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Friday, March 15, 2013

FTU Tut- St. Patty's 2013

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
FTU kit 50 Shades of Shamrock from Tasha's Playground
Fonts- Uncial Antiqua & Great Vibes

-File>New 600x600 px.

 -Select the text tool. Font: Uncial Antiqua, Size:100, Foreground color: White. Click canvas and type the 1st letter of your name. Layer>Layer To Image Size. Layer>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Select>Shrink 1. Edit>Cut. Select>Grow 1. Open paper 1. Move paper layer below white text layer in layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Layer>Scale Layer 50%. Place paper in selection. Select>Invert. Cut. Select>None. Filters>Deco>Add Bevel. Uncheck work on copy. Press ok. Make the white outline layer active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Merge these 3 layers together (Layer>Merge Down). Place to the center left side of canvas.

-Repeat for the rest of the letters in your name using different papers.

-Open grass. Make the bottom layer. Place behind your name.

-Open the rainbow and also put this behind your name.

-Open flower 3. Move below rainbow layer. Scale 35%. Place to the left side of tag. Layer>Duplicate 3 times. Place each flower layer side by side at the bottom of the name. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 5, black, 50.

Other Elements:
flower 4
shamrock 2

-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Great Vibes, Size: 35, Foreground Color: Black. Click canvas and type 'Happy St. Patrick's Day'. Place text below your name. Alpha to selection. Change foreground color to 5da100 and background to ffcc5b. Select the blend tool. Gradient: FG TO BG (RGB), Shape: Linear, Repeats: none. Layer>New Layer. Add gradient. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 0.35. Grow 1. Add new layer. Move new layer below gradient layer. Change foreground color to black. Select the bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.

-Add copyright and you're finished!

If you would like to use this tag anytime of the year, go ahead and leave out the word art.



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