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 a PTU kit Pool Party by Designs by Sarah, which you can get at Pimp My Tags With Scraps
Font of choice, I am using Freeze!
Mask: WSL_Mask84 links to the masks are on the right sidebar
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 a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background
Open the following elements, copy and paste as a new layer.
You can check my tag for placement.
Pool 1, resize 65%
waves, resize 45%
beach ball, resize 45%
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer to the left of the pool
Sun cream, resize 45%
Glasses 2, resize 30%
Drink 3, resize 20%
clothesline resize 50%
Splash, resize 50%
Word art, resize 50%
Open paper 7, copy and paste as a new layer just
above the white background layer and apply your mask.
Crop & resize
add copyright & credits as needed
add your text and save