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Monday, November 19, 2012

PTU Tut- Snow Buddies

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 Season To Be Freezin from Gimptastic Scraps
Template 178 from Addictive Templates
Fonts- Secret Recipe & Firefly Castle

-Open template. Delete credits, raster 2, 3, 4 & 5. Image>Scale Image 450x450 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, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:
copy of raster 7- paper 2 (no drop shadow)
raster 7- paper 4 (no drop shadow)
raster 6- paper 5 (no drop shadow)
raster 9- paper 6
raster 8- paper 8
raster 10- paper 10
-Make raster 11 active. Colors>Colorize on defualt settings. Repeat drop shadow.
-Copy of raster 11 active. Colorize- Hue: 276, Saturation: 50, Lightness: 35. Repeat drop shadow.
-Raster 12 active. Colorize: Hue: 103, Saturation: 63, Lightness: 9. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 4. Make the top layer. Layer>Scale Layer 35%. Place to the bottom right of the tag. Select the magic wand and click inside the frame. Select>Grow 5. Change foreground color to 8cd2dc and background color to b685d6. Select the blend tool. Grandiet: FG TO BG (RGB), Shape: Linear, Repeats: None. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below frame layer. Add gradient to the selection by clicking the center of the selection and crag down. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Distort>Ripple. Change only the period to 21 and the amplitute to 53. Filters>Blur>Blur. Open snow angel 1. Place in the selection. Invert & delete. Select none. Change the mode to soft light. Make the frame active and repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 1. Make the bottom layer. Scale 85%. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put 15. Place in the center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open snow angel 1. Move below the gradient layers. Scale 85%. Place in the middle of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open penguin 12. Move layer below snow angel. Scale 65%. Rotate 10. Place to the right side of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open scarf. Move layer above snow angel. Place at the bottom of tag. Repeat drop shadow. Erase anything below the scraf layer.
holly leaves
snow swirl 1
branch (flip)
tree 1
star scatter
-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Secret Recipe, Size: 75, Foreground color: f4b765. Click canvas and type 'Snow Buddies'. Place text to the top laeft of tag. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.35. Filters>Decor>Add Bevel. Uncheck work on copy. Alpha to selection. Grow by 2. Add new layer & move new layer below text layer. Change foreground to white. Select the bucket fill tool and fill seleciton. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.
-Opem paper 4. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in gimp.
-Add your name with the Firefly Castle font. Also add copyright and you're done!


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