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Tuesday, April 3, 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 Keith Garvey. You must have a license to use this art which you can get from PTE HERE. ~Ladybug Garden PTU scrapkit by Tasha's Playground which you can also get from PTE HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used mask 9 which you can get from HorsePlay's Pasture HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Riddle Medium. 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 1, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 1 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: Corner Flower scatter Flower 2 Flower 3 Flower 5 Branch 2 Paper Ladybug Ladybug 2 Ladybug 3 Flower mug Boots Basket Scatter Frog ~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 Flower scatter)~ ~Go to Colors > Colorize > adjust until you have desired color~ 6. Open Paper 3. 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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