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 by Pimp'd Designz called Sandy Toes, available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps
Font of choice, I am using Scriptina
Mask: Vix Big Mask 1
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 900 x 900 pixels with a white background
Open frame 1, copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
Open paper 9, copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, click delete
Deselect, change the blend mode to Luminence(L)
Paste your tube again, resize by 60% arrange in front of the frame
Open paper 5, copy and paste as a new layer, apply your mask.
Pull the mask up a little toward the top of the tag, duplicate & flip, then pull that layer down a bit
Now for the elements. Check my tag for exact placement.
sand, resize 80% duplicate a couple times and arrange around the bottom
Greens resize 75% arrange on the right, duplicate, mirror, pull this one back to the right & arrange,
merge together, duplicate, mirror, duplicate again, arrange higher on left
Sand dollar, resize 40%
Shell 3, resize 40%
Shell 4, resize 40%
Rope, rersize 60%
Coral resize 30%
flower 2, resize 50%
bird, resize 50%
Crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save