Saturday, May 18, 2013

PTU - Wish You Were Here Tutorial + Cluster Frame

This tutorial was written by me on May 18th, 2013. 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 Wish You Were Here By Jackie's Jewels
You can find this kit on her blog

Font Of Choice

Tube Of Choice - Artwork By VeryMany. You must obtain a license to use this tube.
Visit PFD here.

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 5
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 Window
Open paper7. Use your rectangle tool and make a square on paper7
Copy/Paste as new layer in Window
Erase any unneccessary spots

Open These Elements and use the same dropshadow as above and resize to your liking!!!

Basket Of Letters
Flower Cluster
WordArt Swirl

Open your tube and place it to the right
Open up close up of tube and place on the inside of the window
Change mode to value

Now dropshadow your elements with these settings.

Filters, Light And Shadows...DropShadow
Offset X - 9
Offset Y - 9
Blur Radius - 15
Opacity - 73
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.

Here is a cluster frame I made as well. Please comment if you download.


Here is a tag I made using the cluster frame


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