Gimptastic Scraps Available Exclusively @

CDO

Gimptastic Scraps CT

TonyasTemptations
AlwaysCreations
Kiyas
Kiyas
TagsnTutsbyPam
LadyDragus
BKCDesigns

Blog Trains

FantasticallyFreeBlogTrain

CU Licenses

CapriciousCULicense
ScrapNTubesCU
AnoriesWorldCU
CreativeArtDesignCU
LaCarolitasDesignCU
ScrapsDimensionsCUEricaWilmaSensibiityCUGOFCUTheScrappingCopCU
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work Adorable PTU kit from Creative Intentionz called Autumn Romance HERE Tube of choice. I am using pinuptoons. You must have a license to use them. You can get them HERE Font- Showguide Let's begin! -File>New 500x500 pixels. -Open wagon wheel 3. Layer>Scale Layer 75%. Move towards the top middle. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. -Open hay bale 2. Scale 75%. Move to the bottom of the wagon wheel. -Open hay bale 1. Scale 60%. Move this layer below hay bale 1 in your layer box. Place to the left of the other hay bale. Right click this layer in the layer box and choose layer to image size. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Select your flip tool and click the canvas to flip your duplicte to the other side. -Open fern 2. Move this layer below hay bale 1 in the layer box. -Open wagon wheel 1. Scale 50%. Move this layer above the white wagon wheel in the layer box. Place to the bottom left of the white wheel. I had some of the brown wheel sticking out below the hay so I erased it. repeat drop shadow. Open wagon wheel 2 and repeat above. -Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 70%. Repeat drop shadow. Duplicate. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode (top of layer box) to soft light. Lower the opacity (top of layer box) to 50. Other Elements: Add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all element layers unless otherwse stated. See my tag for placement. pumpkin 2 ladder leaf 3 leaf 1 mushroom 2 leaf 2- flip knot 3 hearts 3- no drop shadow butterfly 3- rotate -20 no drop shadow butterfly 5 rotate 20 no drop shadow butterfly 1 no drop shadow sun -Add your name and copyright. All done! I hope you enjoyed my tut!

