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, Coral by Inzpired Creationz
available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps
Font of choice, I am using 2Peas Rock Star
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 900 x 1000 pixel, white canvas
Add the following, you can check my tag for exact placement
Dolphin 1, arrange in middle on left
Dolphin 1, arrange in middle on right
Cloud, arrange on top left, duplicate, mirror
Clouds 2, pull up so it's over top of the 2 cloud layers, in the middle
Sand 3, arrange in front of the dolphins on the left, duplicate, mirror
Sand 2, arrange in front of sand 3, on left, duplicate, mirror
merge both sand 2 layers together, duplicate, flip, drag down in front of original sand 2
Open your tube, arrange in the middle of the sand
Lighthouse, resize 80% arrange in middle behind mermaid
sand castle resize 60% arrange on left
Grass 2, resize 70%, duplicate a few times and arrange around the tag, maybe resize some
Seagull, resize 40%
Flamingo, resize 55%
Flowers, resize 30%
Starfish, resize 55%
Shells 2, resize 55%
Shell 2, resize 55%
Crop & resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save