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 Keith Garvey which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Amy Marie called Roselyn
Font of choice, I am using Blessing Son
Mask: Vix Mask 452 http://vixpsp.blogspot.com/search?q=masks
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 43 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 12 copy and paste as a new layer, leave selected
Open your close up tube, mirror, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard then deselect.
Change your blend mode to Luminance(L) and drop the opacity to 70
Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the left side of the frame
Now for the elements:
element 45 arrange on the bottom of the frame in the middle
element 46 resize 75% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 78 resize 60% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 18 resize 35% arrange on the right, in the center of the leaves, duplicate & mirror
element 99 resize 30% arrange on mushrooms on right
element 32 resize 65% arrange on bottom right, duplicate & mirror
Copy and paste paper 2 just above the white background layer, apply your mask and then mirror it
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save