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 Hot Steampunk, by Bookworm Dezines, which is a matching kit for this tube, which is also available at Arthur Crowe's store.
Template Misfit Choice 3 by Sue from Creative Misfits Creations
Font of choice, I am using Piranha
Plugins: No outside plugins
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, close the original.
Delete Raster 1
Change the canvas size to 850 x 850
Make the rectangle layer active, click inside it with your magic wand. Selections, invert.
Open paper 1, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original rectangle layer.
Make the paper layer active, click inside it with the magic wand.
Open paper 3, copy and paste as a new layer, selections invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original circle layer.
Make the mask layer active. Adjust hue and saturation, colorize and change the
hue to 8 and saturation to 198
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange over the circle,
erase the parts you don't want hanging over it.
Now add whatever elements you'd like.
Check my tag for placement
Element 4, resize 85%
element 14, resize 85%
element 13, resize 45%
element 15, resize 30%
element 6, resize 35%, rotate left 25
element 18, resize 35% rotate to right 90
element 5, resize 55%
element 7, resize 80% arrange across the top, under your tube, and erase the parts on the left side that show beyond your tube.
element 2, resize 20%
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save