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 Misticheskaya (Samantha tube)
which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Autumn Fairy Tale by Graphics of Fantasy
Font of choice, I am using Caprica Sans It
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
open frame 4 copy and paste as a new layer resize 90%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 7 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 75%
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them
Add the following elements:
element 14 resize 45% arrange on bottom left corner
element 66 resize 60% rotate left 15 arrange behind & to the right of element 14
element 22 arrange behind the two elements at the bottom
element 84 resize 50% arrange on top left side of frame
element 104 resize 40% arrange to the left of element 84, behind the tube
element 1 mirror & arrange on left, duplicate, resize 50% arrange a little lower than the original, duplicate & mirror, arrange that one to the left and a little lower
element 28 resize 25% arrange in front of basket
element 88 resize 25% arrange behind sunflowers, duplicate, mirror, arrange behind sunflowers
element 86 resize 25% arrange behind sunflowers at the top, duplicate, arrange near the bottom of the sunflowers, above the sunflower layers
copy and paste paper 5 as a new layer above the white background
rotate left 90
crop the tag down to the size of the paper
apply your mask, merge ground
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save