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 Freya Langford-Sidebottom, which you need a license to use. You can get it at Artistically Inclined Licensing.
Template from Misfits Collab by April Dawn & MzDixi. You can find it here, and it's the first set on the blog post. When you download the templates, it's the second template in the folder.
Music word art by Deb from Creative Misfits, which you can find here.
Font of choice, I am using Bank Script
Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 2000 - HSB Noise, Tramages - Tow the Line
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!
Change the canvas size to 850 x 850 pixels.
Delete the following layers mask 1, mask 2, mask 3, mask 4, cr info, word art, word art outline.
In your color palette, set your foreground to #3a51a0 and your background to black. Then click on your foreground and choose gradients, find foreground/background and set it to linear, angle 45, repeats 3.
Make the big pink square layer active, click inside it with your magic wand. Add a new raster layer above it and flood fill with your gradient. Deselect and delete the original layer. Add a drop shadow to the gradient layer.
Make outterbk layer active, click inside it with your magic wand, add a new raster layer, flood fill with black. Deselect.
Apply HSB Noise filter with the default settings, apply it again, this time hit the Random Seed button a couple times before applying it. Add a drop shadow and delete the original template layer.
Make the inner square layer active, click inside it with your magic wand, add a new raster layer above it, flood fill with #6f84cb then deselect.
Apply Tramages - Tow the Line using default settings. Delete the original template layer.
Fill both the upper and lower pink rectangles with #1b2549 using the same technique used above, then add drop shadows to both and delete the original layers.
Do the same with upperdkpinkrectangle and lowerdkpinkrectangle (the two going across the very top and bottom), fill with #212e5d, add drop shadow and delete the original layers.
Do the same with pink lines 1 and pink lines 2, fill with #8c9dd6 and do not add drop shadow to these layers.
Make the pink inner circle layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer and flood fill with black. Deselect, add a drop shadow and delete the original layer.
Make a new canvas sized 700 x 700 pixels, flood fill with #8c9dd6.
Back on your template layer, make pink dots layer active, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert, copy and paste the new canvas you just made, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect and delete the original layer.
Do the same as above for the pink circle frame layer.
Go back on the black circle layer, selections, select all, float, defloat, invert. Take your close up tube layer, and mirror it. Then copy and paste as a new layer & arrange it in the circle how you want it, click delete on your keyboard and deselect. I erased the bits that were beyond the blue border. You can erase them or leave them depending on what you like.
Change the blend mode on the tube to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to about 70.
Add your main tube, add a drop shadow to the tube.
Open your word art, copy and paste as a new layer. Take your magic wand and click inside the pink letters. Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #6f84cb. Deselect and merge the blue layer down.
Crop, resize, add text, credits and copyright as needed and save.