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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 Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Robert Alvarado you must have a license to use this art which you can get from PTE HERE. ~Treasured PTU scrapkit by Chichi Designz which you can get from Lollipops N Gumdrops HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 363 which you can HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Jey. 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 Frame 3, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 6 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. 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 Gaussian Blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussian 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. 5. Open and place the following elements: Fire Coins Coins 1 Flag 2 Barrel Crate Skull 1 Beware sign Candles Gold Book Lock Key Butterfly ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Fire and Skull 1)~ 6. Open Paper 7. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks). 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)

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