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 (Christy) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Carolane, by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Pea Jenny Script
Mask: DVB 80
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, you can check my tag for exact placement
element 54 arrange slightly to the left of center
add your tube, resize 45% arrange in front of tree
element 25 resize 55% arrange on left side of tree
element 59 resize 55% arrange to the right of the green present
element 68 arrange between gifts & tree on left
element 22 arrange in front of gifts
element 51 arrange behind tube on right
element 69 resize 45% arrange on left of sign
element 19 resize 55% arrange to the right of the tree
add paper 13 above the white background
apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save