Monday, August 29, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Keith Garvey you must have a license to use this art which you can get @ PTE HERE. ~My Paradise FTU scrapkit by Polka Dot Scraps which you get HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 362 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pea Biggio. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 1, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 5 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open tube, add drop shadow. 5. Open and place the following elements: element 1 element 4 element 5 element 7 element 8 element 9 element 10 element 18 element 22 element 27 element 28 (x2) element 29 element 38 ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 6. Open Paper 3. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~We're all Superstars PTU scrapkit which you can get from Creative Intentionz HERE. ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Lady Mishka, you must have a license to use this art which you can now get HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Template 24 which you can get from Candylicious Designz HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Segoe UI Semi-Bold. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 1 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 6 Paper 8 Paper 10 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tube, add drop shadow. 4. Open and place the following elements: Branch Ribbon 1 Bear Heartbrad 2 Heartbrad 3 Heartbrad 7 Rose 1 Rose 2 Rose 3 Rose 4 Rose 5 Flower 5 Flower 6 Flower 7 Flower 8 Flower 10 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 7. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 8. Add copyright info and name 9. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work 7 tubes of choice. I am using the work of Isamel Rac. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE Fonts- Abstract, Satisfaction and Velvenda Cooler Just a little warning....this is a bit tricky Let's get started! -File>New 600x225 pixels. Fill your background layer with white. -Layer>New Layer. Name this layer 'one'. Select your rectangle select tool. Make a selection on the far left side.
-Select your bucket fill tool. Change your foreground color to 83a742. Fill the selection. Select>None. Make another selection using the rectangle select tool right next to the one you just made.
-Continue to do this until you have 7 rectangles. Here (in order) are the rest of the colors I used. a327f7 f7f027 f3e4bb fa2690 f85d00 2796f7
This next part is for the animation. If you wish not to animate your tag skip to where you see ****** -Layer>Duplicate Layer. Name this layer 'two'. Select your magic wand. Click the green rectangle. Select your bucket fill tool. Fill the selection with the blue we used earlier. Select none.
-Continue this until you have all your rectangles different than the original. Purple- change to green Yellow- change to purple Cream- change to yellow Pink- change to cream Orange- change to pink Blue- change to orange
-Duplicate this layer. Name this layer 'three'. We are going to change the colors again. Purple- change to green Yellow- change to purple Cream- change to yellow Pink- change to cream Orange- change to pink Blue- change to orange
-The above is for the animation part of the tag. So close off the layers named two & three by clicking the eye next to it in the layer box.. You should have layer one visible. ****** -Using the magic wand, click the 1st rectangle (green). Now open your 1st tube. Place her inside of the selection.
-Press Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select None.
-Continue this until you have a tube in all the rectagnles EXCEPT the cream colored one. The reason for this is that you will place your main tube in the middle, so this square will be mostly covered.
-Now you need to merge all your tube layers together. Start off by making the top tube layer (in your layer box) active. Go to Layer>Merge Down. Do this until all the tubes are on 1 layer. Change the mode (top of layer box) to value for this layer only. Name this layer tubes. Make sure it is right above layer three. This is what your layer box should look like.
-Now open your main tube. Make the top layer and center her on the canvas. Right click this tube layer in the layer box and choose layer to image size.
-Right click layer again in the layer box and choose alpha to selection. Select>Grow by 2. Add a new layer below tube. Fill selection with white. Grow again by 2. Add a new layer below this layer. Fill with the purple from before. Select none. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise. Uncheck independent RGB. Change all the sliders execpt alpha to 0.50. -Duplicate the purple glitter layer. Make the bottom one active. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur at 20.0. Now go to Filters>Distorts>Blinds.
-I duplicated this layer 2 times and merged them together. This is optional. -Make your top layer active. Add a new layer. Select your magic wand and click the canvas. Set you foreground color to the blue we used earlier. Set your background color to the green. Select your gradient tool.
-Click at the top left corner and drag down to the bottom right corner. Select>Shrink by 7. Press delete. Grow by 4. Add a new layer on top. Fill with black. Shrink by 1. Press delete. Shrink 5. Fill with black. Shrink by 1 and press delete. Select none.
-Select your text tool. Using the velvenda cooler font, size 60, foreground white, type 'Rac N' Roll'. Place in the lower right corner. I changed the color of some of the letters like I did when I changed the colors of the rectangles. I also added some noise to the colored letters. Right click layer in layer box- alpha to selection. grow by 1. Add new layer below text. Fill with black. Duplicate black layer. Make the bottom one active. Add gaussian blur of 5.0. -Select your text tool. using the abstract font, size 8, color black type 'rac n' roll' again. Move it to the upper left of tag. Change the opacity (top of layer box) to 40. Duplicate and move to the lower right side above the other text. -Add your name with the satisfaction font. _Add your copyright info. Time to animate! -We need to merge all the layers EXCEPT the bottom 5 (background, one, two, three & tubes). So make your top layer active and go to Layer>Merge Down until you reach the tube layer. Name this newly merged layer 'merged'. Here is what your layer box should look like.
-Set your background color to white. Right click on layer 'one' and choose remove alpha channel. This should add a white background to it. Do the same for layers 'two' & 'three'. You can delete the background layer. -Now we need to duplicate layers. Start with making the tubes layer active. Layer>Duplicate Layer twice. You should have a total of 3 tube layers. Duplicate your 'merged' layer twice for a total of 3.
-Next, we need to rearrange our layers. It's easier just to show a screenshot rather than try to explain lol.
So it goes: ONE TUBES MERGED TWO TUBES COPY MERGED COPY THREE TUBES COPY #1 MERGED COPY #1 -We need to merge each set together (a rectangle layer, a tube layer, a merged layer). First we need to merge the tube layer with the rectangle layer. This is because if we merge it differently the mode of the tube will change. So merge tube copy #1 & three.
-Now merge merged copy #1 & three. -Now that is 1 set. You need to merge the next set. So start of by merging tubes copy and two. Now merge merged copy with two.
-Now merge tubes with one. Then merge merged with one.
-Now it's time to see the animation in action! Go to Filters>Animation>Playback and press play.
Time to save -Go to File>Save As Gif. Press save.
-Click save as animation and then click export.
-Click use delay entered above for all frames.
There you have it! Congrats for finishing...I know it wasn't easy!

