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Friday, August 23, 2013

PTU tut- Azure

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance any other tut 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 Azure from A Taggers Scrap
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Alex Prihodko. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. Purchase them at Pics For Design.
Mask- 260 from weescotslass
Font- Frosting for Breakfast

-File>New 600x600.

-Open tube. Layer>Scale Layer 35%. Place on center of canvas. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur 5.0. Change mode to soft light. lower the opacity to 75.

-Open grass. Make the top layer in the layer box. Scale 85%. Place near bottom of tube. Duplicate. Move duplicate under tube layer. Repeat drop shadow. Make top grass layer active. Select the eraser tool. I erased near the tubes shoe and her hand (so it looks like she is sitting in the grass).

-Open frame 6. Make the bottom layer. Scale 90%. Select the rotate tool. Click canvas and in the angle box put 10. Place on center of canvas. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 1. Move below frame layer. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Scale 75%. Place in selection. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Select>None. Make the frame layer active. I had part of the frame sticking below the grass, so I erased it. Repeat drop shadow on frame.

-Open folded paper background. Make the bottom layer. Place in center of tag. Eraseany of the paper that is sticking under the grass at the bottom of tag. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open frame 2. Move below tube layer. Scale 50%. Place to the top left of tag. Select the magic wand. While pressing shift, click inside the frame. There are a few small parts you need to click at the left. Grow 10. Open paper 3. Move below this frame. Add alpha channel. Scale 50%. Place in selection. Invert & delete. Select none. Make frame active and repeat drop shadow.

-Open ribbon 1. Make the top layer. Rotate 90. Scale 75%. Place at bottom of tag. Duplicate. Move duplicate below tube layer. Repeat drop shadow. make the top ribbon layer active. Erase the part of ribbon that is covering her hand.

-Open Ribbon 2. Make the top layer. rotate 90. Scale 65%. Place at the bottom right. Duplicate. Move duplicate under tube layer. Repeat drop shadow.  Make the top ribbon active and erase in the same spot as you did the other ribbon.

Other elements:
greenery 2
flower 7
flower 5
jar (rotate 90)
shadow box
flower 6
flower 9
leaves 1
button 3

-Open paper 12. Make bottom layer. Add alpha channel. Apply mask. Click here to learn how to use masks in Gimp.

-Add name and copyright and you're done!!


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