Thursday, June 13, 2013


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.  
At the time of this tutorial, this tube was not yet released and is coming soon to Arthur's store.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching kit, Bling Bling Babe by Kandii Popz, which will also be available in Arthur's store once the tube is released. 

Font of choice, I am using Prowler 

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 a new canvas 850 x 850 white background.

Open frame 1 resize 70%
Take your freehand selection tool set on point to point and left click on each of the top outside corners of the chain links until you get all the way around. Once you get back to the beginning, double click 
It should look like this:

Open paper 4, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Then take your eraser and erase the bits of paper showing between the links at the top, like this:

Open your close up tube, mirror it, copy and paste as a new layer,
arrange in the frame, click delete

Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize about 70%.

Add your elements, see my tag for placement.

Sneakers, resize 60%
boombox, resize 60, rotate right 25
cell phone, resize 55%
zipped heart, resize 60%, rotate left 25
dollar sign, resize 60%, rotate right 25

Open paper 8, copy and paste just above the white background layer,
apply your mask

add wire just above that, rotate right 25
string 2, resize 45%

crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

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