Thursday, August 25, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Bad Ass Chick FTU scrapkit by Kittz Kreationz HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Marco Guaglione, you must have a license to use this art. You can purchase this art from PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Leah's template 93 which you can get on our blog HERE. ~Mask of choice. I use WSL mask 363 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Heather. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, remove and move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 2 Paper 15 Paper 002 Paper 0038 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and a close up. ~Open full body tube, you will need to duplicate this tube so that you have 2 (at the bottom of your layer box click on the blue box. This will give you 2 tube layers). ~Select the top tube layer in your tool box. Add Gaussion Blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussion Blur, use default settings) ~On that same tube layer change the mode to Screen (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Screen from the drop down menu). ~Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer. ~I changed the mode on the close-up to Hardlight (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Hardlight from the drop down menu). This tube has been added to the template in the same way you add paper (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select tube layer in layer box > Delete). 4. Open and place the following elements: Stars Star 1 Light Ray Candleabra Flower Skull 2 Metal Skull G-String Bow Mended Heart Bottle Collar Whip Shoe Mask BAD 1 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Light Ray)~ 5. Open Paper 12. 6. Open mask. 7. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 8. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 9. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 10. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 11. Add copyright info and name 12. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Gimp- Any version should work Stunning PTU kit from Sweet Cravings Scraps called Escape HERE Tube of choice. I am using Edward Reed. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template 53 by me HERE Mask- WSL_mask41 HERE Font- Sunshine in my soul Let's get started! -Open template. Delete credits & words. Layer>Scale Layer 500x380 pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and press center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 60%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: square 1- paper 3 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 1, 1, 10, black, 100 square 2- paper 6 Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow circle 1 #1- paper 1 repeat drop shadow circle 1- paper 18 circle 2- paper 17 -Open tube. Place on left side. Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode of the duplicate tube to screen. Lower the opacity of this tube to 50. -Open frame 4. Scale 50%. Move frame layer below tube in the layer box. Repeat drop shadow. Elements Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all element layers unless stated otherwise. See my tag for placement. house opacity 50 well horse opacity 50 cloud no drop shadow flower 7 no drop shadow pinecones vine stars 1 no drop shadow mushroom clock string 2 no drop shadow flare rotate -90 -Open paper 8 and move to the bottom layer. Apply masks. Click HERE to learn to use masks. -Add your name and copyright. All finished!

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Gimp- Any version should work Beautiful PTU kit Welcom Autumn from KnC Scrapz HERE Template 414 from Divine Intentionz HERE Tube of choice. I am using Vinegar. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them HERE Mask 10 by Vix HERE Font- ALS Script Let's begin! -Open template. Delete credits. Layer>Scale Layer 500x301 pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and press center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 60%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: circle 3- paper 10 circle 5- paper 5 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2, 2, 2, black, 50 circle 1- paper 4 Filters>Repeat Drop Shadow square 2- paper 9 repeat drop shadow square 1- paper 1 repeat drop shadow -Make the frame back 3 layer active. Alpha to selection. Select your bucket fill tool. Set your foreground color to a8d51b. Fill the selection. Filters>Noise>RGB Noise on default. Open tube. Place face in the selection. Invert & delete. Select none. Change the mode of the tube to grain merge. -Make the frame back 2 layer active. Alpha to selection. Fill the selection with 300100. Repeat noise. Open tube. Place in selection. Invert & delete. Select none. Change the mode to grain merge. -Make the frame back layer active. Alpha to selection. Fill with ecd7a4. Repeat noise. Open tube and place in selection. Invert & delete. Select none. Change mode to grain merge. -Repeat drop shadow on the frame, frame 2 & frame 3 layers. -Make the brush layer active. Colors>Colorize. Leave the hue and saturation slider alone, but change the lightness slider to 100. Repeat drop shadow. -Open tube. Make top layer. Scale 75%. Repeat drop shadow. Elements Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all element layers unless stated otherwise. See my tag for placement. red floer green ribbon no drop shadow branch no drop shadow paper bird leaf 1 no drop shadow basket no drop shadow ring element 3 welcome sign leaves no drop shadow violin plastic leaf no drop shadow -Open paper 8. Make bottom layer. Apply mask. -Add your name and copyright. You're finished! We would love to see your results. Send them to Gimptasticblog@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The awesome and talented Tasha from Tasha's Playground gave us an award!!! A big thanks to her and we appreciate you for thinking about us!

