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Monday, November 5, 2012

FTU - Santa's Comfort N Joy


This tutorial was written by me on November 5th, 2012. Please do not claim as your own.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

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Mask Of Choice

Scrap Kit - FTU Scrap Kit Called Christmas Joy by Teresa Top Cat 
You can download it here

Font Of Choice 

Tube Of Choice - I Used The artwork Of Scott Blair. I was gifted this tube when he was with MPT..since then MPT has closed.

Program - Gimp 2.6..but any program will do.

Template - I'm santa's Comfort N Joy
You can download it here
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Open New Canvas
I did 900x900.you can resize it at the end

Open Mask
Right click on your layers 
Go down to alpha by selection
Edit > fill w/ BG color - Make sure color is #FFFFFF

Open Paper 2
Right click on your layers
Click add layer mask
Then a window will pop up 
then click black (full transparency)
Then click add
Edit > Copy 
Edit > Paste
On Layers > click on floating selection
Then right click on layers
scroll down to anchor layer
Delete first layer!!!

You should have a mask..then a black square next to it on your layers.
Image > Merge Visible Layers 
Box should pop up..click clipped to image > Merge

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Open New Canvas

Open Your Template
Delete The Credits

Right click on paper11
Extract it and put it in your patterns folder in gimp 2.6 folder

Use your select by color tool
with the select by color..click on gradient circle
Edit > Fill With Pattern 

Right click on paper4
Extract it and put it in your patterns folder in gimp 2.6 folder

Use your select by color tool
with the select by color..click on long rectangles
Edit > Fill With Pattern 

Right Click On Paper1
Extract it and put it in your patterns folder in gimp 2.6 folder

Use your select by color tool
with the select by color..click on long rectangles
Edit > Fill With Pattern 

Delete Mistletoe and Mistletoe D/S

Open Paper3
Use your select by color tool
with the select by color..click on gold rectangle
Edit > Fill With Pattern 
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Now that the hard part is over..you are ready to add elements and your tube

Open Element1
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Open Tube
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 91
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Open close up of tube
Use you ellipse tool and make a circle around the head of your tube
Copy
Paste as a new layer inside circle frames

Open Element50
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Open Element35
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Duplicate Element35
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Open Element39
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Open Element22
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Open Element17
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Open Element13
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Add Copyright!!

Add Name!!

Merge All Layers!

Save!

Enjoy!!

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