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 Tony Tzanoukakis which you need a license to use.
This tube is a preview of tubes coming soon to his store and is not yet released. It will be in the store within a day or two of this post.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching kit, called Halloween Witch, by Irish Princess Designs
which will also be available in Tony's store when the tube is released
Font of choice, I am using CAC Shishioni Brush
Plugins: No outside plugins used
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 35% if you are using the same one as me
Open and add the following, checking my tag, if you'd like for placement
gravestone resize 55% arrange to the right of the tube & behind it
log resize 40% arrange to the left of gravestone & behind it
familiar resize 30% arrange on top of gravestone
spellbook resize 30% arrange on log
candle resize 30% arrange on log, by book
cauldron resize 55% arrange in front of log
bushes arrange on left in front of everything, erase the part that is going downward on the right
duplicate & mirror, merge together
tree arrange behind log
clouds arrange behind tree, duplicate, mirror, drag down lower
broom resize 65% rotate left 65, arrange by log & cauldron
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save