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 a PTU kit by Alika's Scraps called October Treats.
You can find it at Designer Scraps.
Font of choice, I am using Anachistic
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.
Let's get started!
Open a new canvas 750 x 750 white background.
Open as42, resize by 75%, copy and paste as a new layer.
Holding down your shift key, click inside both
sides of the frame.
Selections, modify, expand 2, invert.
Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer between the frame and white background
Click delete on your keyboard and leave selected.
Open a tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if needed, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard.
Do the same with another tube for the opposite side of your frame. Deselect.
Hide the white background layer and merge visible.
Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if needed.
For mine, I resized by 50% then by 70%.
Arrange in the middle of the frame.
Add elements. I used:
as18, resized by 71% then 65%, duplicate & mirror
as41, resized by 30%
as7, resize by 45%
Crop, resize, add your name
and your copyright info & save.