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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

FTU Tut- Dear Edward

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 Eclipsy. You must have a proper license 
to use these tubes. You can purchase the tube I used at The PSP Project 
FTU kit Los Muertos from Gimptastic Scraps
Template 276 from Millies PSP Madness 
Mask- 119 from weescotslass
Font- Xtreem Thin Demo

-Open template. Delete credits & 6. Image>Scale Image 550x420 px. Image>Canvas Size 650x650 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, 10, black, 80. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:

1- paper 8
2- paper 4
3- paper 7
5- paper 10

-Repeat drop shadow on layer 4.

-Open tube. Make the top layer. Layer>Scale Layer 65%. Place in the center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open frame 1. Make the bottom layer. Place in the center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-open frame 5. Move below the tube layer. Scale 25%. Select the rotate tool. Click canvas and in the angle box put -15. Place frame to the bottom left of tube (see mine). Layer>Duplicate Layer. Layer To Image Size. Select the flip toll and click canvas (to flip duplicate frame to the bottom right of tube).

-Make the left heart frame active. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside this frame. Select>grow 3. Open paper 3. Place inside the selection. Add alpha channel. Invert & delete. Open tube. Place in selection. Delete. Select none. Change the mode of this tube to soft light. Repeat drop shadow on frame. Repeat above for the right heart frame.

-Open frame 5 again. Move above the thin oval layer. Scale 50. Rotate -15. Place to the left of tube. Repeat drop shadow.

Repeat drop shadow on all element layers

candle (flip & duplicate twice)
scroll (flip)
Flowers 1, 2 & 3 (duplicate all & flip)
deco 1
feather (duplicate & 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 done!!


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