Wednesday, January 11, 2012


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 Steff by Wicked Princess Scraps, and you can find this one exclusively at The PSP Project, here.

Addictive Templates Template 162, it's the 15th one down on this post here.

Font of choice, I am using Florence Script

Mask: WSL mask 84, by Weescottslass, which you can find here

Plugins: No outside plugins

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, resize to about 650 x 650 pixels. Change the canvas size to 750 x 750, so you have room to work.  Delete raster 10 layer (credits).

Fill in the various layer with papers. To do this, click on the layer you want to work with in your layer palette, then take your magic wand tool and click inside the shape. Selections, invert, copy and paste your paper as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect and then delete the original template layer. Add drop shadow where needed. Do this to all layers except raster 4 and raster 3.

Add a paper just above your white background layer, apply the mask by opening it in psp, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find it in the drop down box, click ok. Delete the mask out of the layers palette, click ok. Merge group.

On raster 4, add noise by going to adjust, add/remove noise with settings: uniform, monochrome 100.

On raster 3, fill with your paper, but then leave it selected. Copy and paste your close up tube, arrange within the frame, click delete on your keyboard. Change the opacity to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to around 70.

Add your main tube, add a drop shadow.

Add any elements you'd like. These are what I used:

Heartspray2, resize 65%
Heartbow, resize by 75%
Girly Skull, resize by 28% then by 75%,  rotate right 20, arrange on top of bow
iPod, resize by 25%
Sad bear, resize by 34%, mirror

Crop, resize, add text and any copyrights/credits necessary, then save.

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