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Things Needed For This Tutorial
  • Paint Shop Pro (This is done using 9), but should be able to be done in newer versions.
  • A tube of your choice,I am using Suzanne Woolcott,which you can purchase here,do not use unless you have a license to do so.
  • WSL_Mask250....Found Here....Save this somewhere it is easy to find.
  • Scrap kit "Carefree" by Pimp'd Designz...This is a FTU kit that can be downloaded from her blog Here.
Please Note..All Settings remain the same unless otherwise noted.
Let's get started.....
1.  Open your tube, mask, and minmise them for now.  
2.  Open a new Raster image 700 X 700 pixels...and flood fill it with white.

3.  Open the "cc-mat-01" from the kit...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer onto the white layer...and ad a drop shadow of your choice. 

4.  Open the "cc-frame-01" from the kit...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer on top of the mat layer.  With your magic wand...select the inside of the frame - Selections/Modify/Expand by 5.

5.  Open a paper of your choice...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer on top of the frame.   Selections/Invert...Edit/Cut - Selections/Select None

In your layers palette, move paper under the frame layer. Add a drop shadow of your choice to the frame.  Layers/Merge/Merge Down... Image/Rotate/Free Rotate to the left at 7 degrees.  See my tag for placement.

6.  Open the "cc-frame-02" from the kit...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer on top of the other frame.  Image/Resize at 90%...With your magic wand...select the inside of the frame - Selections/Modify/Expand by 5. 

7.  Open a paper of your choice...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer on top of the frame.   Selections/Invert...Edit/Cut - Selections/Select None

In your layers palette, move paper under the frame layer. Add a drop shadow of your choice to the frame.  Layers/Merge/Merge Down...See my tag for placement.

8.  Open the "cc-grass" from the kit...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer on top of the frame.  Image/Resize at 81%...See my tag for placement.
9.  Open the "cc-greens-05" from the kit...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer on top of the grass.  Image/Resize at 80%...Image/Mirror...See my tag for placement.
10.  Open the "cc-doodle-01" from the kit...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer.  Add a drop shadow of your choice and in your layers palette move this layer down so that is sits just above the mat layer...See my tag for placement.
11.  Open your tube of choice...Edit/Copy...Paste it as a new layer on top of the top layer.
Add a drop shadow of your choice and place it where you like.
12.  In your layers palette, Hide your bottom white layer and merge all the other layers.
Layers/Duplicate 2 times.
13.  On the first duplicated layer...Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur at 20.  This gives it a soft look.
In your layers palette, Make the top layer active...Layers/Merge/Merge Down
14.  On the other duplicated layer Effects/Reflection Effects/Kaleidoscope, use the "X small" preset.
15.  Layers/New Mask Layer/From Image with these settings:  In drop down box find "WSL_Mask250"...Create mask from source luminance...and Invert mask data unchecked. 
In your layers palette, Make the top layer active...Image/Resize at 90%
You may want to reposition your image to where just the right amount of mask is showing behind.  Layers/Merge/Merge All Flatten...add your name, effects and don't forget to add the proper copyright info.
That's it...Your all done.  If you are using it for a Tag you may want to resize....I like to use 65%.  Now if you are using it for a header, no need to resize.
To save your image go to File/Export and export the JPEG Optimizer and Optimize at anywhere between 15 and 20 or whichever setting you prefer :)
You are done!! Hope your results were great ones :)
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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  As much as I did writing it.  Any similarities to other tutorials are Entirely coincidental.  Please do not translate or Script this tutorial.  Please do not Claim any of it as your own."
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