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 Genuine Draft, a PTU kit by PolkaDot Scraps, available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps.
Template: Emo Angel by Creative Scraps by Crys
Font of choice, I am using Dagobert
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 Raster 7 & Raster 8 layers.
Change the canvas size to about 850 x 850 and flood fill the background layer white so we can see what we are doing.
First we will fill each of the template layers with papers. To do this, make sure the layer is active in the layer palette. Click inside it with your magic wand. Selections, invert. Open the paper, copy and paste as a new layer, and then arrange the paper how you want it to show in the shape, click delete, deselect then delete the original template layer. Do this for each layer. I used to following papers in each template layer:
Raster 5 and copy of raster 5, use paper 4
Raster 3, use paper 11
Raster 4, use paper 2
Raster 6, use paper 5 resized to 77%
Raster 2, use paper 10
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, erase the parts that are where yo don't want them.
Now for the elements. See my tag for placement reference:
Beer 2 resize 45%
Beer 4 resize 45%
Scatter 1 resize 45%
Stamp resize 30%
Sign 1, resize 35%
WA, resize 35%
String 2, resize 45%
Stems resize 65%
Crop and resize
add your copyrights and credits as needed
add your text and save