Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album
For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Alicia Mujica CDO Exclusive Tube 9A which you need a license to use. This tube is not available at her store here, only at CDO where it is linked above.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU scrap kit by Ladyhawwk Designs, IB-AliciaMujica Exclusive Tube 9A
Font of choice, I am using DJB Dear St. Nick
Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (optional for text)
Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.
Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 950 x 950 pixels with a white background
open frame 1 copy and paste as a new layer resize 95%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 7 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,
Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer, arrange in the frame
add your elements:
element 21 resize 85% then 90% arrange on bottom right, duplicate & mirror
element 31 resize 50% arrange on bottom right, duplicate & mirror
element 32 resize 50% arrange across the bottom below the black flower layers
element 14 resize 50% arrange on the right, behind the black flower
element 18 resize 65% rotate left 30 arrange below black flower layer on left
duplicate the gold colored flower cluster, then flip it and drag down so it shows below element 18
element 1 resize 45% arrange below black flowers on bottom right
add paper 5 above the white background
apply mask and merge group
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save