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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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Again I have used the fabulous art of Barbara Jensen in this tutorial.
If you are going to use the same tube as me, you
need a license, available here.

The scrap kit I have used is called “Hallows Eve” and is by
This kit is just incredible!
There are many, many more elements than I have used in a
 range of colours so you can get several different looking tags from this one kit.
You can get the kit here.

I used Nightmare font again as I really liked it!
You can get it here.



Don’t forget to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating. This is really essential for a good looking tag.  Check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white. 

Open SkyScraps-HE-p1 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect. 

Open SkyScraps-HE-E85 and paste as a new layer. Resize 85%.  Select all - selections float -selections defloat – selections invert, click on the paper layer to activate it and hit delete, deselect.  Delete E85.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E86 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85% and move up and to the left a little.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E83 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 95% and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E34 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, move slightly to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E87 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below E35 and E87 and place in position.            

Open SkyScraps-HE-E6, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open SkyScraps-HE-E32 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, open it, duplicate and close the original, choose your layer options then copy merged and paste on your canvas.  Resize your tube as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow (I resized my tube 60%).

Open SkyScraps-HE-E15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag down below the tube and tuck it in behind her, apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E28, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 60%, place in position.  We will apply the shadow later.

Open SkyScraps-HE_E8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E69 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
 
Open SkyScraps-HE-E17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E33 and paste as a new layer. Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E72 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E42 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-HE-E63 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, drag down below the candles and place in position. 

Go back to SkyScraps-HE-E29 (that’s the grass and skulls element I said we would come back to later).  Duplicate and mirror.  You just want a little showing on the right hand side to balance the tag up so erase all of it apart from that small piece and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, 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 as much as I did writing it!  If you have any questions, you can email me here and please don’t forget to send me your result; I love to see them and include them in the gallery!

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