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(s) of choice, I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Springtime by Alika's Scraps. It's a mix n match collab kit that also has two other parts to it that you can buy separately or all 3 together at a bundled price. You can find them all HERE.
For this tut, I just used the portion by Alika's Scraps.
Font of choice, I am using
Plugins: No outside plugins used
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 850 x 850, white background.
Open as10, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%,
click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 3, selections, invert.
Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer,
drag it below the frame layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Leave selected. Open your first tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if necessary, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect
Duplicate your tube, on the top layer, go to adjust blur, gaussian by 3, change the blend mode to soft light.
On the bottom layer, go to adjust, hue and saturation, set both to 0.
Hide the white background layer, merge visible. Make the background layer visible again.
Duplicate the framed layer that you just merged.
On the bottom layer, rotate left by 20.
Resize by 80% and drag over to the left slightly.
Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if needed (Mine was resized by 50%)
Arrange to the right side.
Add your elements. See my tag for placement reference
as21 (hat) resize 45%
as11 (leaves) rotate right 90, resize by 45%, duplicate, mirror, and arrange both on left side
as06, resize by 20%
as19, resize 30%
as12, resize 40%
as25, resize 30%
as24, resized 40%
To make the background, I merged the two frame layers together, then duplicate.
on the bottom layer, adjust, blur, gaussian 25. Drag that over to the left a bit, then duplicate and mirror.
Merge these two together. Then duplicate and flip, then merge those two together.
Crop and resize.
Add your copyright and credits as needed
Your name or text and save.