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 Robert Alvarado, which you need a license to use. You can get it at MPT.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, A Girl Thing by Sugar Kissed Designs, which you can find here.
Template 1 by Millie from the Xeracx Stalkers June Blog Challenge, which you can find here. It's the last set on this post.
Font of choice, I am using Blue Cabin.
Plugins: Xero Porcelain
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 the template, press Shift D to duplicate the template, close the original.
Change canvas size to 650 x 650 to give yourself a little working room.
Merge down copy of raster 6 to raster 6, click inside with your magic wand, invert open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer, deselect. Delete the original layer.
Click inside the grey part of raster 2, selections, invert, open paper 3, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Do the same for the other grey borders on the template.
Click inside the green part of raster 3 with your magic wand, selections, invert. Open paper 12, copy and paste as a new layer, leave selected.
Open your close up of your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it how you want, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Duplicate your tube, on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian blur by 3, change blend mode to soft light. On the original tube layer, apply Xero Porcelain with the original settings, if you're not sure they're right, just click reset, then click ok. Add a drop shadow to your bottom tube, delete the original raster 3 layer.
Add papers to each of the remaining green parts of your layers as we did in the step above.
Add a drop shadow to the back layer (the very bottom one) and to each frame layer.
Open paper 13, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it down so that it's just above your background layer, free rotate to the right by 22, add a drop shadow.
Open element 6, copy and paste as a new layer, mirror, rotate to the left by 22.
Open element 15, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it down below the small circle and frame layer at the bottom, add drop shadow.
Open element 11, copy and paste it, arrange it at the top of your tag, add drop shadow.
Add any credits you need to add, and text, crop and resize.