Tuesday, November 27, 2012

PTU - Merry Christmas

This tutorial was written by me on November 27th, 2012. Please do not claim as your own. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Mask Of Choice

Scrap Kit - PTU scrap kit called Merry Christmas 2011 by Heidi at Scottish Butterfly
You can purchase this kit here

Font Of Choice 

Tube Of Choice - I used the artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have the proper license to use his work.  You can visit his shop here

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


Open New Canvas
I did 800x800. 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 3
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



Open Cluster frame
Now open Paper5
Use your ellipse tool and make a circle on paper5
Paste as new layer.

Open These Elements and use the same dropshadow as above. 

Swirl Sucker

Open up your tube and place it in the middle. Use your erase tool and erase the extra part of your tube!!

Now dropshadow your elements with these settings.

Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 62
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Now resize your tag to 600x600

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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