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 Ellie Milk (Snow Princess Prepaid Project tube) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit called HollyDays by Mellie Beans
Font of choice, I am using Porky's
Mask: WSL Mask 84 mask links on right sidebar
Plugins: No outside plugins used
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 element 14 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 3 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 60%
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them
add the following elements:
element 27 resize 50% mirror horizontal (just regular mirror on earlier versions of PSP) arrange on the bottom left corner
element 28 resize 50% arrange to the right of element 27
element 13 resize 40% mirror horizontal arrange to the right of element 28
element 6 resize 40% arrange on top left corner
element19 resize 40% arrange on the bottom left, behind the other elements
take your eraser tool and erase the ribbon that sticks way up on the top
element 3 resize 40% mirror horizontal arrange below the other layers on the bottom
duplicate, drag left and up
element 18 resize 25% arrange on the holly leaves
element 11 resize 25% arrange to the left of the candle
apply paper 1 above the white background
apply your mask and merge group
duplicate about 4 times and merge them all together to make it a bit darker
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save