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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 Popeye Wong.
Not only does Pops allow his art to be
used without payment, he also supplies tubes
and allows re-colouring and animation!
Check out Pops' site here.
Thank you very much Pops, your generosity is greatly appreciated!
As Pops doesn’t seem to have this tube on his site now,
I have uploaded it for you, here
I don't know who tubed the image.

I am using another of Pimp’d Designz Fairytale mini kits,
this time of course the Tinkerbell kit.

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

I used a Jellyka font called Le Grand Saut Textural
which is a free font.



Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after re-sizing/rotating to counteract the blurriness caused (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

I used the same drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70 and blur 5 on my elements.


Much as I love this little purple tink, purple being my favourite color, I wanted it to match the kit more so first of all we are going to do some re-coloring. 

Open the tube, make a duplicate and close down the original. Open a couple of the elements from the kit and choose a nice bright green and a yellow with your dropper tool. With the green as the foreground colour, use the “change to target” brush to re-color the dress, shoes and headband, then switch the colours and re-color the wings with the yellow. Below is a screen shot of where you will find the change to target brush (I am using PSP X3, it may be in a different place in older versions of PSP).



Change to target brush settings:

Hardness – 50

Step – 10

Density – 100

Thickness – 100

Rotation – 0

Opacity – 100.

Start off with the brush around size 20 for the larger areas but you will need to lower the size, right down to 1 even, to get in all the nooks and crannies.

When you are happy with the coloring, we can start on the tag!


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

Open one of the papers, I used pd-pp-01 and copy. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply your mask. Resize 90%.

Open pd-butterflies and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and place in position on the mask. No drop shadow on this layer.

Open pd-jar and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, position towards the right hand side and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-greens-03 and paste as a new layer. Rotate 70 degrees to the right and resize 50%. Drag down below the jar and place in position, apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-lights and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and place in position. No drop shadow on this layer.

Open pd-flower-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Copy your tube, paste as a new layer and bring it to the top. Resize 50% and apply the drop shadow. Place the tube in position inside the jar and then drag it down below the jar layer.

Open pd-sparkle01, paste as a new layer and bring it to the top. Resize 70%. To make the sparkles stand out a bit more as they are now so small, I duplicated this layer and merged the two layers together. I also kept the sparkles on top of the jar for the same reason. Arrange the sparkles over the tube and then erase any that are outside the jar or on Tinkerbell’s head.

Open pd-greens-01 and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 50%, rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow. (I applied the unsharp mask twice on this layer).

Open pd-ribbons-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-wand and paste as a new layer. Resize 30% and rotate 35 degrees to the right. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-boat and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Crop your tag and apply the copyright information and your text. Export as a jpeg with compression set to 5.

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




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