Seeds of friendship
This tutorial was written by me.
Any similarity is purely coincidental.
It was done using Gimp
but can be done with any program
Tube of choice
I used a PTU tube . The art of Maryline Cazenave you can find the tubes at Creative Design Outlet here
You MUST have a license to use this tube.
Cluster frame freebie - The Avenue from Karra's Kreative Korner here
scroll down the page
Mask is one of Chas - mask3 from Creative Misfits here
Font of choice
Passing Notes from dafont here
right click and save image as
Note: autocrop layer as you go and if you prefer , you can add your ds to your layers as you go too
Open new canvas , white 800 x 800 px ( this is just so we have room to play . We will crop it at the end)
add new layer
copy cluster frame , resize to 500 px width , paste
Open your tube
copy and paste
resize and position to your liking
you can use my tag as reference if you like.
add new layer above bg layer
use the ellipse select too and make a circle that is slightly larger than the frame at the lower right corner.
if you have a close up tube you can use it if not just use the same tube
copy and Paste INTO ( make sure you paste INTO and not paste)
resize and position as needed.
duplicate this layer
add ds to the original layer
on the copy
lower opacity of this layer to about 38 , play with it till you like the look.
add new layer above frame layer and below tube layer
copy the word art
paste , rotate and resize
Mine is 400 px wide
on original layer ,alpha to selection , select /grow x2
fill with color # ceb284
on copy layer alpha to selection , fill with color #250c04
filters/ decor/ add bevel ( make sure to unclick the work on copy ) bevel 2 width
merge the two layers and add ds
add ds to your layers if you haven't already
hide the bg layer
merge visible layers
I resized mine to 590 width
unhide the bg and center your tag on the bg
If you want to add a mask ,
Add new layer above bg layer
Fill with a color or choose a paper and copy and paste , you can use a texture too
right click on the layer /add layer mask/ make sure the black (full transparency ) is checked , click add
copy your mask and paste
position and select none
I resize if needed to 600 px width
add new layer and add your copyrights and license if needed
when you are happy with it I delete the bg layer
autocrop image , make sure its no bigger than 600 px at the largest side
filters/ enhance/sharpen (20)
add your name
I hope you like the tutorial . I would love to see anything you create.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org