Friday, October 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Season


This tutorial was written by me. 
Any similarity is purely coincidental. 
It was done using Gimp and
 was written with for those who
 have experience using Gimp. 
I am pretty sure Psp users can follow this tutorial as well.


Thanksgiving Season



Scrapkit is called Thanksgiving Season .
 Vickie's Scraps   http://vickies-scraps.blogspot.com/
You can purchase the kit here

Tube is artist Vinegar. I bought mine at PTE but they are closed so  now
you can find this artist tubes here 


Vix mask 238  you can get it here



Open new  canvas 800 x 800  ( white )

New layer , open element 106 , copy and paste to left of canvas
 and rotate slightly

  New layer, open element 11, copy and paste , resize to 150 height,
flip horizontally, place on top of left shutter

New layer, open element 45 , resize to 225 height, c/p onto right  shutter
autocrop layer, dup and flip horizontally , place on left shutter,
rotate as needed

New layer, open element 97 , resize to 500 width, c/p just below window

New layer, open element 64, resize to 325 width, c/p see my tag for placement
 New layer,open element 32 , resize to 100h , c/p
New layer , open element 58 , resize to 125width, c/p
New layer , open element 74 , resize to 150 height, c/p move below element 64
dup and flip horizontally
New layer, open element 54 , resize to 300 width, c/p and position

fuzzy select inside frame, add new layer and move below frame, select , grow x2
copy close up tube and Paste into , position and then select none, overlay

New layer, copy full tube and paste , resize as needed , ds 8/8/15/80

add your fav ds to the rest of the elements  ( I used 3/4/8/38 )

hide bg and merge visible , layer autocrop , resize to 550 width
new layer , add credits merge down

New layer , move below ,open paper 36 , c/p , add layer mask
open vix mask 238 apply mask , resize as needed
merge visible and delete the white bg
Autocrop image resize if needed to 550 width

Add your name.


Here a tag Pammers made me , thank you Pammers!

















Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Believe in Magic

Believe in Magic








Template 74 by Kandi Kissez here

The tube I have used is a PTU by Anna Marine you can buy her tubes at CDO store here

Scrap Kit is FTU called Autumn Splendor by Cinnamon Scraps and you can find it here

Font is 2Peas Mister Giggles 

The tutorial is written with the assumption that you have knowledge in using Gimp

This is my first tutorial so any feedback will be much appreciated. 
The tutorial is just a guide for you to use. I have my own way of doing things and they work for me but 
if you have an easier method then do it your way! I am an ole dog that isn't fond of change. Someone 
once told me if it works, don't fix it. Now on to my first try at tutorial writing. 


Open Template and delete credits,  pink , blue and black star

alpha to selection on mask layer and copy paper 16 and paste into , anchor and select none

click on box backs, add bevel thickness 2 

click on black boxes and alpha to selection , add layer , copy paper 2 and paste into ,
make sure you are on the new layer when you paste into. Anchor, select none then 
delete the black boxes.

Add new layer,resize crisscrossflower3  to  width 261, height 250 pixels, copy and paste ,
 see my tag for placement
Add new layer , resize crisscrossflower2 same as the other and copy and paste. 

left frame back, alpha to selection , add new layer, fill with #000000 , new layer and copy
 close up tube and  paste into ( not paste but paste into ) position to your liking and anchor , 
overlay,select none, then delete the frame back.

Add bevel, 2 thickness to left frame 

repeat steps for left frame back with the right frame back 

Alpha selection black star clusters , add new layer , copy paper1 and paste into, anchor, select none
delete black star clusters.

Add new layer , copy and paste your tube , position to your liking, add soft light

merge the word art together 

I use the default ds on my tube then use ds 3/4/8/38 for all the other elements. You can use the ds you like.

Merge visible layers, autocrop layer, resize ( my tags are usually 550 x 550 ) 

add copyright for your tube , delete white bg, autocrop image, resize if needed , 
I usually enhance by 20 

for my name I used 2Peas Mister Giggles font size 54 with black (#000000), duplicate and grow bottom layer x2 
fill with white (#ffffff) add a gaussin blur x4 to white layer , merge both name layers together and add bevel of 2 
drop shadow of choice and position


then save as 
( this is important ....make sure you save as.... not save . If you save then you can't use the template again.)

for my name I used 2Peas Mister Giggles font size 54 with black (#000000), duplicate and grow bottom layer x2 
fill with white (#ffffff) add a gaussin blur x4 to white layer , merge both name layers together and add bevel of 2 
drop shadow of choice and position




Hope you enjoyed my very first tutorial