FTU Back To School Gimp Tutorial

For this tag, you'll want the FTU collab kits by Creative Scraps by Crys and Sweet Craving Scraps
You will want the FTU Circle mask pack by the awesome Creative Misfits
And the FTU tube I used is by Wednesday Law, her main website is http://www.eyeburst.net and the tube's (along with many other free tubes) available thru The Zone Groups

Let's get started...
1. Start with a new canvas, size it to 600 x 600. Go to LAYER>TRANSPARENCY and color to alpha to make background transparent.
2. Open up as new layer paper7 from Crys's kit. Right click on this layer in layers box and scale to 600 x 600. Right click again and choose add alpha channel.
3. Open new layer mask- circle2 by Caroline. Scale to 426 x 426. Go to COLOR>INVERT then LAYERS>TRANSPARENCY and color to alpha. Then right click on this layer in layers box and choose ALPHA TO SELECTION. Click on paper7 layer in layers box to make this the active layer. Then go to SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR. The paper layer is now your mask. Delete original mask layer. Add noise to new paper mask layer- FILTERS>NOISE>RGB NOISE with settings at 20/20/20/0
4. Open new layer paper6 from Kara's kit. Scale down to 500 x 500.
5. Open new layer frame5 from Crys's kit. Use the rotate tool to rotate it just a bit. Add a drop shadow by FILTERS>LIGHT AND SHADOW>DROP SHADOW and settings at 8/8/15. Now use the free form select tool to cut the paper, so it shows from behind. When you see the marching ants, go to SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR while paper6 layer is active.
6. Open new layer folder2 from Crys's kit. Scale to 160 x 185 and place accordingly. Add drop shadow with settings at 2/2/10... Repeat these steps with folder and folder 5.
7. Open new layer bow 2 from Kara's kit and scale to 114 x 74. Place accordingly and add drop shadow.
8. Open new layer wordart2 from Crys's kit and scale to 79 x 178. Use rotate tool to get placed appropriately. Add drop shadow.
9. I used a font called Kristen ITC Semi-Expanded for the name. I used a pale sky blue and then right clicked on that layer and chose alpha to selection. I added a new layer and filled that layer in with white. I also added a drop shadow...
10. Use your tube of choice. I scaled this one to 329 x 409 and added a drop shadow.
11. Do not forget the copyright information. Include copyright symbol, artist's name, website and for PTU art and some FTU art you must use a license number also. This tube does not require a license number tho.
12. Save your work as a .xcf so you can come back ion and make changes if you need to. Otherwise save as .png when satisfied.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial :) xoxox

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