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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Dear Santa PTU scrapkit which you can get from Krissy's Scraps HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the art of Robert Alvarado, you must have a license to use his art which you can get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Template 78 which you can get from Addictive Templates HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 363 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pea Biggio. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 3 Paper 5 Paper 6 Paper 7 Paper 10 Paper 11 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used a full body and a close-up. I lowered the opacity on the close-up to 50 (at the top of the layer box you will see a bar you can slide to change the opacity of the selected layer). Add drop shadow to full body tube. 4. Open and place the following elements: Branch 1 Santa Claus Two-Tone Ribbon 2 Tree Gift Box 1 Gift Box 2 Gift Box 3 Gift Box 4 Poinsettia 2 Poinsettia 3 Christmas Nutcracker Textured Christmas Bauble 1 Textured Christmas Bauble 2 (x2) Textured Christmas Bauble 3 (x2) Glass Christmas Bauble 3 Tin Gift Box Star Scatter Bow 4 Holly and Berries ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Open Paper 8 6. Open mask 7. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

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