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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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Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

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AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

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Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

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In this tutorial I am using the art of Elias Chatzoudis.
You need a license to use Elias’s art,
you can get yours here.

I am using a custom made for the tube collab kit by
“Aphrodite”.
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 177, here.

I used the font Cleopatra,
a free font, here.



After resizing/rotating, elements get a little blurry and need to be sharpened, to sharpen them up go to adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask with the values radius and clipping 5, strength 50.

Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, 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 pd11-pp-04.  Make a new layer on your canvas and select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 85%.

Open pd-frame-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used pd-pp-10. Make a new layer on your canvas below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection. Do not de-select.

Open the close up of the tube, mirror, copy and paste as a new layer on your canvas. Resize and position in the frame to your liking, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, de-select.  Apply the drop shadow to both the tube and the frame layers.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_laurel leaves and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and position on top of the frame, apply the drop shadow.

Open pd11-sparkle-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, position on top of the laurel leaves around the frame. Close out your white background and mask layers and merge visible, re-open the closed layers. Move the merged layer slightly over to the left.

Open pd-burst-02, paste as a new layer and drag down below the merged layer.. Resize 85%, move slightly up and to the right.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_glitterspat1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and move up a bit. Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and move down.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_glittersplat2 and paste as an new layer. Resize 90% and position between the first two splats.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_column2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 85%, and position on the right hand side, apply the drop shadow.


Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_glitter smear and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and position at the bottom below the frame.

Open pd11-flower-02, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd11-cloud and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, place in position and lower the opacity to around 75.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_flower1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd11-flower-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_aphrodite_collab_golden apple and paste as a new layer. Rsize 50%, drag down below the last flower layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd11-ribbon-02, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer, resize as required, place in position 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 enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here. I would of course love to see your result!




 

 

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