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 Tony Tzanoukakis, which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Wonderland by Grunge & Glitter, available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps.
Tracy's Template #46 at Freebie Friends Scraps and More
Font of choice, I am using Electronica
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 your template, shift D to duplicate and close the original.
Delete the Tracy F. Designs layer.
Change the canvas size to 600 x 850
Fill the template layers with papers by making them active in the layer palette,
click inside the shape with your magic wand,
open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard and deselect.
Delete the original template layer.
I used the following papers on each template layer:
Rectangle 1 and rectangle 2, use paper 1
Grey part of circle, use paper 4
White part of circle use paper 6
Square use paper 13
Square 2, use paper 12
Frame 1 & 2, use paper 7
Move the 2 frame layers so that they are right below each other, then
the two square layers will be right together. Merge the two square layers together.
Selections, select all, float, defloat, invert.
Open your close up tube, mirror, then copy and paste as a new layer
arrange in the frames, click delete on your keyboard, deselect.
Change the blend mode to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to about 75.
Do the same with your tube in the circle layer.
Add your elements, check my tag for placement:
Grass 2, resize 50%, arrange on bottom, duplicate and slide over so it goes all the way across the bottom rectangle.
Pond, resize 65% arrange below all layers, in middle of ta
Open your main tube, and place in the middle of the tag. I resized mine 85%
Ladder, resize 65%
Hat, resize 25%
Pocket watch 25%
Mushrooms 3, resize 45%, mirror
Mushrooms 1, resize 30%
Flower 1, resize 30%
Drink me bottle, resize 30%
Eat Me Cupcake, resize 30%
Teacup1, resize 25%
Element 1, resize 45%
Butterfly 1, resize 20% change Hue & Saturation to H 239, S 166
Bird, resize 20%