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 Hop Too, a PTU kit by Pimp'd Designz.
Font of choice, I am using Before the Rain
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!
For the main tag
Open a new canvas 750 x 750 white background
Open print 3, copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas.
Open Vintage Card, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 50%, then
rotate left by 30
Open print 2, copy and paste as a new layer, position near the bottom of the tag.
Duplicate and resize by 60%
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if needed, I resized mine by 50%
Copy and paste basket, resize by 40%
Hat, copy and paste, resize by 40%
Rabbit, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 50%
Bird, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 30%
Crop and resize.
Add your name, copyrights and credits as needed and save.
Now for the forum tag:
Open a new canvas 600 x 250
Open a paper and paste as a new layer.
Now copy your various tag elements to the forum tag.
Make the background layer active, click on your crop tool and then at the top click "snap crop rectangle to" and double click on the tag.
Now selections, select all, modify, set selection borders, set it at 3 and click ok.
Add a new raster layer at the top of your tag, flood fill with a complementary color. I used #f455f4 from my tube, then deselect.
Add your name, copyrights and credits as needed and save
For the avatar
Open a new canvas 150 x 150, white background.
Copy and paste elements from your forum tag as you want them.
Once done, make a border just like you did on the forum tag by going to selections, select all, modify, set selection borders, set at 3, ok it, then add a new layer at the top of your tag layers and flood fill with the color you used on the forum tag.
Add your name, copyright and credits as needed and save.