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 Ismael Rac (tube name: Sexy Evil), which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Amy Marie called Super Natural Playground
Font of choice, I am using Frakturika
Mask: Vix Big Mask 18
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 the tube copy and paste as a new layer
Resize by 50% if you're using the same one as me.
Now we're going to build the layers of elements up around the tube
I try to explain in the tut about where to put them, but it may be easier for you to look at the tag
as you go along :)
element 45 resize 50% arrange over the tubes legs
element 102 resize 65% arrange somewhat on the left of the oujia board, duplicate & mirror
element 89 resize 65% arrange behind element 102 on right, duplicate & mirror
element 88 resize 50% arrange to the right of the oujia board
element 41 resize 65% arrange on the left
element 65 resize 75% arrange on the right
element 9 resize 65% arrange on right
element 56 arrange behind tube
element 55 arrange between t
open paper 10 copy and paste as a new layer apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save