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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 a tube from Barbara Jensen’s latest pack 38.
You need a license to use Barbara’s art,
available from her shop, here.

The beautiful kit is called “Strawberry Kisses” and is by
The kit can also be purchased at Barbara’s store.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 248,  here.

Font is Calico, here.





Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating to take away the blurriness it causes; 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 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open pp3 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left.

Open pp1 and copy, select the interior of the heart 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 heart, merge it down onto the paper layer and place in position.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barb’s layered tubes, duplicate it and close the original, choose your layers and copy merged. 

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror and flip, drag down below the merged layer and place in position, apply the drop shadow.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position, erase the bottom of the stalk and apply the drop shadow.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and duplicate.  Drag one down below el3 and position so just a little shows behind the clock and the second drag up and position above the merged layer, apply the drop shadow to both.

Open el10 again and paste as a new layer making sure its directly below the tube.  Resize 60% and duplicate, position either side of the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, position to the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror and resize 55%, position in front of el20.  Duplicate and move the duplicate so it shows on the left of the tube.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el19 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, drag down between the two layers of strawberries and position on the left of the tube.  Duplicate, move the duplicate so some shows on the right of the tube and erase the part of each layer that overlaps.  Apply the drop shadow to both.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror and resize 55%, drag down below the strawberries on the right, position so just a little shows and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 again, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 35% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both flowers into position and apply the drop shadow to each. 

Open el14 again and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 again and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, drag down below el5, place in position, erase part so it looks like its below the tube's hand 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 As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!







 

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