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Friday, January 2, 2015

PTU Tut- Happy New Year 2015

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 Birthstone Series: Blue Topaz from Gimptastic Scraps. You can purchase this kit exclusively at The PSP Project.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Alex Prihodko. You must have a proper license to use these tubes. You can purchase them at Pic For Design.
Mask: 141 from weescotslass
Font: HaloHandletter
Word Art from me. Just right click each one and save.

Let's get started!
-File>New 650x650 px.
-Open frame 3. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside the frame. Select>Grow 5. Open paper 1. Move below the frame layer in the layer box. Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on keyboard. Select>None. Make the frame layer active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 5, black, 50.
-Open frame 2. Make bottom layer. Scale 60%. Place at the top left of tag. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Place duplicate at the bottom right of tag. Add paper 2 to the top frame and paper 5 to bottom frame. Repeat drop shadow on both frames.
-Open frame 4. Make bottom layer. Scale 65%. Add paper 3 to this frame. Repeat drop shadow on frame.
-Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 45%. Place center of tag. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open frame 5. Move below tube layer. Using the magic wand click inside frame. Grow 5. Layer>New Layer. Move new layer below star frame layer. Change foreground color to 898c8c. Using the bucket fill tool, click inside selection. Open tube. Place inside selection. Invert & delete. Select none. Change the mode of the tube to value. Repeat drop shadow on frame.
-Open frame 5 again. Move below other star frame. Scale 25%. Select the flip tool and click canvas. Place below other star frame. Repeat the steps above to place tube in star, but this time bucket fill with61b3cf. Change the mode to screen. Repeat drop show on frame.
hat (flip)
confetti 2
sparkler (rotate -10)
fabric flower
disco ball
gem 1
gem 2
flower 1
flower 2
beads (flip)

-Place word art on tag.

-Open paper 5 and make the bottom layer. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp.

-Add name and copyright and you are done!

Have a Happy New Year!


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