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 (Sexy Hard Men) which you need a license to use. This tube has not been released, but will be in Arthur's store within a day or two of this tutorial being posted
Scrap kit of choice. I am using the matching scrap kit, Sexy Hard Men, by Misty Lynn's Creations
which will be available in Arthur's store as soon as the tube is released.
Plugins: No outside plugins
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 your template, shift D to duplicate and close the original
Delete the following layers: Raster 1 & copy of raster 1
Change the canvas size to 900 x 850 so you have room to work
Fill the layers with papers, to do this make sure the layer you want to fill has been clicked on in your layer palette.
Click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, modify, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer, click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original template layer
layer 1 use paper 12
layer 2 use paper 12
layer 3 use paper 2
layer 4 use paper 2
layer 5 use paper 5
layer 6 use paper 12
layer 7 use paper 5
add a drop shadow to the word art
Open your tube, resize 65% and arrange the layer below the front rectangle
now for our elements, I used:
element 1 arrange behind template layers on left
element 18 arrange behind template layers on right, duplicate & slide over to the left
you may want to duplicate it and put it just over the blue circle layers and erase the stems that show at the bottom of the template just to fill it out a bit more
element 10 arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 17 resize 50% arrange on left
element 4 resize 60% arrange on right
element 9 resize 50% arrange just to the left of the bundle of sticks
element 6 resize 435% arrange on bottom left
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save