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Saturday, February 17, 2018

CT TUTORIAL ~ French Blue

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 February 16, 2018.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using "Girly Dress" by Janah Irinya.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using "Arianna" by Tagcatz, which you can get here.
-- template of choice.  I am using a template by Brutal Design.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Lori.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugin Eye Candy.
-- font of choice.  I am using Lovely Day.

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

2.  Merge the rounded rectangle layers together into one, and also the small rectangle layers.

3. Select papers 1, 2, 4 and 6 (or two patterned papers and two non-patterned) from your kit and paste them onto canvas.  Drop one of the patterned papers to the bottom layer and hide for now.  Move paper 1 above the small rectangles.  Select all > float > defloat > invert and hit delete key on the paper.  Repeat this with paper 2 on the rounded rectangles layer, but resize paper to 75% first.

4.  Merge together the taller rounded rectangles.  Repeat step 3 with paper 4.

5.  Use manual color correction tool on the ellipse frame layers.  Change to a light color from your tube or kit.  In your adjust menu, go to Add Noise > 77% uniform, monochrome CHECKED.

6.  Use manual color correction tool on ellipses.  Change to the following color:  #c8d3de

7.  Repeat step 3 on the central oval shape with paper 1.

8.  Delete the small circles inside the center oval.  Merge the left and right hearts together.  Use manual color correction tool on the heart to change to colors that match your tube or kit.

9.  In your effects menu, go to Texture Effects > Blinds and apply these settings:  width - 10, opacity - 60, light from left/top and color of choice.  [optional - do different colors on each heart.]

10.  Paste in your tube and resize if needed.  Place on right hand side and apply drop shadow.

11.  Apply mask and merge group.

12.  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 place where preferred.  Remember to apply basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

35 (leafy vine) - 75%.
64, 58, 19, 10 (flowers) - 35-55%.
29 (cherub) - 50%.
51 (ribbon) - 80%.
5 (bird) - 55%.
1 (gift) - 40%.
70 (pearls) - 40%.  duplicate several times and move to random spots, then merge copies together.  drop under tube layer.
76 (butterfly) - 35%.  place inside center heart.  duplicate two copies, resize these 90% and place inside side hearts.  merge these layers together, then drop under tube layer.
32 (silver charm) - 40%.
75 (amphora) - 50%.
54 (fan) - 55%.
72 (dragonfly) - 35%.

13.   Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  go to Inner Bevel and apply the following settings:

14.  In plugins menu, go to Eye Candy > Gradient Glow and apply these settings:

15.  Create new raster layer for your copyright and watermark.