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 Cuddly Rigor Mortis, available at CDO, which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Gingie Christmas, by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Scriptina
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
Checking my tag for a better idea on exact placement use the following:
element 21 resize 85% arrange on left
element 7 resize 45% arrange on left of tree
element 33 resize 45% arrange in front of tree
element 37 resize 45% arrange in front of tree
resize your tube 85% mirror and arrange by tree
element 61 arrange behind everything
element 44 resize 25% arrange in front of gifts
element 56 resize 45% arrange in front of tube
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save