For this tutorial you will need the following:
Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.
Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Ninaste at Beehive Studio (USA Pride tube) which you need a license to use. This tube is VERY versitile, it comes with color choices for hair, a USA flag layer, a Canadian flag layer, a nurse layer, a USA Navy and USA soldier (camouflage) layers, so it will work well for a variety of tags.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a FTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps called Adam's Heart
Font of choice, I am using Coughy Machine
Mask: Vix big mask 18
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
Add the following elements to your canvas
Hospital resize 75% arrange on the right, just up above the center of the canvas
ambulance resize 75% arrange on the left in front of hospital
bed resize 60% mirror arrange on right, in front of hospital
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 55% arrange in the center
clipboard resize 65% rotate left 20 arrange behind ambulance
heart 1 resize 65% arrange behind clipboard and hospital
wheelchair resize 65% arrange on the left in front of the ambulance
IV resize 55% arrange to the right of the wheelchair
jar resize 65% arrange in front of wheelchair and IV
pill pack resize 35% arrange to the left of the jar
syringe resize 35% rotate left 90 arrange in front of jar & pill pack
kid 8 resize 40% arrange at the end of the bed
bear resize 40% arrange at the end of the bed
pill bottle resize 30% arrange between bear & kid 8
love pills resize 30% rotate left 20 arrange to the left of the other pill bottle
Set your background on your color palette to #b40000 and foreground to white
set the gradient to linear angle 45 repeats 4
add a new raster layer above the white background, flood fill with the gradient
add your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save