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.
At the time of this tutorial this tube was a preview of "coming soon" to the store tubes and is not in the store.
It should be available within a day or two of this tut being posted.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using I Love Nerds by Killer Kitty's Killer Kreations,
which is a PTU scrap kit that is also coming soon to Ismael Rac's store. It will be in the store at the same time the tube is released.
Font of choice, I am using Dagobert
Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
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
Click inside all the white areas in the frame with your magic wand, selections,
modify, expand 3, selections, invert.
Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%
arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard, leave selected.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 75%, take your eraser tool and erase where you don't want it hanging over the frame. Deselect.
Add the following elements, check my tag for exact placement
nerdy scatter - add gradient glow of 3, white to make it pop a bit
iPod, resize 40%
Glasses 2, resize 40%
paper flower, resize 40%
Star 1, resize 45%, rotate right 10
kitty, resize 45%
Add paper 3 just above the white background layer, apply your mask
Crop & resize
add your copyright and credits
add your text and save