Pass the award to 15 bloggers

Sarah's Tags n Things, Osa Honey, Leather & Lace Tuts, Crazy Carita Scraps, Rieka Rafita, Annaica's Place, Sweet Cravings Scraps, Sass'd & Swagg'd Templates, Dees'Sign Depot, Cinnamon Scraps, Lizquis Scraps, Kandi Kisses, Candylicious Scraps, Signature Collections, Xioya's Creations

Share seven random things about myself (AMY) 1. I live in Washington 2. I have 1 daughter and another on the way 3. I am a closet Britney Spears fan 4. I hate bugs 5. Winter is my favorite season 6. I would never live in Texas again...even if I was paid to 7. My favorite drink is an Arnold Palmer

Answer the following questions (AMY) Favorite color: Green Favorite song: Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys Biggest pet peeve: Shady people When you are upset, you: Cry Your favorite pet: My dog Peaches Black or white: White Biggest Fear: Death Best feature: My awesome personality...LOL Everyday attitude: I try to be happy everyday :) What is perfection: A happy family Guilty pleasure: Reality TV

Share seven random things about myself (LEAH) 1. I have 3 kids 2. I love to knit 3. I ♥ Pepsi 4. I live in Colorado 5. My favorite color is pink 6. I love to sing 7. My favorite food is steak

Answer the following questions (LEAH) Favorite color: pink Favorite song: I can't pick just one Favorite dessert: cheesecake Biggest pet peeve: finding my husbands whiskars in the sink When you are upset, you: Clean Your favorite pet: My cat Tippy I had when I was a kid Black or white: Black Biggest Fear: Something happening to my husband or kids Everyday attitude: Don't worry...be happy! What is perfection: Alone time with my hubby (of course that hardly ever happens) Guilty pleasure: A red beer....oh how I love those!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Here is an amazing tut result from Maria. She did my Devil's Candy tut and I think it turned out fantastic!!!! Thank you so much Maria for sending your results. If any of you have results you'd like to share please feel free to email them to us @ gimptasticblog@yahoo.com

