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.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit called Fall Splendor by Bookworm Dezines
available at Scrap Candy
Font of choice, I am using South Beaches 9
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 element 38 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open a new raster layer and make sure you are on that layer
open paper 13 copy and paste paper into selection. Leave selected
Open your tube, copy & paste as a new layer, resize 70%
arrange in frame and erase bits you don't want hanging out of the frame
element 58 arrange and right between tube & frame
element 37 resize 45% mirror & arrange on bottom left
element 16 arrange across bottom
element 34 resize 40% arrange over the bottom of the tree on the right
element 15 arrange on left, duplicate, merge together, duplicate, mirror & flip
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save