Tuesday, July 1, 2014


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 Ninaste at Beehive Studio (USA Pride tube) which you need a license to use. I am using the USA Navy layer of this tube. It has several options of dresses, USA Flag, Canada Flag, USA Navy, USA Soldier, and Nurse.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Fourth of July by Hania's Design

Font of choice, I am using American Dream

Mask: Monti's Blinds 1 mask  just scroll down the page a little bit.

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 116 copy and paste as a new layer resize 85%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
paper 1 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard, leave selected
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 85%
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them

Add the following elements: 
element 79 mirror arrange behind frame and background paper, mirror, arrange on the right
take your eraser tool and erase the sand part of it

element 3 resize  50% arrange on bottom right
element 18 resize  85% arrange behind the other element on bottom right
element 57 resize  40% arrange on top of the other 2 elements on bottom right
element 25 mirror & arrange just above the frame layer
element 10 arrange across bottom
element 37 arrange just above the sand layer
element 68 resize  40% arrange on bottom left
element 11 resize  41% arrange on bottom left

add paper 9 above the white background
apply your mask

crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

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