the slatted layer.

10.  Paste flower tube into the canvas.  Resize as needed.  Duplicate twice and recolor the copies to match your tube/textures.  place in a row near the foot of the tube.

11.  Paste in the piano keys.  Duplicate once and line up the two copies next to each other, then merge these layers.  Duplicate the merged layers.  On the bottom copy, apply the Antique Mosaic effect - 45 columns/rows, 22% tile diffusion, grout width 2 and 65% grout diffusion.

12.  Paste in the star squiggle.  Apply Copies step from step 9, but change shift X to 70 and shift Y to 20.  Drop behind flowers layers.

13.  Paste in music notes tube and apply a light gradient glow to it.

14.  Paste in your main tube.  Resize as needed and add basic drop shadow.  Place opposite music notes.

15.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and place to your liking.  Go to Inner Bevel and apply the following settings:

16.  Go to Eye Candy Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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