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 David Alexander which you need a license to use. You can find his artwork at Arttistically Inclined Licensing.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Naturally Fresh by Krissy's Scraps and Imaging, which you can find at Designer Scraps.
One In a Million Girl template by Dee at Dee's Sign Depot
Font of choice, I am using
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.
Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.
Any time you fill a layer of the template with a paper, after you're done filling it and adding tubes, etc, if you don't need the original template layer, delete it to help keep your file size smaller. Obviously if you use one of the original layers like a frame that you just add noise and a shadow to, or you use your color changer to change the color, then you're going to keep that layer.
Let's get started!
Open your template, change the canvas size so you have some extra room to work. I changed mine to 875 x 800.
Delete the info layer.
Make the black oval layer active, click on it with your magic wand, open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Do the same with the grey oval layer using paper 10.
Fill large grey rectangle with paper 4.
Fill the grey strip layer with paper 2, using the same method as we filled the other layers with papers.
Fill the stars layer and the black squares layer the same way using paper 12.
Click on the large grey strip layer. Select your color dropper tool and right click on the rectangle. Then set your foreground color to #97b6ae or another complimentary color. Then click on the color replacer tool and go over the entire grey strip layer to change the color.
Do the same for the black stripes and small stars layers using #e17b64 as your foreground color.
Change your foreground to #cc4c33 and make the white square layer active. Change the color the same way you did the above two.
Do the same on the small strips layer using color #6a523a.
Change the foreground color to #8daea5 and do the same as above on the text layer.
Make the white squares layer active. Adjust, add/remove noise, add noise with these settings: uniform, monochrome, 100%.
Now on the small squares layer in the center that we filled with the yellow paper, click on that, go to selections, select all, float, defloat, invert. Open your tube, copy and paste, arrange as you want in the first square, click delete on your keyboard. Keep pasting the tube and deleting as you go across, arranging it differently in the squares as you go across until they're all filled. Deselect.
Drag the small strips which are below the text up so that layer is directly below the text layer.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer below the text and small strips. Resize if needed (I resized mine by 85%) add a drop shadow & arrange.
Add any elements you'd like. I added the following:
Vine 1, place just below the middle square area, duplicate & mirror.
Hummingbird 1, resize by 45% place around star & vine at the top
Sequin Mess, arrange just above the orange middle square area, duplicate, and move over, erase any parts that hang where you don't want them.
Mushroom 3, resize by 35%
Mushroom 1, resize by 45%
Crop and resize your tag. Add any text and copyrights/credits as needed and save!