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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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Something Wicked


In this tutorial I am using the art of Alicia Mujica.
You need a license to use Alicia’s art,
you can get one here.
Please note that you need a specific license for these tubes

I am using an awesome kit called “A Lil Witch” by
This is a lovely kit with a lot more elements than I have used.
Check out the links on the right hand side of Schnegge's site
for the shops where you can buy her kits.
I love this kit Schnegge, thank you!

You will also need a mask, I used Monti’s circle mask here.

Font used is Island of Misfit Toys.
This is a free font, you can get it here.

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Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing and rotating, essential for a good looking tag (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.


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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used p12_ALilWitch_Schnegge. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask. Resize the mask layer 80%.

Open frame06_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%.

Open paper p02_ALilWitch_Schnegge and copy. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection. Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge down onto the paper layer. Move over to the left a little.

Open hauntedhouse_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%, move over to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open moon01_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Drag down below the frame layer, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open leaf01_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 85%, place in position, then apply the drop shadow.

Open frog_ALilWitch_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 30%, place in position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open lantern_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, place in position on the left hand side of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open ribbon02_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Flip, resize 60%, place in position on the bottom of the lantern and apply the drop shadow.

Open pumpkin03_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open cauldron_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open bottle_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize all 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open goblet_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Again resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open wordart01_ALilWitch_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Crop your tag and resize if required, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions or would like to send me your tag for the gallery, please email me here, I would love to see your result!






 


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