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Monday, June 25, 2012

FTU Tut- Let Freedom Ring

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.
Gimp or program of choice
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Lix. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase the one I used at PSP Tubes Emporium.
 FTU kit The Red, White and Blue from Tasha's Playground
Template 147 from me HERE
Mask 141 from weescotslass
Fonts- BigNoodleTitling & KG Payphone

-Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 450x276 px. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 px and click center.
-Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer.Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
1- paper 5 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50
2- paper 12 repeat drop shadow
3- paper 9 repeat drop shadow
4- paper 6 repeat drop shadow
5- paper 7 repeat drop shadow
6- paper 10 repeat drop shadow
7- paper 4 repeat drop shadow
-Open tube. Make the top layer. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Place towards the left. Repeat drop shadow. Layer>Duplicate. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur default. Change the mode to soft light. Lower the opacity to 50.
-Open frame 3. Make the bottom layer. Scale 70%. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put -10. Place frame in center of tag. Select the magic wand. Click inside the frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 8. Move paper layer below frame layer. Add alpha channel. Scale 65%. Invert & delete. Select none. Make the frame layer active and repeat drop shadow.
frame 1
firework 2
firework 3
candy 3
button - rotate -10
star pop - rotate -7
star 2
star 3
-Open paper 3. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks.
-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Big NoodleTitling, size 50. Click the canvas and type 'Let Freedom Ring'. Place text at the top right of tag. Layer>Alpha To Selection.Layer>Add New Layer. Select the blend tool. Gradient: FG TO BG (RGB), Shape: Linear. Click the top right of selection with your mouse and drag it down to the bottom right of selection. FIlters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.40. Grow by 2. Add new layer. Move new layer below current active layer. Change your foreground color to white. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.
-Add name with KG Payphone font. Add your copyright.
You're finished!


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