Tuesday, June 26, 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 Charlie, which you need a license to use. You can get it at The PSP Project.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Alice by Wicked Princess Scraps. It is available at The PSP Project.

Font of choice, I am using A.C.M.E. Secret Agent for the word art and AL Meaningful for the name.

Template 20 from Millie's PSP Madness.

Mask: Vix Big Mask 18 here.

Plugins: No outside 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 and close the original. Delete the credits layer and then resize to 600 x 514 then change the canvas size to 700 x 700. I like to unlock the white background, fill it the rest of the way in with white and keep it visible to help me see what I'm doing, then delete it in the end.

Delete layers 1,2, 4, & 5

Open paper 12, make layer 3 active, click on it with your magic wand. Copy and paste your paper as a new layer. Selections, invert, make sure the paper layer is active, click delete on your keyboard. Delete the original layer 3. Add a drop shadow to the paper layer.

Do the same with layers 6 & 7 using paper 9. (Make sure you are deleting the original template layers & adding drop shadows as you go.

Fill layer 8 the same way using paper 6.

Fill layer 10 using paper 12.

Fill 11 & 12 with paper 13 resized by 65%.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange where you want it.

Place elements around the tag as you'd like. I used the following, resize as necessary and add drop shadows:

White Rabbit
Mushroom House
Mushroom House2
Flower Scatter
Cake Plate
Flower 3

When done adding elements, crop the tag.

Open your mask in psp. Create a new layer right above the background layer and flood fill with a color that compliments your tag. I used #415471. Go to layers, new mask layer, from image. Look for your mask in the drop down box, click ok. Delete the mask in the layer pallet on the right, then merge group. I then resized mine by 110%.

Add whatever text you'd like. Then add your name, copyright and credits as needed. Resize, crop & Save.