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.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Mobsters by Purple's Kreations, available at Artistically Inclined Licensing.
Font of choice, I am using Not Enough (Small)
Mask: WSLMask84 Her links to her older masks are on the right side
about 1/2 way down the blog.
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!
I use a drop shadow on the tube and some elements throughout. I'm leaving it out of the directions. You can decide where you'd like to use it.
I use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.
Open a new canvas 750 x 750, white background.
Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer. Pull it up a little so it's slightly higher than center of canvas.
Click inside the frame with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3.
Open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer, drag between the frame and white background layers.
Selections, invert, make sure you are on the paper layer, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, drag it above the frame and arrange it how you want it. Duplicate the tube layer, hide the top copy and drag the bottom copy below your frame. Now, take the eraser tool and erase the parts that are hanging outside the frame that you don't want showing. (I just did the legs, because I want her head and arm outside the frame.) Deselect. Add the drop shadow to this tube, NOT to the top one.
Now go unhide the top tube layer, and erase the parts that hang over the frame where you don't want them. Try to get just right around the frame, BUT because we have the tube under the frame to show through, you don't have to be super careful.
Open the film reel. Shift D to duplicate and close the original.
Click inside each of the 2 outside big rectangles. Selections, modify, expand 3.
Open paper 10, copy and paste as a new layer, drag below the frame. Selections, invert, make sure you are on the paper layer, click delete on your keyboard and leave selected.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, drag to the right, arrange how you like it, click delete on your keyboard.
Mirror the tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the left rectangle how you want it, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Merge the two tube layers together, change the blend mode to Luminance(L).
Click in the middle rectangle layer with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 3.
Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, drag to the bottom, selections, invert, make sure you're on the paper layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Copy merged, paste as a new layer onto your tag canvas. Go ahead and delete the one we were working with, you won't need it now.
Resize the filmstrip layer by 85%, drag it to the bottom, just above the white background.
Duplicate twice. Rotate the middle filmstrip to the right by 15, rotate the bottom one to the left by 15. Merge the bottom two together, drop the opacity to around 75%.
Add any elements you'd like. I used the following. If I resized them
that is the number beside it.
Bullets 45% (mirror & flip)
Gun 50% (rotate left 15)
Money 50% (duplicate, mirror, merge down, arrange on right,
duplicate, arrange on left, duplicate, mirror, also arrange on left)
Open paper 17, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it to the bottom, just above the white background.
Resize by 150%
Open the mask in psp
Apply the mask by going to layer, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down box, click ok.
In the layer palette, delete the mask, click ok.
Resize by about 110%
Crop, resize, then add name, copyrights and credits as needed & save!