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Rock and Roll University PTU scrapkit by Wicked Princess Scraps HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Lady Mishka, you must have a license to use this art. You can purchase this art from SATC HERE. ~Template of choice. I used Leah's template 90 which you can get on our blog HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Neuropol. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, remove and move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 3 Paper 6 Paper 8 Paper 18 Paper 20 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and a close up. ~Open full body tube, you will need to duplicate this tube so that you have 2 (at the bottom of your layer box click on the blue box. This will give you 2 tube layers). ~Select the top tube layer in your tool box. Add Gaussion Blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussion Blur, use default settings) ~On that same tube layer change the mode to Overlay (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Overlay from the drop down menu). ~Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer. ~I changed the mode on the close-up to Hardlight (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Hardlight from the drop down menu). This tube has been added to the template in the same way you add paper (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select tube layer in layer box > Delete). 4. Open and place the following elements: Record Paper Pencil Music note 1 Music note 2 Piano Skull with hat Skull 1 Backpack Stereo Skateboard Bear Scissors ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 7. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 8. Add copyright info and name 9. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~A Taggers Scrap portion of the FTU Horror Whorez blog train, which you can get HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Keith Garvey, you must have a license to use this art. You can purchase this art from PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the Devil's Candy template by Crazy Cakes Scraps which you can HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pea Faith. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, remove and move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 1 Paper 3 Paper 4 Paper 6 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and a close up. ~Open full body tube, add drop shadow. ~I changed the mode on the close-up to Hardlight (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Hardlight from the drop down menu). This tube has been added to the template in the same way you add paper (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select tube layer in layer box > Delete). 4. Open and place the following elements: Moon & Bats Ribbon 4 Leaves Cross Cross 2 Candle 1 Cat Rose 2 Bloody arm Heart Skull 2 ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 7. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 8. Add copyright info and name 9. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Jack Anita , you must have a license to use this art which you can get from PTE HERE. ~Cowgirl Outlaw FTU scrapkit by Scraps Dimensions which you can get HERE ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 84 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Creative Block. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 2, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 3 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open tubes. I used both a full body tube and a close-up. ~Take the close up layer and move it (in your layer box) under Frame 2, but above the paper. Change the Mode on the tube to Dodge (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Dodge from the drop down menu). Remove excess tube layer using a cutting tool or eraser. ~Add drop shadow to the full body tube. 5. Open and place the following elements: Button 2 Wire Embellishment 2 Horseshoe Hat Gun Flower 2 Flower 5 Grass Boots Wheel Belt ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 6. Open Paper 4 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)
Friday, August 19, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of PinupToons , you must have a license to use this art which you can now get HERE. ~Escape PTU scrapkit by Sweet Cravings Scraps which you can get HERE ~Mask of choice. I used Vix mask GBS0905 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used AlicoScriptSSK Bold. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 5 (round frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 6 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open Frame 1 (rectangular frame), add drop shadow. 5. Open Paper 10 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 6. Open tubes. I used both a full body tube and a close-up. ~Take the close up layer and move it (in your layer box) under Frame 1, but above the paper. Change the Mode on the tube to Screen (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Screen from the drop down menu). Remove excess tube layer using a cutting tool or eraser. ~Add drop shadow to the full body tube. 7. Open and place the following elements: Flare 3 Grass Hill Floral Swing Tree Log Flower 1 Flower 7 Frog Pine Cones Butterfly 1 Butterfly 2 Bird in Nest Bow 6 ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Flare 3)~ 8. Open Paper 20 9. Open mask. 10. Add mask to paper 11. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 12. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 13. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 14. Add copyright info and name. 15. Save as .png You are finished :)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Here is an awesome tut result from Casper. She did my Perfect Bitch FTU tut and I think it turned out amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing your result with us. If any of you have results you'd like to share with us please feel free to email them to us @ gimptasticblog@yahoo.com
