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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

LDS_584

AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

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My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490







In this tutorial I used the art of Jessica Dougherty.
You need a license to use Jessica’s art,
available at CreativeDesign Outlet.

The kit I used was inspired by this tube (25-1) by
The kit is also available at Creative Design Outlet.

I used two masks, Insatiable Dreams mask 565 here
and Weescotslass’ mask 223, here.

Font of choice.




Remember to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will look a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



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

Open pp2 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the Insatiable Dreams mask.  Resize 85.

Open pp5 and copy, make another layer on your canvas, the selection should still be there, paste the paper into it, deselect and apply Weescotslass’ mask.  Resize 95%.

Open fr1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and move up and to the right.  We will come back to this in bit.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, move up and to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 90%.

When you have these three layers into position, go back to fr1, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15.

Open pp5 again, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube again, mirror it and paste as a new layer, position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube.  I didn’t resize this tube.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube and change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay”.

Open el2 and paste as new layer just below the main tube.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85% and rotate 70 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 110%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open wa, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each. 
Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, 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, please email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!





 
In this tutorial I used the art of Maxine Gadd.
You need a license to use Maxine’s art,
I purchased mine from My PSP Tubes but they are
now available at Creative Design Outlet.

The kit I used was inspired by this tube (10-1) and is by
The kit is also available at Creative Design Outlet.

You will also need a mask, I used Horseplay’s Pasture mask 11, here.

 Font is Tension, here.



Your elements will need to be sharpened after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will look a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

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 Paper03_IBgadd101_Schnegge.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open frame02_IBgadd101_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%. 

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used Paper06_IBgadd101_Schnegge.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper layer.

Open Element06_IBgadd_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element07_UBgadd_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 70%.

Open Element15_IBgadd101_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and drag down below the merged layer.  Duplicate, mirror and flip the duplicate, place each element into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open Element13_IBgadd101_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Rotate 50 degrees to the left and place in position on the right side of your tag, erase the part that shows below the bottom of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element12_IBgadd101_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position on the left side and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element10_IBgadd101_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element 11_IBgadd_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element 03_IBgadd_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element09_IBgadd_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element02_IBgadd_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element04_IBgadd_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments, when you are done, 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 and remember to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!








 
In this tutorial I used the art of Barbara Jensen.
You need a license to use Barbara’s art,
available from her store here.
I absolutely love this tube, my favourite of Barbara’s now!

The kit I used is called “Key to my Heart” and is by
This kit is just awesome and is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 84, here.

Font of choice.  I used Ammonite with
Alien Skin, Eye Candy 5, Impact, Chrome effect.




Resizing/rotating elements makes them a little blurry so we need to sharpen them up afterwards; for more info, check out my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 70, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 575 pixels and floodfill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used pp10.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask. 

Open el24 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%.  Because of the layer options I chose for my tube I recoloured this element.

Open pp8 and copy.  Select the interior of el24 with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer.  Resize as needed (I resized 75%)  and position inside the element, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy)”, merge down onto the paper layer and apply the blinds texture (Effects – Texture Effects – Blinds) with width set to 3, opacity to 40 and both Horizontal and Light Left/Top boxes checked.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s tubes, open it, duplicate and close the original, make your layer options and copy merged.  I resized my tube 75%.

Open el28 and paste as a new layer on the top.  Resize 90% and place in position on the bottom of the tube.  Duplicate this layer, rotate the duplicate 90% to the right, drag down so it’s just above the mask layer and place in position so it shows on the left of el24.  Duplicate again, mirror and place in position on the right of the element.  Apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Open el3, paste as a new layer.  Drag up to below your main tube, flip, resize 60% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 60%, duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place both elements into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and duplicate, place both roses into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el27 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el25, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el23 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left.  Duplicate and mirror the duplicate.  Place both butterflies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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, 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!



 

In this tutorial I used the amazing art of one of my favourite artists, Screaming Demons.
You need a license to use Screaming Demons' art, available here.

The kit I used is “Romantic Steampunk” by
I love steampunk and love this kit, thank you Carita!
You can get the kit here.

I used two masks, Gem’s mask 22 here and
Vix Big Mask 017 here.

Font is “Time to Get a Watch” here.




Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will look a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.


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

Open pp6 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply Gem's mask.   Resize 90%.

Now open pp3 and copy, make another layer on your canvas, you should still have the selection, paste the paper into it and apply Vix’ mask, deselect.  Merge this mask layer down onto the first mask layer.

Open el25 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, position in the top, left corner and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%, position in the top, right corner, apply the drop shadow.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%, position on the bottom, left corner and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, drag down below your tube and place in position.

Select the interior of el12 with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15.  Open pp2, make a new layer below el12 and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not delselect.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer.  Resize as needed and position in el12, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and the element and change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light”.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el27 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el31 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el19, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el33 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, drag down below el19, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el21, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 40% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and rotate 40 degrees to t he right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste el21 as a new layer again, resize 40% as before and drag down below el19, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments, when you are done, 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, please email me here and don't forget to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!






























































 


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