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Thursday, June 13, 2013

FTU Tut- Platinum Babe

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
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Carlos Reis. You must use a proper license with this tube. You can purchase the tube I used at The PSP Project.
FTU kit Platinum from Gimptastic Scraps.
Mask- Big Mask 016 from Vix (the 1st one)
Fonts- Masterics, Bank Gothic & Before The Rain
-File>New 600x600 px and make sure your x & y resolutions are set to 72.00.
-Open frame 2. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Place frame in the center of the canvas. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand) and click inside the top box of frame. Select>Grow 4. Open paper 3. Move below the frame layer. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Make sure the paper is in the selection. Select>Invert. Press delete on the keyboard. Open tube. Place in the selection. Delete. Select>None. Change the mode to value. Repeat for the bottom part of frame, using paper 6. Make the frame layer active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50.
-Open frame 3. Make the bottom layer. Scale 85%. Select the rotate tool and click canvas. In the angle box put 15. Place in the center of canvas. Click inside frame using the magic wand. Grow 4. Open paper 9 and move below the frame layer. Add alpha channel. Invert & delete. Select none. Make the frame active and repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 6. Make the top layer. Scale 40%. Rotate 15. Place to the top right of tag. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Select the flip tool and click canvas (to flip duplicate heart). Place the duplicate at the bottom left of tag. Repeat drop shadow on both heart frame layers.
-Open frame 1. Move above the big square frame (frame 3). Place in the center of tag. Using the magic wand, click inside the frame. You may need to press shift while getting all the parts of the frame selected. Open tube. Make the top layer. Position tube in the center of tag. Duplicate. Move the duplicate tube under frame 1. Invert & delete. Select none. Make the top tube active. Repeat drop shadow. Layer>Merge Down (to merge tube with shadow). Select the eraser tool and erase the bottom half of tube so it looks like she is sticking out of the frame.
-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Bank Gothic, Size: 50, Foreground color: Black. Click canvas and type Platinum. Place text to the bottom left of tag. Layer>Transparency>Alpha to Selection. Grow 1. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below text layer. Change foreground color to white. Select the bucket tool and fill selection. Grow 1. Add new layer. Move new layer below current layer. Bucket fill with black. Select>None. Repeat drop shadow.
-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Masterics, Size: 100, Foreground: White. Click canvas and type Babe. Place under Platinum. Alpha to selection. Grow 1. Add new layer. Move below text. Bucket fill with black. Grow 1. Add new layer and move below current layer. Bucket fill white. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.
scatter (flip)
light effect
glass (flip)
feather (flip)
-Open paper 5. Make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp.
-Add name and copyright and you're finished!!


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