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Tuesday, April 30, 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.
 Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
Tube of choice. I am using the art of gIO. You must have a license to use these tubes. Purchase the one I used at The PSP Project.
Light textures by tunichtgut
Animation SimoneAni409 (use the PSD version) from Scrappy Bit Of Fun
Font- Segoe UI Light (windows default font)
 
-File>New 600x200 px.
 
-Layer>New Layer. Name this layer background. ound color to 792aab.  Select the blend tool. Gradient: FG to BG (RGB), Shape: Linear, Repeats: None. While pressing ctrl on your keyboard, click the bottom middle og canvas with your mouse and drag straight up to the top middle. Layer>Duplicate Layer.  Filters>Distorts>Blinds. Horizontal, Displacement: 42, Number of Segments: 9.

 
-Open tube. Make the top layer. Place to the left side of canvas. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Layer>Scale Layer 65%. Scoot duplicate over to the right a tad. Duplicate. Scale 65% and scoot to the right again. Make the top tube layer active. Layer>Merge Down, twice (to merge all 3 tube layers together). Layer>Layer To Image Size. Duplicate. Select the flip tool and click canvas. Merge the 2 tube layers together. Name this layer bottom tubes. Colors>Colorize: Hue, 266, Saturation: 31, Lightness: 0. Change the mode to screen. Duplicate. Name this layer duplicate tubes. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur 10.0.
 
-Make the background layer active. Select the fuzzy select tool. While pressing shift, click inside every other line:
 
-Make the bottom tubes layer active. Duplicate. Select>Invert. Delete. Select>None. Change the mode to hard light.
 
-Open tube again. Name this layer main tube. Scale 75%. Place in the center of tag.
 
-Open light texture extra. Move below main tube layer. Place to the left side of tag.
 
-Open light texture 15. Rotate 90 Place to right side of tag.
 
-Open light texture 3. Rotate 90. Move below bottom tubes layer. Place to the left side of tag. Duplicate. Move duplicate layer under main tube layer. Place to the right side of tag.
 
-Make background layer active. Add new layer. Name this layer circle. Select the ellipse select tool and make a circle in the center of your canvas. Change your foreground color to white and leave your background to the purple used earlier. Select the blend tool. Change the shape to Bi-Linear. Click the top right of your circle with your mouse and drag diagonally to the left bottom. Select none. Gaussian blur 100.0. Change the mode to grain merge.
 
-Make the top layer active. New Layer. name this layer border. Change foreground color to purple used earlier. Select the bucket fill tool and fill canvas. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Change all sliders (except alpha) to 1.00. Filters>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Select>Shrink by 2. Delete. Bucket fill with white. Shrink 1. Delete. Bucket fill black. Shrink 1. Delete. Select none.
 
-Add new layer. Make sure it is under the border layer. Name this layer shadow. Bucket fill canvas with black. Alpha to selection. Shrink by 5. Delete. Select none. Gaussian blur 10.0
 
-Add your name and copyright.
Here is the unanimated version:
 
 
If you don't want to animate you're done! If you would like to animate, scroll on down :)
 
I am putting my animation underneath the main tube layer. Click HERE for a tut on how to use animations in gimp.
 
For the avatar:
 
You still need to have your banner open. Edit>Copy Visible.
 
-File>New 150x150 px.
 
-Make your main tube layer invisible (click eye next to layer in layer box).
 
-Edit>Paste As>New Layer.
 
-As you can see, I put the name for my tag in the upper right side. I just used the mouse to drag my pasted layer until I could see the name.
 
-To add the border, repeat steps above for adding border to banner.
 
-Add copyright and you are done!

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