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 Alicia Mujica which you need a license to use.
This particular tube is an Exclusive Commission for the forum ACDiva and is not available anywhere but in our forum.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Reindeer Cutie by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Leatherwork
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
add the following:
element 18 resize 55% arrange on the bottom left
copy and paste your tube, resize 55% arrange so it looks like it's sitting on the gift
element 41 arrange behind tube
element 34 arrange on right
element 2 resize 45% arrange by pole
element 44 resize 50% arrange by tree & gift
element 88 arrange to the right of the sign
element 24 resize 55% arrange behind the tube in the center of the tag
element 66 resize 45% arrange on the bottom left
copy and paste paper 13 just above the background layer
apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save