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. This particular tube is a Limited Edition tube that is only up for the month of November 2012 with a $10 purchase, so if you're looking for it on the site after this date, chances are you won't find it.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Freak Like Me, a PTU kit by Lexi Creationz Scrapz.
Collab template 4 by Punky and Pooker, which you can find on Elegant Inspirations
Font of choice, I am using Aquarelle
Mask of your choice
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 template, shift D to duplicate, close the original.
Delete the Cr Info layer, I have CCA layer and small arrows layer.
Flood fill the background layer with white.
Make Dk Pink Left Square layer active, click on it with your magic wand, selections, invert.
Open paper of your choice, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.
Delete the original layer.
Do the same as above to fill all the template layers. (or just fill with colors from your tube if you want to add some other colors into it)
Click inside the middle circle with your magic wand, open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange it, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Lower opacity of the tube to about 50.
Copy and paste your main tube arrange to the left.
Add any elements you want.
Crop, resize, add your copyright and name then save.