Wednesday, January 30, 2013

FTU - Summer's Eve Garden

This tutorial was written by me on January 30th, 2013 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 "Summer's Eve Garden" By Inzpired Creationz
You can download the kit here

Font Of Choice

Tube Of Choice - Artwork Of Elias Chatzoudis. You must have the proper license to use his work. You can visit his store to get a license if you don't have one.

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


Open New Canvas
I did can resize it at the end if you would like.

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 9
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 Frame4
Use your ellipse tool and make a circle on paper 9
Paste as new layer on frame4

Open These Elements and use the same dropshadow as above.

Bistro Set
Garden Statues
Grass 1 (duplicate 1x)
Lamp Post
Path 1
Sparkles 2
Sparkles 3
Tree 1
Wordart 1

Open up your tube and place it in the middle
Now open your tube again and using your ellipse tool and make a circle around the head of your tube.
Now place it in the middle of frame4 and change mode to overlay.

Now dropshadow your elements with these settings.

Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 10
Opacity - 63
Color - #000000
Allow Resizing

Now resize your tag to 600x600 if you would like.

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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