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 Derzi, (Sweet Little Cupid) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Purple Cupid from Amy Marie Scraps
Font of choice, I am using Florida
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
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 75%
Add the following
element 8 arrange on the left, behind the tube
element 47 resize 55% arrange in front of the barrel on the left side
element 4 arrange on the right, below all the other layers
element 5 arrange behind all the layers & where the top hearts are showing above the tube's head
element 49, arrange between the barrel and the hearts at the top left, duplicate & mirror
add paper 2 above the white background
apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save