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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

PTU Tut- July 4th

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
PTU Kit Independence Day from Sweet Occasions Designs. You can purchase this kit at Lollipops N Gumdrops
Tube of choice. Iam using the art of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use these tubes.. Purchase them at PSP Tubes Emporium
Mask 81 from weescotslass
Font- Simply Glamorous

-File>New 600x600 px.
Open patriotic frame 1. Layer>Scale Layer 17%. Place to the center left of canvas. Select the magic wand and click inside the frame. Select>Grw 5. Open paper 6. Move paper layer below frame layer in layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Select>None. Make the frame layer active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50.
-Open patriotic frame round 1. Scale 25%. Place to the center, right side of canvas. Add paper 3 (repeat above). Repeat drop shadow on frame.
-Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 75%. Place in the middle of tag. Layer>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Grow 2. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below tube layer. Change foreground to white. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Grow 2. Add new layer. Move layer below current active layer. Foreground: a41014. Background: 003286. Select the blend tool. Gradietn: FG TO BG (RGB). Shape: Linear. Click the middle left side of the selection a drag to the middle right side. Select none. FIlters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.35. Repeat drop shadow.
-Make tube layer active. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to soft light. Lower the opacity to 85.
-Open frame 3. Make the bottom layer. Scale 30%. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put -10. Center on tag. Repeat drop shadow.
Other Elements:
balloons 1
flag 3
fireworks 3
star doodle 1
hat 1
cupcake 4
-Open paper 2. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks.
-Add name and copyright and your done!


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