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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 art of Suzanne Woolcott.
You require a license to use Suzanne’s art,
you can get it here.

I am using a pretty little kit from Grunge & Glitter Scraps called
“Playful”.
Thank you Brandi!

You will also require a mask.
I used Monti’s circle mask, which you can get here.

Optional plugin used – Alien Skin, Xenofex 2, Constellation.

I used the font Coffee Shop.




Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating to take away the blurriness (effects – sharpen – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.


Open a new transparent image, 500 by 500 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open paper 13, make a new layer, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply your mask. Resize the mask layer 95%. Apply Alien Skin, Xenofex 2, Constellation to the mask layer with the following settings.





Open rainbow and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and move down slightly.

Open frame1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, apply the drop shadow and move over slightly to the right.

Open swirl1 and paste as a new layer. Flip the swirl, resize 55%, place in position and use your pick tool to pull the width in a bit and bring it a bit narrower. Apply the drop shadow.

Open clouds and paste as a new layer. Resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open kite and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open flowerpuffs and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 65% and place in position. No drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required and apply the drop shadow.

Check the position of all your elements.

Open lighteningbug and paste as a new layer. Resize 15% and rotate 20 degrees to the right. Duplicate this layer, resize the duplicate 90% and mirror. Place the bugs into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Crop your tag, apply your copyright information and text and then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or a png on a transparent background.

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


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