December 9, 2009

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Christmas Bauble

To start the festive season off I’ve come up with this easy step-by-step guide on how to create a nice looking Christmas Bauble!

Christmas-Bauble.jpg

Christmas Bauble

1. Start by opening GIMP with these settings:

  • 1200 x 1600
  • 300 pi
  • Transparency
Create a New Document

Create a New Document

2. Making the background

  • Using the Gradient Tool: FG: Red BG: Black, Radial make a stroke across the screen.
Making a background

Making a background

3. Pattern + Download

  • Download this Pattern: Pattern Download(200kb)
  • Put it in C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\share\gimp\2.0\patterns (May be different, as long as it’s in Patterns (Refresh if you can’t see it in GIMP Patterns Box))
  • Now to apply the Pattern, go Edit –> Fill with Pattern:
Pattern

Pattern

4. Bauble

  • Create a new layer ‘Bauble’:
  • Use the Eclipse Tool, set 1:1 aspect ratio, to create a circle:
  • Then use the Gradient Tool: Blue and Black with Radial. Stroke as shown:
Bauble

Bauble

5. Shrink Selection

  • Keep the same selection as before:
  • Go Select –> Shrink, use around 36:
Shrink Selection

Shrink Selection

6. Subtract Selection

  • Use the Eclipse Tool again, but with Subtract on, check that on the sidebar
  • Then move the circle as shown:
Subtract Selection

Subtract Selection

7. Colouring

  • Use the Gradient Tool as shown, with the settings: FG Only: White, Radial, Opacity: 15
Colouring

Colouring

8. Making the ‘Cap’

  • Create a new layer ‘Cap‘:
  • Now use the Rectangular Tool with the following settings: Rounded Corners: 15
Making the 'Ring'

Making the 'Cap'

9. Subtract Selection

  • With the Eclipse Tool, but with Subtract setting, as shown:
Subtract Selection

Subtract Selection

10. Cap Colouring

  • Then use the Gradient Tool with the settings shown: FG: Black BG: Gold/Dark Yellow, Bi-Linear (Check the opposite direction, or stroke from out to in)
Cap Colouring

Cap Colouring

11. Making the ‘Ring’

  • Create a new layer ‘Ring’
  • Grab the Eclipse Tool and draw as shown:
  • With Settings: Fixed Aspect Ration 1:1:
  • Make sure it is in the normal mode!
Making the 'Ring'

Making the 'Ring'

12. Border

  • Go Select –> Border, around 2px:
Border

Border

13. Ring Colouring

  • Then use the Gradient Tool with the settings as shown: FG: Black BG: Gold/Dark Yellow, Radial
Ring Colouring

Ring Colouring

14. Pencil Tool

  • Create a new layer ‘String‘:
  • Grab the Pencil Tool and draw a line (hold Shift), with settings as shown: Circle Fuzzy (13), Scale: 0.30
Pencil Tool

Pencil Tool

More Christmas Tutorials

Christmas Tree

Swirly Christmas Tree

Christmas Bauble

Christmas Wallpaper

Christmas Brushes – Freebies

Christmas & New Year Wallpaper

Christmas Card and Wallpaper

Christmas Photography

Please comment below if you have any questions and I’ll answer them ASAP!

All images on this site are copyrighted – All Rights Reserved.

Written by Mike

Michael Scott is the publisher and photographer behind Scott Photographics! He is very passionate about his photography and enjoys sharing the best of his experiences for others to enjoy too! Contact Mike via email!
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