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 (Wintery & From Russia With Love) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Blue Winter by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Intrique Script
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 a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background
open 30 copy and paste as a new layer resize 75%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 15 copy and paste as a new layer arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard
copy and paste your tube, arrange in the top part of the frame, click delete
paste again, arrange in bottom part of frame, click delete
There will be bits of the tube you posted in the top showing in the bottom part, erase those bits
and the tube you posted in the bottom will have bits showing in the top part, erase those bits
Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on the left
Now for our elements, you can check my tag for a better idea of exactly where I placed them
element 52 resize 50% arrange where the two parts of the frame come together on the right
element 61 arrange to the right of the tube
element 34 resize 50% arrange to the right of the snowman
element 39 resize 35% arrange along frame below white snowflake,
duplicate, arrange above white snowflake
element 42 resize 35% arrange above the top blue snowflake, erase the bottom 2 stars, duplicate
and arrange the duplicate below the bottom blue snowflake
element 46 resize 20% arrange by snowman, duplicate, mirror move back next to original
element 3 resize 110% arrange just above white background
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save