Monday, January 21, 2013

PTU -- 50 Shades

This tutorial was written by me on January 21st, 2013 Please do not claim as your own. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Mask Of Choice - I used mask 36 from Moonbeams & Spiderwebs
You can download the mask here

Scrap Kit - PTU scrap kit called "50 Shades Darker" BY Spellbound Designs
You can purchase this kit here

Font Of Choice 

Tube Of Choice - I used the artwork of Keith Garvey.You must have the proper license to use this tube. Visit Keith's site 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 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 Frame3
Use your ellipse tool and make a circle on paper1
Paste as new layer on frame3

Open These Elements and use the same dropshadow as above. 

Feather (duplicate 1x) - Use your rotate tool and rotate with the following settings: Angle  -14.33 --Center X - 443.00 -- Center Y - 513.50

Rose 1 (duplicate 1x)
Rose 2 (duplicate 1x)
Parental Advisory
Music Notes

Open up your tube and place it in the middle
Now cut part of your tube and place in the middle of frame3 and change to grain merge..then duplicate 1x and place on the left of frame3. 

Now dropshadow your elements with these settings.

Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 80
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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