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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

PTU Tut- Home for the Holidays

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 Home For The Holidays from Sweet Cravings Scraps
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them at his shop HERE.
Mask 337 from weescotslass
Fonts: Great Vibes, Will&Grace and TheNautiGal

-File>New 600x600 px.
-Open frame 1. Layer>Scale Layer 45%. Place in center of canvas. Select the magic wand and click inside frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 4. Move paper layer below frame layer in the layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Select>None. Make the frame active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 0, 0, 5, black, 50.
-Open frame 2. Make the bottom layer. Scale 55 %. Place at the upper left of white frame. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 6. Make the top layer. Scale 45% and place on the white frame. Using the magic wand, click inside frame. Grow 5. Invert. Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 70%. Place tube on red frame. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Move duplicate below the red frame in laye box. Delete. Select none. Make the top tube active. Select the eraser tool and erase the bottom portion of tube sticking outside of the frame. Make the frame active and repeat drop shadow.
tree decorated
ribbon 1
tree branch - Flip
cookie 2
candy 2
ornament 2
polar bear
-Open paper 2. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in gimp.
-Make the top layer acitve. Select the text tool. Font: Great Vibes, Size 65, foreground color: e1d2a9. Click canvas and type 'Home'. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.35. Place text to the lower left of tag. Layer>Transparency>Alpha to Selection. Grow 2. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below text layer. Change foreground to 890202. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Add drop shadow of 0, 0, 5, black, 80.
-Make the top layer active. Still using the text tool, change font: will&grace, size: 40, foreground color: 890202. Click canvas and type 'for the holidays'. Place text below 'Home' text. Alpha to selection. Grow 1. New layer. Move new layer below this text layer. Bucket fill with e1d2a9. Select none. Repeat noise and drop shadow.
-Add your name with TheNautiGal font and add copyright and you're done!


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