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Thursday, October 18, 2012

PTU Tut- Practice Safe Hex

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 Spooked from Tasha's Playground
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Verymany. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase the one I used at Pics For Design.
Template 161 by me HERE
Mask 2 from Staci @ Creative Misfits Creations
Font: Pass The Chex 

-Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 450x278 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. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
1- paper 7
2- paper 13
3 & 4- paper 5
5- paper 11
6- paper 2
7- paper 3
8- paper 12
9- paper 4
10- paper 10
11- paper 7
12- paper 1
words 2- paper 9 no drop shadow
-Make words 2 back active. Alpha to selection. Select>Grow 1. Layer>New Alyer. Move new layer below words 2 back. Change your foreground color to black. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Grow 2. Add new layer and put below black filled layer. Bucket fill new layer with b7d736. Filters>Noise>RGB noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.35. Add drop shadow of 3, 3, 3, 10, black, 50.
-Make words 1 active. Colors>Colorize. Change only the lightness to -100.
-Make words 1 back active. Colorize. Change only the hue to 80. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open tube. Move tube blow all the word layers. Layer>Scale Layer 55%. Place tube in the middle of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 4. Move frame below the big black glitter circle layer. Scale 35%. Colorize: Hue: 80, Saturation: 50, Lightness: 40. Place on the small stripped circle on the left bottom of tag. Add drop shadow of  2, 2, 2, black, 50. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Place duplicate on the small striped circle on the top right of tag.
-Open frame 1. Make the bottom layer. Scale 75%. Place in the middle of tag. Select the magic wand and click the top box of the frame. Grow by 5.  Open paper 12. Move paper below frame. Add alpha channel. Invert & delete. Select none. Repeat for the bottom portion of frame using paper 13. Make the frame active and add a drop shadow of 3, 3, 10, black, 80.
brad 2
glass  Rotate 20
flower 2
haunted house
flair 4
bat ribbon 2
-Add mask to both papers 9 & 5 (separately). Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp.
-Add your name and copyright and you're finished!


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