Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album
For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of PinupToons-Individual Tube 55-2 which you need a license to use, available at CDO
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Monti's Scraps, IB-Melissa Dawn-18-1
also available at CDO. This kit was inspired by the Melissa Dawn tube, but you can use it with any artist you'd like.
Font of choice, I am using Ravie
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 2 copy and paste as a new layer resize 80% then 90%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 1 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard, deselect
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange just left of the center of the frame
add the following elements:
element 34 resize 40% arrange on the right side of the frame
element 21 resize 40% rotate right 20 arrange below the flower
element 32 resize 40% rotate left 35 arrange between flower and heart
element 11 resize 30% arrange behind heart
element 29 resize 40% arrange on right side of frame, between the frame & paper layers
element 2 resize 25% arrange in front of tube
element 38 resize 30% arrange behind flower on right side
element 18 resize 25% arrange on the left side of the heart
element 16 resize 15% arrange to the left of element 18
Copy and paste paper 7 above the white background
apply your mask, duplicate, mirror horizontal, drag down, merge the two together
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save