**If you have any questions about this tutorial or any of the previous ones, or there is anything you would like to know how to do, leave a comment below – I am thinking of doing a Reader’s Questions type post! Thanks!
It’s time for another tutorial in GIMP – are y’all having fun creating? Today we will learn to create fun things like cupcake toppers (or party circles) and cupcake wrappers using a technique called masks.
Now make your paper layer active. Right click and choose Add Layer Mask.
Choose the “selection” option and click Add.
Voila! Your paper is now in the shape of the mask!
Also, right click on your paper layer in the layer box and make sure that Edit Layer Mask is NOT selected, otherwise your changes won’t show up.
Select the Fill Bucket tool, and choose your color. Then, fill in the circle you just made!
Open your mask first, then open the paper as a new layer.
Make your mask layer active, then use the magic wand tool and click on the image where the mask would be.
Make your paper layer active, right click, and choose Add Layer Mask.
And now you also have cupcake wrappers! How fabulous, eh?
NOTE: If at any time during your editing, weird things start happening, like your images getting cut off, or only half of it moving or scaling, undo your moves to when it looked right, and try Select -> None before you move or scale. Hope this helps!