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 Verymany (Birthday Cake) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Christmas Play by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Kenan & Kel
Mask of your choice
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 72 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 2 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
copy & paste your tube, resize 70% arrange in the frame, erase where the legs hang over the bottom & deselect
add the following elements, you can check my tag to see exactly where I put things
element 57 resize 50% arrange on bottom left
element 9 resize 50% arrange on bottom left
element 4 resize 75% arrange on left
element 18 resize 45% arrange on top left
element 40 resize 45% arrange on bottom
paste paper 3 above the white background
apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save