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 To the Moon by Evol Angel Scrapz, available at Scrap Candy.
Font of choice, I am using Zamrud & Khatulistiwa
Plugins: Alien Skin Eye Candy Gradient Glow (optional for the font)
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 600 x 250
Open paper 8, copy and paste as a new layer.
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 85% if you're using the same one as me.
Open grass 2, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the bottom left.
Open cloud, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on top right.
Open beads & flowers, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the bottom left, erase any bits that go past the top of your tube
Open butterfly, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 20%
Click on your white background layer in your layer palette,
click on your crop tool, and at the top click "snap crop rectangle to" and pick "layer opaque"
double click on your tag.
Still on the white background, selections, select all, modify, set selection borders
check both sides and set it at 4.
Add a new raster layer at the top and flood fill with a color from your kit or tube
Add/remove noise, uniform, monochrome checked, 25
Add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save