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Monday, December 14, 2015

PTU Tut- Merry Little Christmas

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 IB-Nikki Burnette by Gimptastic Scraps.
Purchase this kit exclusively at CDO
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Ismael Rac. You must have a valid license to use his tubes. Purchase them at his store HERE.
Template 196 from me HERE
Mask 435 from Vix
Font- Mathilde

Lets begin!

  -Open template. Delete credits. 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:
3- paper 6
4- paper 5
5- paper 3
6- paper 1
7- paper 4
8- paper 6
words 1- paper 1

Make layer 1 active and add paper 2
Select none. Grab the fuzzy select tool (magic wand). Click inside frame. Select>Grow 2. Layer>New Layer. Make sure new layer is below layer you just added paper to. Change foreground color to 0a7226. Bucket fill selection. Select>Shrink 3. Press Delete on keyboard. Grow 3. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default.

Make layer 2 active. Add paper 4 but DON'T select none. Open tube. Resize 60%. Place in selection. I duplicated mine a few times and placed in different spots inside the selection. Invert & Delete. Select none. Change mode of tube layer to overlay. Lower opacity to 35. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Gaussian Blur on default. Change mode to hard light and lower opacity to 20.

-Make words 2 active. Alpha to selection. Change foreground to ffffff. New layer. Bucket fill selection. Grow 1. Bucket fill with c30505. Select none. Repeat drop shadow.

-Open tube again. Move below the word art layers. Resize 50%. Place center of tag. Duplicate. Gaussian blur on default. Change mode to hard light and lower opacity to 35. Duplicate again and change mode to screen and lower opacity to 25. Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer.

6- rotate 10
3-rotate -15
2- flip

-Open paper 5 and apply mask. Click HERE to learn how to use masks in Gimp.

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


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