Monday, December 31, 2012

FTU - Start Fresh

This tutorial was written by me on December 31st, 2012. Please do not claim as your own. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Mask Of Choice - I used one of mine.  
You can find it here

Scrap Kit - FTU scrapkit called start fresh By Soxie At Soxsational Scraps
You can download it here

Font Of Choice 

Tube Of Choice - I used the artwork of Pin Up Toons. You must have proper licenses to use this tube. I got this tube at CDO

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 8
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 Start Fresh17
Use your rectangle tool and make a circle on Start Fresh Paper10
Paste as new layer on Start Fresh17

Open These Elements and use the same dropshadow as above. 

Start Fresh02
Start Fresh 03
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Start Fresh49
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Open up your tube and place it in the middle.
Now open tube again and change mode to hard light..then use your flip tool and flip your tube.

Now dropshadow your elements with these settings.

Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 63
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. 
You may send them to


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