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Thursday, February 16, 2012
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-
Gimp
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Deborah Grieves. You must have a license to use her tubes. You can purchase this tube tonight at PSP Tubes Emporium HERE
Texture from freaky665 HERE (I used texture 02)
Font- Arizona
Let's begin!
-File>new 600x225 px.
-Change your foreground color to 426870. Change your background color to 8a6c3c. Layer>new Layer. Renmae this layer GRADIENT 1. Select the gradient tool. Set it to FG TO BG (RGB) and Radial. While pressing ctrl, click the center of your canvas and drag all the way to the left.
-Add new layer. Rename layer GRADIENT 2. Make your top layer. We are going to add another gradient. Change it to linear. Click the top left corner of your canvas and drag to the bottom right corner. Change the mode of this layer to overlay.
-Open texture. Rename this layer TEXTURE. Move this layer below your gradient 2 layer. Select the rotate tool. Click canvas. In the angle box put 90. Layer>Scale Layer 21%. Change the mode to multiply.
-Open tube close up. Rename this layer TUBE 1. Move this layer below the texture layer. Place to the far left. Change the mode to value. Lower the opacity to 60.
-Open full boy tube. Rename layer TUBE 2. Move layer below texture layer. Place to the far right. Change the mode to overlay.
-Open tube close up again. Make the top layer. Rename layer MAIN TUBE. Scale 75%. Place in the middle. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to overlay and lower the opacity to 60.
-Add new layer. rename this layer LIGHT. Move this layer below the tube 2 layer. Filters>Light & Shadow>Gradient Flare on default. Repeat.
-Add new layer. Make the top layer. Change your foreground to 8a6c3c. using the bucket fill tool, fill your canvas. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on default. Layer>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Select>Shrink 5. Press delete on your keyboard. Add new layer. Bucket fill with 2b5b64. Shrink by 1 and delete. Add new layer. Fill with black. Shrink by 1 and delete. Select>none.
-Add your name and copyright.
Avatar:
Close of all the layers above the gradient 2 layer (click eye next to layer in layer box). Edit>Copy Visible.
-File>New 150x150 px.
-Edit>Paste As>New Layer. Layer>Layer To Image Size.
-open tube. Make the top layer. Place to the far right.
-Add border. Repeat the steps above for adding border to banner.
-Add your name and copyright.
All done!

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