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Thursday, January 1, 2015
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 Needed:

~Gimp (any version will do).

~Kit of choice. I used a new PTU kit called Winterberry by Jackie's Jewels, which you can find HERE.

 ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of VeryMany, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE.

~Template of choice. I used MPM template 724 which you can get HERE.

~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 363 which you can get HERE.

~Font of choice. I used Plaster of Paris.

Let's get started!!!

1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha).

2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them.

~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete).

These are the papers I used:

Paper 1
Paper 3
Paper 5
Paper 7
Paper 8
Paper 10

~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color).

~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow).

3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and a close-up. I changed the mode on the close-up to Overlay (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Overlay from the drop down menu). The close-up has been added to the template in the same way you add paper (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select tube layer in layer box > Delete). Add drop shadow to full body tube.

4. Open and place the following elements:

Icicles 2
Wheel
Feaher
Weeds
Flower Scatter
Snowpile 2
Snowballs
Landed Snowflake
Leaves 1
Pinecone
Lantern
Heart
Birdhouse
Coffee
Bird

~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~

~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Icicles 2, Snowpile 2 & Snowballs)~

 5. Open Paper 4

6. Open mask

7. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks).
8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers).

9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image).

10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image).

11. Add copyright info and name.

12. Save as .png

ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

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