For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Out Of This World by Monti's Scraps
Font of choice, I am using Mega Tron
Mask: Becky Mask 23, which is no longer available to download
If you don't have it, just find another to use :)
Plugins: No outside plugins used
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
add the following elements
element 9 resize 85% arrange below center of canvas
element 11 resize 35% rotate right 55 arrange at the bottom
element 6 resize 55% arrange behind moon at the top
element 16 resize 35% arrange over the moon at the bottom
element 19 resize 35% arrange on top of the moon
element 17 resize 35% arrange in front of space ship
element 4 resize 30% arrange on small planet on the left in front of the moon
element 5 resize 20% arrange in front of other alien on small planet
element 23 arrange between moon and the small planet layers
element 18 resize 30% rotate left arrange above the moon on the left
word art, resize 35% arrange on top left
Add paper 10 above the white background, resize it 107% so it fits the canvas and doesn't leave straight edges on the mask
Apply your mask, merge group, resize 90%
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save