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 (Chrissy Cat) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Christmas Darling by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Skyblue Clues
Mask: Vix Big Mask 1
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 your tube copy and paste as a new layer resize 85%
add the following elements
tree arrange behind tube, to the right
Santa bag arrange in front of tree to the right
prezzie arrange behind the tube on the left
Moose 2 resize 65% arrange in front of prezzie & tube
lantern 1 resize 65% arrange in front of tube
Moose 1 arrange behind tree on right
Cat in box resize 50% arrange to the right of lantern
bunny 1 resize 80% arrange behind prezzie
Copy and paste paper 3 just above the white background, add your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save