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.
This tube is a preview of artwork coming soon to his store and will be available
within a day or two of the date this tut is posted
Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit, Beauty Back To School, by Creation by Sanie
which is the matching scrap kit for Arthur's tube and will be released in Arthur's store as soon as the tube is released
Font of choice, I am using Impact
Mask: KBH_2013_Mask 31 by Kaci at Creative Misfits Creations
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 your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 75%
add the following elements, checking my tag for exact placement:
Chalkboard, arrange in middle on left, duplicate, drag to right, drag the duplicate layer below the original layer in your layer palette. merge down
college block 01, rotate left 25 arrange on right below chalkboard
College block 2 rotate right 25 arrange in middle below chalkboard
duplicate & move the duplicate to the left, erase what shows over the top
Notebook 3, arrange on left below the other layers
cut corner tag, resize 75% arrange over tube legs
school house, resize 65%, rotate right 25, arrange under cut corner tag on right
teacher's desk resize 65% place on left
world globe, resize 65%, rotate left 25, place on left
briefcase 1 resize 40% arrange on right
Schoolbooks, resize 50% arrange on right
paper clips, resize 45% arrange on top left
Place paper 11 just above the white background, apply your mask, delete it and merge group
crop & resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save