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 Arthur Crowe, which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching Sensual Afro kit available at Arthur Crowe's store. The link provided for the kit goes to the tube & kit set.
Font of choice, I am using Lighthouse 2, Gelatina Elemente,
Mask of choice.
Plugins: Eye candy 4000 Gradient Glow
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 cityscape, copy and paste as a new layer. Apply Gradient glow with the default settings but change the color to yellow then grab the little marker, drag to the right a ways and click on the color to make the second color white.
Disco ball copy and paste as a new layer, drag below city. Apply gradient glow but change the glow width to 15
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize by 80% arrange on the right.
add the following elements
heart, resize by 75% arrange on left on buildings
paint can, resize by 30% arrange on left bottom
stardust, arrange on right
can, resize 30% arrange on bottom right
Kicks, resize 35% arrange on bottom right
Nail polish, resize by 30% arrange bottom right
Bag, resize by 40% arrange on bottom right
Ribbon, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the bottom
and erase the bits that hang over where you don't want them.
Copy and paste a paper just above the white background, apply your mask.
Apply your text.
Crop and resize.
Add your copyrights and credits as needed
Add your name then save