Here is a tag I made using a hot tube by Neoracer, which is available for purchase at PTE HERE.
There is currently a special going on at PTE, purchase any 4 Neoracer tubes and receive a free limited edition tube!!! The offer is only good until August 31st...so act fast.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Mark Gerardi , you must have a license to use this art which you can get from PTE HERE. ~Yvonne's Dream FTU scrapkit by Crazy Carita Scraps which you can get HERE ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 363 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Pea Amy Sue. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 6, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 15 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open Frame 6, add drop shadow. 5. Open Paper 9 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 6. Open tubes. I used both a full body tube and a close-up. ~Take the close up layer and move it (in your layer box) under Frame 6, but above the paper. Change the Mode on the tube to Burn (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Burn from the drop down menu). Remove excess tube layer using a cutting tool or eraser. ~Add drop shadow to the full body tube. 7. Open and place the following elements: Mesh Splat 1 Ribbon 2 Tassle 2 Bow 2 Wordart 1 ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 8. Open Paper 5 9. Open mask. 10. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 11. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 12. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 13. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 14. Add copyright info and name. 15. Save as .png You are finished :)
Here is another awesome tut result from Christina (aka: Tragedy). This is her version of my Gothic Calling tut and I think it turned out awesome!!!! We love to see any and all tut results...please email them to us @ gimptasticblog@yahoo.com
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Emotionally Yours FTU scrapkit by Grunge and Glitter HERE. ~Tubes of choice. I used the artwork of Neoracer, you must have a license to use this art. You can purchase this art from PTE HERE. ~Template of choice. I used the NOLM template by Brutal Designs which you can HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Devil Breeze. Let's get started!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to Alpha). 2. Open template in PSD format, remove and move layers of template around until they are the way you like them. ~Add paper from scrapkit to individual layers of the template (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select paper layer in layer box > Delete). These are the papers I used: Paper 1 Paper 6 Paper 8 Paper 9 Paper 11 Paper 12 Paper 15 ~I added noise to some of the template layers to make them look glittery (Filters > Noise > RGB Noise). ~I colorized some of the template layers to better match the scrapkit (Colors > Colorize > play with the setting until you get the desired color). ~Add drop shadow to template layers (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open tubes, I used both a full body and a close up. ~Open full body tube, you will need to duplicate this tube so that you have 2 (at the bottom of your layer box click on the blue box. This will give you 2 tube layers). ~Select the top tube layer in your tool box. Add Gaussion Blur (Filters > Blur > Gaussion Blur, use default settings) ~On that same tube layer change the mode to Overlay (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Overlay from the drop down menu). ~Add drop shadow to bottom tube layer. ~I changed the mode on the close-up to Hardlight (at the top of your Layer Box you will see where it says Mode, click the arrow and select Hardlight from the drop down menu). This tube has been added to the template in the same way you add paper (Right click on template layer in layer box > Alpha to Selection > CTRL I > Select tube layer in layer box > Delete). 4. Open and place the following elements: Doodle 2 Doodle 5 Glitter Smudge 2 Brad 2 Brad 3 Brad 4 Brad 5 Bow Flower 1 Bow Flower 2 Bottlecap 1 Bottlecap 2 Buckle Bow 1 Lips Lollipop Skull Cupcake Candy ~Some of the elements may need to be sized down. Using your scale tool in your tool box adjust the pixel size until element is the correct size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 5. Merge Layers (Image > Merge Visible Layers). 6. Crop Image (Image > Autocrop Image). 7. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 8. Add copyright info and name 9. Save as .png ALL DONE!!!!!!!!!!

