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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 beautiful “Dark Dreams Collection” by
Zindy S.D.  Nielsen and Creationz by Jo.
This is a special collection with Zindys tube Purple Dreamland
and matching kit by Jo.
You can purchase it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Gem’s mask 22, here.

Font is Backlog, here.



After resizing/rotating your elements will need sharpening up as otherwise they will be a little blurry; you will find more info on my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, 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 CBJ_DDP1.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. Resize 88%.

Open CBJ_DD1_MetalFrm and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used CBJ_DDP6.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 12, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open the tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube.  Apply the drop shadow to both the tube and the frame.

Open CBJ_DDMoon1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down so its just above the mask and place in position.

Open CBJ_DDDarkTree and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_DDRibbon1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 70%, place in position along the bottom of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_DDPentSign and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_DDFabricFlower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste CBJ_DDDewCobweb and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open CBJDDTrailingPlt2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJDDRibbon4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJDDScatteredGems and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and place in position, erase the ones on either side that are too far out and apply the drop shadow. 

Open CBJDDRolledFlower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJDDFlower2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

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

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

Open CBJDDClouds and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down so its just above the frame layer and place in position using my tag for reference.  Erase any that shows below the other elements.  I put a temporary new layer above my white base layer and filled it with a dark colour to check both this cloud layer and the sun layer as its difficult to see them.

When are you are all done, crop your tag, 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, please email me here and remember to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!












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