For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac which you need a license to use. You can get at his store HERE.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Sweet by Juicy Bits which you can find HERE.
Template 186 by Blissfully Beth. You can get it HERE.
Filters: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (optional for name 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.
Let's get started!
Open your template, delete the copyright layer, click on the background layer, add a new raster layer, flood fill with white then delete the gradient background layer. This step isn't necessary if you don't like to have the white background there, I just find it easier to see my work with it there. We will delete it at the end.
Make the white circle layer active, click inside it with your magic wand. Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Leave selected.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste, then arrange it into the large circle. Once you have it where you want it, click delete on your keyboard and deselect. Change blend mode on tube to Luminance (L). Delete the original white circle layer.
Make the circle frame layer active, click inside it with your magic wand. Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect, add a drop shadow of your choice and delete the original layer.
Do the same for the small circle and frame. This time use a smaller tube. I also made the tube face the opposite way of the large tube.
Make rectangle 2 layer active, click inside with your magic wand. Open paper 16, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 85%, arrange in the rectangle how you like it, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Delete the original layer.
Do the same for rectangle 3 layer.
Make copy of rectangle frame layer active, click on it with your magic wand, open paper 13, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselelect, add drop shadow, delete original layer.
Do the same for copy (2) of rectangle frame.
Do the same on rectangle 1 and the frame layer as we have been doing above. I used paper 14 inside the rectangle and paper 2 for the frame.
Add your tube, arrange and resize as needed, add drop shadow.
Open bracket 2, mirror, resize by 65%, arrange near the bottom right, drag the layer below your rectangle layer that has your word art on it. Duplicate it, mirror and flip it. Add drop shadow to each layer.
Open tag 1, copy and paste as a new layer, rotate to the left by 30. Arrange it so it is showing over the top of your tag, then drag the layer down to the bottom, just above your white background layer. Add drop shadow.
Open brad 3, resize by 50%, arrange over the pointy part of the bracket. Duplicate and put over the other bracket. Add drop shadows.
Add any other elements if you'd like to add them.
Add your name. I did mine in black then added a gradient glow of 6 using #b7d4c0, and a slight drop shadow.
Add your copyright info.
Crop your tag and resize, then save.