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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

PTU Tut- Merry Christmas

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
PTU scrap kit called Jolly Christmas from A Taggers Scrap HERE
Tube of choice. I am using Zlata_M. You must have a license to use her tubes. You can purchase them at Pics For Design HERE
Mask 31 from HorsePlay's Pasture HERE
Fonts- Buffalo Nickel & 1 Snappy DNA
Let's get started!
-File>New 600x600 px.
-Open frame 7. Layer>Scale Layer 60%. Layer>Layer To Image Size. Select your magic wand. Click inside the frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 16 and move below frame in layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Scale 50%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Make the frame active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50.
-Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 55%. Place in middle of frame. Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Move duplicate tube under the purple frame. Make the paper active. With the magic wand, click outside the paper. Make the duplicate tube active again. Delete. Select none. Make the original tube active. Select the eraser tool and erase the bottom of the tube so it looks like she is sticking out of the frame.
-Open frame 6. Make the bottom layer. Select the rotate tool. Click the canvas and in the angle box put 90. Scale 60%. Move to the left of the purple frame. Layer To Image Size. Duplicate. Select the flip tool. Click canvas. Add paper 18 to the left frame (repeat steps for adding paper to purple frame). Add paper 17 to right frame. Repeat drop shadow on both frames.
-Open frame 1. Make the bottom layer. Place in the center. Add paper 10 to this frame. Repeat drop shadow on frame.
Other Elements:
Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all element layers. see my tag for placement.
lights 2
bow 4
reindeer 2
tree 2
snowflakes 4 & 8
ribbon 3
ornament 9
snow couple
-Open paper 8. Move to the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks.
-Select your text tool. Select the buffalo nickel font, size 60, foreground 009cb7. Click canvas and type 'Merry'. Place text below tube. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on default. Filters>Decor>Add Bevel. Uncheck work on copy. Layer>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Grow by 2. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below text layer. Select the bucket tool and make white your foreground color. Fill the selection. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.
-Change your foreground color to dc9013 and text size to 50. Type 'Christmas'. Repeat the above steps to add the effects to your text.
-Add your name with the 1 snappy dna font. Also add your copyright.
You're finished!


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