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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

PTU tut- Merry Christmas 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 Here Comes Santa Claus from Gimptastic Scraps
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Barbara Jensen. You must have a proper license to use her tubes. Purchase them at her store HERE
Template 451 from Millie's PSP Madness
Mask 137 from Millie's PSP Madness
Font- Sverige Script Decorated Demo

  -Open template. Delete credits. Image>Scale Image 550x550 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, 5, black, 50. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used:

1- paper 9

2- paper 8
*Layer>New Layer. Change foreground color to b21c0b. Select bucket fill tool and fill selection. Select>Shrink 4. Edit>Cut. Select none. Filters>Noise RGB Noise on default settings. Repeat drop shadow.*

3- paper 4
*Add outline using bea877 (gold). Repeat the steps above.*

4- paper 3
* add outline using 126131 (green).*

5- paper 10
*Select none. Select the fuzzy select tool (magic wand) and click inside this circle. Grow 6. Open tube. Make sure tube layer is below red circle layer. Place in selection. I duplicated and place my tube at different points inside the selection. If you do this, merge (Layer>Merge Down) all tube layers together. Invert and delete. Select none. Change the mode of the tube layer to Value. Duplicate tube layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change mode to overlay and lower opacity to 40.*

6- paper 1
*Add gold outline*

7- paper 7

*Invert. Add new layer. Move new layer below current layer. Grow 1. Bucket fill with 126131. Select none. Repeat noise. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open tube. Move above the big circle layers in the layer box. Duplicate. Gaussian blur. Change mode to hard light and lower opacity to 50. Repeat drop shadow on original tube layer. I had some tube at the bottom of the tag so I erased it.

25 (rotate 20)
28 (flip)
37 (rotate -20)
39 (duplicate & flip)

-Open paper 2. Apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp.

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


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