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work Awesome PTU kit from Rieka Rafita called Free Biker HERE Tube of choice. I am using Keith Garvey. You must have a license to use his tubes. You can purchase them HERE Fonts- Velvenda Cooler, Petra ScriptEF, Walk da walk two Let's begin! -File>New 500x500 pixles. -Open frame 2. Layer>Scale Layer 70%. Move to the left of canvas. Select the magic wand. Click inside of the frame. Select>Grow by 5. Open paper 9. Move paper below frame layer in layer box. Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Make the frame layer active. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 3, 3, 3, black, 80. -Open frame 3. Scale 50%. Select the rotate tool. In the angle box put -20. Move to the bottom right of the circle frame. Click inside frame with magic wand. Grow by 5. Open paper 5. Move below frame layer. Add alpha channel. Scale 0%. Invert and delete. Select none. Repeat drop shadow on frame layer. Open tube. Select the flip tool and click canvas to flip the tube. Move tube below the square frame. Place inside of the square frame. Erase parts of the tube sticking out of the frame. Change the mode of the tube to multiply. -Open frame 5. Rotate 90. Make the top layer. Move to the left of tag. Using the magic wand, click inside the top square of the frame. Add a new layer below this frame. Choose the bucket fill tool and make sure your foreground color is set to black. Fill the selection. Select none. Repeat dor the 2 remaining squares of the frame. I filled the middle square with 3b343b. I filled the bottom square with 666060. Open tube again. Move below the red frame. Place in red frame. Erase parts of tube sticking out of red frame. Change the mode of this tube to value. Repeat drop shadow on frame. -Open tube one more time. Scale 75%. Add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50. Layers>Dulpicate Layer. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode of duplicate tube to soft light. Elements Add drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black to all element layers unless otherwise stated. See my tag for placement. tattoo fence- no drop shadow boots lips- rotate 15 flame skull chain sparkle 2- rotate 90- no drop shadow aces ribbon 1 cigarette skull 2- rotate 20 star 3 -Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Using the velvenda cooler font, size 50, forground color d22626, type 'Born to be'. Place at top of tag. Filter>Decor>Add Bevel. Uncheck work on copy. Right click this text layer in the layer box and choose alpha to selection. Grow by 1. Add new layer below this layer. Set the foreground color to white and fill selection. Select none. Repeat drop shadow. Now select the PetraScriptEF font, size 100, foreground color black and type 'wild'. Alpha to selection. Add new layer below this layer. Fill with white. select none and repeat drop shadow. -Add your name using the walk da wakl two font. Also add your copyright. You're finished! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Monday, August 15, 2011

