gtt-circleoffriends-tut-minnie.png picture by GemsFestival

This tutorial

was written by me, Gems, May 31st 2010

Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

My tutorials are registered with Twinc

I am using the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott

You need a licence to use Suzannes work, which you can purchase through

Gorjuss Art

this was written in PSPX and
assumes you have a good understanding.

Template - ssam_BCA_Temp1 - ScrapityScrap and More - HERE


Scrapkit papers by me - HERE 

Mask 162 by me HERE


Font i used - Susie's Hand

ok off we go!!


Open up my Mask and minimise to your system tray
Open up Template1 - Shift + D to duplicate close original.
Go to Image -resize -resize to 75% of original
All layers checked.

Delete the © layer and both the circle texts layers
Delete the white background layer also.
New raster layer,selections > select all 
Get paper1 or one of choice and  paste into selection
select none.
Layers - arrange - send to bottom

go to
layers-new mask layer-from image
click on your drop down and find gemsmasks-162
source luminance checked only.
apply the mask,
go to layers-merge-merge group.

Now working from the bottom layers upwards.
At the bottom you have your mask layer
then above you have your 1st orange template layer.
activate this orange temp layer
selections - select all-
float - defloat
Get paper4- copy-paste as a new layer
selections-modify-expand-expand by 1
selections-invert-delete
Layers-merge-merge down

Next grey rectangle up, same process as before using a different paper.
selections - select all-
float - defloat
Get paper3- copy-paste as a new layer
selections-modify-expand-expand by 1
selections-invert-delete
Layers-merge-merge down

The next template layer is the white frame,
miss this one out and go to the next frame
this is a thin orange rectangle.
miss this one out also and go to the next thin orange rectangle above it
layers-merge-merge down
you will have one layer with both thin orange rectangles on it now.
selections - select all-
float - defloat
Get paper5- copy-paste as a new layer
selections-modify-expand-expand by 1
selections-invert-delete
Layers-merge-merge down.

Next the dark grey circle, same process as before using a different paper.
selections - select all-
float - defloat
Get paper1- copy-paste as a new layer
selections-modify-expand-expand by 1
selections-invert-delete
Layers-merge-merge down

Next the light grey circle, same process as
selections - select all-
float - defloat
This Time get an image of choice-paste as a new layer.
If you are using the same image as me,
then paste this as a new image then paste as a new image again
this is because the image isnt big enough to cover the whole area.
Move the bottom image layer to cover the gap.

gtt-cof-screen-1.jpg picture by GemsFestival
gtt-cof-screen-2.jpg picture by GemsFestival
selections-modify-expand-expand by 1

selections-invert-delete on the image layer
activate the other image layer and hit delete
select none
make sure the top image layer is active
Layers-merge-merge down,
Layers-merge-merge down

hide the white semi circle above

Staying on the image layer you have just done.
selections - select all-
float - defloat
This Time get a different image of choice-paste as a new layer.
If you are using the same image as me,
paste as a new layer then resize the layer to 75% of original
place to the left hand side
selections-invert-delete
select none
gtt-cof-screen-3.jpg picture by GemsFestival
Un hide your white semi circle
and activate the 2nd image layer you have just done.
Using the right hand side as a guide
select along the white line and to the right

gtt-cof-screen-4.jpg picture by GemsFestival
then hit delete and remove the excess of the image

Selections-select none.

Go to your layey palette and change the blend mode to luminance.

Activate the white semi circle
selections - select all-
float - defloat
Get paper9- copy-paste as a new layer
selections-modify-expand-expand by 1
selections-invert-delete
Layers-merge-merge down.
on your layer palette,
change the opacity to 60

Now add the same drop shadow through all your template layers.
i used
2-2-35-5.00
Add your name and your © and licence info and Save as a PNG or Jpg!



Thats it your done!!


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and i hope you found it easy to follow?

any problems at all please feel free to shout!!

Hugs Gemsxx


Artwork©Suzanne Woolcott www.gorjuss.co.uk SW521 Gems09