Friday, November 9, 2012

FTU - Santa's Naughty Helper

This tutorial was written by me on November 9th, 2012. Please do not claim as your own. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Mask Of Choice

Scrap Kit - FTU Scrap Kit Called Christmas Traditions By Daph
You can download this kit at her blog here

Font Of Choice 

Tube Of Choice - I used the tubes in the kit

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


Open New Canvas
I did 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 1
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 clipped to image > Merge


Now its time to add elements to your tag. 


Open These Elements and use the same dropshadow as above. 

Open Frame2
Drop Shadow - Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 94
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Now open up paper15
Use your rectangle tool and make a square on paper15
Paste as new layer inside frame2

Open your tube and place it where you desire. Using the same dropshadow as above.

Open up these elements using the same dropshdow as above.

Christmas Tree
Snowman And Penguin
North Pole Sign
Sign Post
Santa Hat

When you are happy with your tag..
Add Copyright!!
Add Name!!
Merge All Layers!

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial. If you have done any of my tutorials, I would love to see your results. 
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