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.
This is one of the tubes he's revamped to have a Halloween layer, called 2013 Vintage Girl 2010 Revamp
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Beautifully Dead, a PTU kit by Toxic Desirez
available at Scrap Candy
Font of choice, I am using Rat Infested Mailbox
Plugins: Eye Candy Gradient Glow for text
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show.
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 65%
then erase her legs and place her in the middle of the canvas
Now we'll place our elements
Tombstone resize 45% arrange slightly to the left side of the tube
Thorned heart & rose resize 40% arrange to the right of tombstone
skull 2 resize 40% arrange to the left of tombstone, and slightly above
Eye Skull resize 40% arrange on the right just above heart & roses
Hand resize 30% arrange in front of tombstone
Splatter arrange behind everything
spider resize 20% arrange on tombstone
Heart resize 40% arrange behind skull eye, duplicate & mirror
Gumball machine, resize 25% arrange behind skull eye
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save