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 it at his store here.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Cornelia Marie Qunicy by Wicked Princess which you can find on her blog here. Links to the stores where she sells are at the top left side of the blog.
Girls Night Out template from template pack 9 by Brutal Designs.
Font of choice, I am using
Mask: WSL84 which you can find at her site Weescotslass Creations
Plugins: No plugins used
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, shift D to duplicate, close the original. Delete the copyright layer, pink rectangle top and green rectangle top.
Resize to about 585 x 585 or 600 x 600 pixels then adjust canvas size to 650 x 650. Flood fill the background layer with white to make it easier to see what you're doing.
Fill all the background circles and rectangles (except the top green square one) by clicking on them with your magic wand, opening the paper, copy and paste as a new raster layer, selections, invert, make sure you are on the paper layer, and click delete on your keyboard. Add a drop shadow and then delete the original layers.
If you want to add a frame to your layers, instead of adding a drop shadow, keep them selected, do selections invert, modify, expand by 4 or 5 pixels, add a new raster layer below your paper layer flood fill white, add/remove noise, uniform, monochrome 75, deselect and add a drop shadow to the frame layer.
On the top green square layer, fill with a paper as you did above, but leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Arrange it how you want it and then use your eraser tool to erase the bits that hang over.
Add whatever elements you like, resizing as necessary. I used the following elements:
Banner - resized 35% - placed over top of tube layer - added drop shadow
Boots - resized by 20% - placed over banner on right side -added drop shadow
Fan - resized by 20% - rotate to left by 15 - placed over banner on left side -added drop shadow
Waterpaint Rose - resized by 20% - placed over top left corner of top square layer, drag below tube layer
Pearl Blossom - resized by 28% - placed over top left side of top square layer, drag Waterpaint Rose layer
Double tag - resize by 35% - drag below fan layer.
Add your name to the tag, put it on the double tag element.
Open a paper, copy and paste just above background layer. Open your mask, layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok. Find the mask in your layers pallette and delete it. Merge group the remaining two layers. Resize by 115%
Add your copyright and credits as needed, crop and resize.