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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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In this tutorial I am using the amazing art of Jessica Galbreth.
You require a license to use Jessica's tubes
which I purchased at CILM.

I am using the beautiful kit
“Tainted Romance” by
This is part of a collab kit between
Broken Angel Creations and Creationz by Jo
but you can purchase each part separately. 

You will also need a mask.
I am using Gems mask 8.
You can get the mask here.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open Frame06_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and mirror. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10. Open one of the papers, I used Paper06. Make a new layer below your frame layer and paste the paper into the selection. Go back to your frame layer and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 60, blur 10.

Open Moon_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, position below your frame and paper layers. Apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 0, opacity 60, blur 20.

Open Feather_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 85%, place in position and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 60, blur 3.

Open Leaves_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, place in position over the feather and apply the same drop shadow as you did for the frame.

Open Thorns02_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 70% and rotate 15 degrees to the right. Unsharp mask (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 50). Place in position over the leaves and apply the last drop shadow.

Open Cross_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Drag the layer up over the frame and paper layers. Resize 55%, position to the left of the frame and apply the last drop shadow.

Open Feather_BAC_TR again and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, mirror and rotate to the left 10 degrees. Unsharp mask as before and apply the same drop shadow as we did for the first feather. Place in position over the cross.

Open Violin_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, rotate to the right 15 degrees and unsharp mask as before. Place in position and apply the same drop shadow as the frame.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer and resize as required. Apply the last drop shadow. Position your tube so she is coming out of the frame. Check out my Pirouette tutorial for a neat way to do this. Erase any parts of the second feather that cover the bottom part of the tube.

Open Candle_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%. Place in position towards the right and apply the last drop shadow.

Open Flower06_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 30% and rotate to the left 55 degrees. Unsharp mask as before.  Duplicate the flower and mirror. Duplicate the flower again and flip it. Arrange the 3 flower layers around the bottom of the frame then apply the last drop shadow to each layer.

Open Bow08_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, position on top of the flowers and apply the last drop shadow.

Check the position of all your elements. Erase any parts of the first feather and leaves that are showing at the bottom of your flowers.

Open Raven_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, mirror, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open one of the papers. I used paper06 again. Click on your white background layer, make a new layer, select all and paste into selection. Apply your mask. I mirrored the mask and resized it 85%.

Open Sparkles_BAC_TR and paste as a new layer. You wont be able to see them but they are there! Resize 75%.

Crop your tag, resize if required and apply your copyright information and text.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions, please email me here.





 

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