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 Wendy Gerber (Cappuccino Dreams)
which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Cappuccino Dreams by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Better Heather
Plugins: Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow
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 element 92 copy and paste as a new layer rotate right 90
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 5 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
copy & paste your close up tube, resize 75% arrange in frame, click delete on your keyboard & deselect
Copy & paste the main tube, resize 85% mirror arrange on right
add the following elements
element 38 resize 55% arrange on top left
element 91 resize 55% arrange on top of the sign post
element 22 resize 55% arrange on bottom left
element 33 resize 30% arrange on table
element 20 resize 25% arrange on table
element 5, add a gradient glow width 8 colors white & #6d9b9b, then resize 75%
add paper 1 above the white background
apply your mask
resize it 105% duplicate it and merge the two layers together to make it a little darker
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save