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Thursday, December 15, 2011

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).

~Holly Wishes PTU scrapkit by A Taggers Scrap which you can get HERE.

~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Ismael Rac, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Template of choice. I used Mellisa's template 4 which you can get from Creative Misfits HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used exclusive Jane mask 2-1 which you can get from Biker♥Skunk Tagz HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Monika Italic.

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 17
Paper 18
Paper 19

~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise).

~I added a bevel effect to some of the template layers (Filters > Decor > Add Bevel).

~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 tube.

~You will need to duplicate this tube so that you have 2 (at the bottom of your layer box click on the blue box. This will give you 2 tube layers).

~Select the top tube layer in your tool box. Add Gaussion Blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussion Blur, use default settings).

~On that same tube layer change the mode to Overlay (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Overlay from the drop down menu).

~Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer.

4. Open and place the following elements:

Branch 5
Branch 6
Snowflake 1
Snowflake 2
Snowflake 3
Present 2
Present 3
Present 4
Reindeer 2
Candle
Ornament 14
Ornament 18
Leaves 8
Leaf 3
Flower 6
Flower 9
Star
Jinglebells

~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 6

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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