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 the PTU kit Sexy Tanktop to match the tube which are also available at Rac's store. At the time of this tut, both the tube and scrap kit are previews and won't be available for a few days.
Template02_CC by Addictive Templates. It's the second one on the page.
Font of choice, I am using Gelatina Elemente
Plugins: Mura Meister Tone
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 the template, shift D to duplicate.
Delete the following layers: Raster 4, Raster 17 & Raster 16
Resize to 650 x 650 then change the canvas size to 850 x 850 and flood fill the background with some color that will contrast with the kit and the template so you can see what you are doing. I used grey.
Fill the layers by clicking on them in the layer pallet to make active, click inside it with your magic wand, selections, invert, open the paper, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect then delete the original layer on the template leaving only your paper layers.
I used the following for each layer:
For layers 8 &10, use paper 7
Raster 14, use paper 5
Raster 3 & 6, use paper 1
Now take all the white frame layers and fill them with a color that will contrast with the paper you used.
For example, raster 2 & 5 I used #ad85c1.
To do this, make the layer active by clicking on it in your layer pallet, then click inside the shape with your magic wand. Add a new layer, flood fill with your color, then deselect and delete the original layer.
Do this for layers 2, 5, 7, 9, 11 & 13 picking a color you like for the frame.
I used the purple for all of them, then green for the frame around the big rectangle.
After filling each layer go back and add some noise to them.
Adjust, add remove noise, add noise, uniform 45%, monochrome selected.
On raster 12, click inside it with your magic wand.
Apply Mura Meister Tone with the following settings:
Make raster 15 active, click inside each of the squares with your magic wand, selections, invert.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it in the first square, click delete on your keyboard.
Repeat for each of the other 2 squares.
Once you get all 3 done, merge together and duplicate.
On the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian by 3. Change the blend mode to soft light.
On the bottom layer, adjust hue and saturation, change both to 0.
Add your main tube, arrange on the right side.
Now for the elements.
Flowers, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 65%, arrange on the left
Skull resize by 65%
Pomflower, resize by 55%, arrange on the right, duplicate, resize by 65%, arrange on left
Tanktop resize by 60%, arrange on bottom left
Flower branch, resize by 60%, mirror, arrange on top left
Bow 2, resize 60%, arrange over end of flower branch
Hearts, resize by 60%, arrange above the two left squares in the middle area
Butterfly, resize 45% rotate left by 20 arrange top left
Rainbow dust, arrange on each corner
Crop and resize
Add your copyright and credits as needed
Add your name and save.