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 Arthur Crowe, (Natural Beauty) which you need a license to use.
This tube will be coming soon to Arthur's store, probably within 1-2 days after this tut being released.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using Autumn Whispers 2 by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Sweetheart Script
Mask: Babe's Designs Mask 12, I cannot find a link anywhere
for her site or masks to link. If you don't have this mask, then
any one you like will work
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 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand & make sure you get the small areas
between the 2 frames, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 14 copy and paste as a new layer arrange in frame, click delete on your keyboard
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize 65% arrange in the frame and erase the bits that hang out of the frame where you don't want them.
For the elements we'll use the following:
element 10 resize 85% arrange across the top left,
erase the part that goes over the jewel in the frame on the right
element 73 resize 65% rotate left 90 arrange on left corner, duplicate & mirror
element 79 resize 65% arrange on right, below the other leaves, duplicate & mirror
element 61 resize 45% arrange on the bottom left, duplicate & mirror
element 62 resize 45% arrange on the left, duplicate & mirror
element 98 resize 55% arrange on the bottom in the center
element 74 resize 45% arrange on right, duplicate & mirror
Open paper 12, copy and paste as a new layer right above the white background
apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save