Blue Lagoon

"Blue Lagoon"

What you need:

Tube of choice, I used artwork by Elias Chatzoudis and you can purchase his work here
Scrapkit, "Girl Paua" by Toni Scraparoni and you can purchase her kit here
Font of choice, I used Gator
Graphic program of choice, I use PSPX2

Let's Begin!

1. Open a transparent image 600x600 pixels
Open all of your supplies

2. C/P the frame of choice as a new layer
Create a new raster layer behind the frame layer
Using your lasso tool, trace along the open area of the frame
C/P the paper of choice into selection on the new raster layer

3. C/P the tube of choice as a new layer
Once you h ave positioned where you'd like it, duplicate that layer
Drag the new tube layer behind the frame layer
Trim the tube as needed, if you use a similar frame, you will need
to trim along the bow.
Lowering your opacity of the top tube layer will make this job easier
Trim the tube away using your lasso tool, set to point-to-point
Once you have it the way you want it, add drop shadow to the lower tube layer
Merge the 2 tube layers and the frame layer together

4. Add any other elements of choice
I used the following:
2 flowers
Seahorse charm
Add drop shadows as needed

Add any copyright info and name and you are done!

This tutorial was written on May 12, 2009 by Pimp'd Designz