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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 used the art of Elias Chatzoudis,
for which you need a license,
You can get yours here.

The kit I used is called “CLiCK” and is by
TK Dezigns.

Unfortunately this kit is no longer available but I have left the
tut up for people that already have it or have a substitute.
You will also need a mask, I used Monti’s circle mask, here.

I used the font Ironic Rotis, here.

 
Your elements will need sharpening after resizing, otherwise they will be a little blurry.  Check out my Tips and Tricks page for further info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of 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 tk-click-paper1.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 75%.

Open tk-click-element13 and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%.

Open tk-click-frame3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, rotate 10 degrees to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open tk-click-frame4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and move up a bit. We will come back to this frame when we have our tube and other elements in place.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open tk-click-element9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open tk-click-element4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below element 9, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open tk-click-element2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open tk-click-element3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open tk-click-element1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open tk-click-element 21 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open tk-click-element22 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of all your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Go back to frame 4 and select the interior of both parts with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame layer and fill with a dark grey, I used #3d3d3d.  Do not deselect. 

Open your tube again, mirror it and then copy and paste it as a new layer.  Resize as needed, position it in the right hand part of the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.

Open the tube again, undo the mirror, copy and paste it as a new layer, resize if needed and position in the left hand part of the frame, again hit delete to remove the excess tube and then deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to both of the tubes.

Go back to the tube in the right hand part of the frame and duplicate it.  Set the blend mode on the original layer to luminance (Legacy).   Activate your erasor tool on the settings in my screenshot below and, using my tag for reference, erase part of the top copy so that the greyscale of the copy below shows through.  When you are happy, sent the blend mode on the top copy to hard light.  Do the same thing with the tube in the left hand part of the frame.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.




Open tk-click-element18 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, drag up above the frame layer and place in position. 

Crop your tag and add your copyright information and text then 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, you can email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery.

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