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Image of choice. I used the artwork of Jon Rattenbury, you must have a license to use this art which you can get @ PTE HERE. ~Live Your Dream PTU scrapkit by Crazy Carita which you get @ PTE HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used AL mask 1 which you can get on our blog HERE. ~Font of choice. I used SandyTextHMK. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open el 10 (frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open background image center it behind frame, remove excess using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open and place the following elements: el 5 el 8 el 11 el 13 el 15 el 22 el 24 el 25 el 27 el 29 ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements~ 6. Open Paper 8. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies: Gimp- Any version should work Beautiful PTU kit from Wicked Princess Scraps called Muted Love HERE Tube of choice. I am using Misticheskaya. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template- Lost In You by Dee'Sign Depot HERE Mask 413 by Vix HERE Font- Scriptina Let's get started!! -Open template. Delete the credits. Image>Scale Image 500x500 pixels. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 60%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: purple oval- paper 3 blue rectangle right- paper 19 blue rectangle left- paper 20 large black strip- paper 6 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 2,2, 2, black, 80 skinny black strip- paper 15 Filters>Repeat Drop Shdaow white strip- paper 8 repeat drop shadow purple strip - paper 13 repeat drop shadow blue strip- paper 13 repeat drop shadow blue squares- paper 4 -Make the lost in you layer active. Layer>Merge Down. Move the words to the lower right of the tag. Repeat drop shadow. -Make the purple rectangle right layer active. Colors>Colorize. Leave the hue and saturation sliders, but change the lightness to -100. Repeat drop shadow. Repeat this for the purple rectangle left layer. -Repeat drop shadow on the white frames and white oval layers. -Open tube. Move below the white frames layer. Place tube in the 1st frame. Layers>Duplicate Layer. Place this duplicate tube in the middle frame. Duplicate 1 more time. Place this one in the 3rd frame. Erase all parts of the tubes sticking outside of the white frames. Change the mode of all tubes to value and lower the opacity to 60. -Open tube again. Scale 35%.Place on the right. Repeat drop shadow. Duplicate. Filters>Blur Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to hard light. Lower the opacity to 40. Elements Add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all elements unless stated otherwise. See my tag for placement. chain fragipini piano keys rose candle diamond scatter no drop shadow wine heart sucker heart pendant bling doodle feather no drop shadow pin no drop shadow fuscia stool -Open paper 9. Move to the bottom layer. Apply mask. If you don't know how to use masks click HERE. -Add your name and copyright and you are all done!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tube of choice. I used the artwork of Michael Calandra, you must have a license to use this art which you can get @ PTE HERE. ~Horror Whorez FTU scrapkit by Rieka Rafita which you get HERE. ~Mask of choice. I used WSL mask 362 which you can get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used Walk Da Walk One. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame 3, add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). 3. Open Paper 5 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open tube, add drop shadow. 5. Open and place the following elements: Cemetary Tree Flower 1 Skull 1 Skull 2 Blood Crow Candle Knife Fog ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Fog)~ 6. Open Paper 2. 7. Open mask. 8. Add mask to paper (click HERE for a tut on using masks) 9. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 10. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 11. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 12. Add copyright info and name. 13. Save as .png You are finished :)
Friday, August 12, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Needed: ~Gimp (any version will do). ~Tubes of choice. I used the awesome artwork of Ismael Rac, you must have a license to use this art which you can get HERE. ~Chef Otelia PTU scrapkit by Wicked Princess Scraps which you get HERE. ~Font of choice. I used 0 Whoa DNA. Let's get started!!!!! 1. Open a new layer ( I prefer a large canvas, so I make mine 1050x656). Make your canvas transparent (Layer > Transparency > Color to alpha). 2. Open Frame (Rectangular Frame), add drop shadow (Filters > Light & Shadow > Drop Shadow). I tilted this frame slightly using the Rotate Tool in the tool box. 3. Open Paper 13 center it behind frame, remove excess paper using a cutting tool or eraser. 4. Open tubes. I used both a full body tube and a close-up. I changed the Mode on the close-up tube to Dodge (at the top of the layer box you will see where it says Mode, click on the arrow and choose Dodge from the drop down menu). Add drop shadow to the full body tube. 5. Open and place the following elements: Circle Frames Choco Swirl Ribbon Pearled Tiered Cake Label 3 Pink Cone 2 Pink Cone 3 Candy Bucket Strawberry Licorice Heart Cupcake Cupcake Trio Frosting Rose Choco Bubbles ~Some elements may need to be sized down. Using the Scale Tool in your tool box adjust pixels to desired size~ ~Add drop shadow to all elements (except Choco Bubbles)~ 6. Merge layers (Image > Merge Visible Layer). 7. Crop image (Image > Autocrop Image). 8. Scale image to desired size (Image > Scale Image). 9. Add copyright info and name. 10. Save as .png You are finished :)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's. Supplies Gimp- Any version should work FTU kit from Rieka Rafita called Sovereign Hearts HERE Tube of choice. I am using the work of verymany. You must have a licence to use these tubes. You can purchase them HERE Template 71 by me HERE -Open template. Delete the credits. Image>Canvas Size 600x600 pixels and make sure to click center. -Let's add papers to the template layers. Make the template layer active (see below). Right click template layer in layer box and choose alpha to selection. Open paper (see below). Right click paper layer in layer box and choose add alpha channel. Layer>Scale Layer by 75%. Select>Invert. Press delete on your keyboard. Select>None. Delete the original template layer. Here are the template layers and which papers I used: thin rect- paper 7 Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow 3, 3, 3, black, 80 half star 1- paper 8 Filters>repeat Drop Shadow half star 2- paper 10 Repeat drop shadow rect 1- paper 1 Repeat drop shadow circle 1- paper 9 repeat drop shadow circle 2- paper 4 repeat drop shadow rect 2- paper 2 repeat drop shadow rect 3- paper 3 repeat drop shadow -Open tube. Make the top layer. Scale 55%. Repeat drop shadow. Place in middle of tag. Elements Add a drop shadow of 2, 2, 2, black, 50 to all element layers unless stated different. See my tag for placement. link chain ribbon- flip feather no drop shadow crossheart brad no drop shadow glittery silver heart 1 heart 2 heart 3 heart 4 heart wing skull mask rose 2 key flower 2 -Add your name and copyright. You're all done! I hope you enjoyed this tut!

Snag Our Blinkies

GimptasticBlinkie1GimptasticBlinkie2GimptasticBlinkie3GimptasticBlinkie4GimptasticBlinkie5

Chit Chat






Blog Archive

Don't Be A Pirate!

NoPirate1NoPirate2