IGirl Santa Stalker Gimp Tag Tutorial

For this tag, you will want the fantastic Pinup IGirl Tube from the talented FourXDesigns which requires a license to use when using the art.  You can get both the tube and license here- http://www.fourxdesigns-store.com/
The scrapkit I am using is my very own I HEART SANTA kit, which you can find at the stores I sell at, there is more info about it HERE.
I used 2 FTU masks by the awesome misfits http://creativemisfitscreations.blogspot.com/ Suzanne's mask HERE and Aqua's mask HERE.

So this is how we do it...

1.  Drag and drop mask from Christmas/Winter by Suzanne "winterxmas3" into canvas, go to COLORS>INVERT, LAYER>TRANSPARENCY>COLOR TO ALPHA, duplicate and place between lines.  Drag and drop mask from Sparkle/Bling by Aqua "AR315_mask158" and COLORS>INVERT, LAYER>TRANSPARENCY>COLOR TO ALPHA.
2. Drag and drop the following from kit into canvas, right click on each paper layer added to canvas within layers box and choose ADD ALPHA CHANNEL:
paper 1- scale to 600 x 600
paper 11- scale to 300 x 300 and duplicate
paper 2- This is going to be the new mask layer- will be in step 3...
paper 6- scale to 600 x 600
element 56- scale to 541 x 539.  Right click on layer in layers box and choose ALPHA TO SELECTION go to SELECT>SHRINK by 6 then click on paper 1 in layers box to activate,SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR.  Merge paper layer into frame layer. Scale the merged layer to 295 x 295 and duplicate.  Merge the two layers again and place as shown.  Place the two paper 11's behind the frames and merge the papers together, using the fuzzy select tool, hold down shift to click and select BOTH the insides of the frames.  Go to SELECT>GROW by 2 then while paper 11 layer is activated in the layers box, go to SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR.
element 55- scale to 532 x 546 then using the fuzzy select tool, click within inside of the frame, SELECT>GROW by 8, activate paper 6 layer in layers box, SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR.
element 52- top layer
3.  Right click on Suzanne's mask,  ALPHA TO SELECTION, make paper 2 layer active in the layers box and go to SELECT>INVERT and EDIT>CLEAR. Delete original mask by Suzanne. Move this paper layer mask to the bottom of the layers box if you haven't done so already.
4.   Drag and drop the following into canvas and scale/arrange accordingly:
element 17
element 19- rotated
element 22
element 40
element 41- duplicate/flip
element 46- duplicate/flip
element 31- duplicate/flip
element 32- duplicate/flip
element 45
element 4
element 6
5.  Drag and drop tube of choice, I used the white red headed close up and the green red headed full body. Duplicate the close up, flip the copy then scale the original close up to 192 x 240.  Desaturate and colorize the copy of the close up to a red shade.  Mode set on multiply.  Scale the body to 175 x 587. Place accordingly.  For the close up, right click on paper 11 layer ALPHA TO SELECTION and SELECT>INVERT, EDIT CLEAR on tube layer.  Don't forget to add the copyright layer.  Copyright symbol, artist's name, website and license number if applicable, all should be on your signature tag.
6.  I wrote the text in Cooper Black in white, right click, ALPHA TO SELECTION, shrink by 2 and filled with a gold hue.  Duplicate that, add noise by going to FILTERS>NOISE>RGB NOISE with settings on correlated, 20/20/20 and 67. 
7.  Add drop shadows to text, tube, elements and frames.  FILTERS>LIGHT & SHADOW> DROP SHADOW settings at 3/3/6 for everything except frames at 0/0/15.
8.  Save your tag as .xcf so you can go back in and make changes layer per layer if need be.  When you're satisfied, save as .png
Thanks for checking out the tut.  Hope you like :)


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