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 Alehandra Vanhek which you need a license to use,
available at Pics For Design (PFD)
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Designs by Sarah called Dia de los Muertos
available at Pimp My Tags With Scraps
Font of choice, I am using Sold Out
Plugins: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow for word art (optional)
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 frame 1 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 5, selections, invert
open paper 2 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected,
Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 45%
take your eraser tool and erase the bits that hang out of the frame where you don't want them.
Now for the elements:
sugar skull 1 resize 45% arrange on bottom in the middle
sugar skull 3 resize 30% arrange on right, a little way up the side of the frame
sugar skull 4 resize 30% mirror arrange on left side of frame partway up
flower 3 resize 45% arrange on one side of the bottom skull, duplicate, mirror
fjower 1 resize 30% arrange above the other flower, duplicate, mirror
leaves resize 30% arrange behind flowers on right, duplicate, mirror
word art 1 resize 60% arrange above the middle skull add gradient glow
print 3 arrange behind frame & paper
print 2 resize 105% arrange bdhind print 3
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save