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 Breezy by Pimp'd Designz
SpringTemp4CM by annaica at the Creative Misfits Creations blog. It's the first one in the post
just click it to get to the download.
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 your template, shift D to duplicate. Delete the top layer, flood fill the next layer and send it to the bottom so you have a white background to work on. (That layer was empty)
Image resize to about 650 on the widest side, then image canvas size to about 850x850 or 800x800, just so we have some room to work.
Fill all the layers of the template by clicking inside them with your magic wand, then going to selections, modify, invert, then copy and pasting the paper and clicking delete on your keyboard.
On the borders, they have noise added to them so instead of using your magic wand, go to selections, select all, float, invert, then copy and paste and click delete.
Deselect after doing each layer then delete the original template layers.
Open one of your tubes. on the oval in the middle, selections, select all, float, invert, copy and paste the tube
arrange in the oval, erase the bits that hang out of the bottom. Deselect.
Add any elements you'd like. I used:
Print, duplicate, merge down. Duplicate, mirror and flip
Flower 4, resize 50%
Fower 3, resize 50%
Flower 2, resize 50%
Flower 1, resize 50%
Butterfly01, resize 35%
bird, resize 35%
Crop, resize if needed, add credits and copyright info.
Add your name and save.