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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 art of Enamorte.
You need a license to use Enamorte’s art, available at

I used a gorgeous kit called “Pansy” by
The kit is also available at

You will also need a mask, I used

Font is Argonaut.



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting the tutorials, thank you.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.



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

Open pp1 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper in to the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, move up and to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, move up and to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right and place in position on the left.  We will come back to this after we have our tube in place.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 75%.

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

Go back to el12 and click on it to activate it.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 20, make a new layer below it and fill with a dark colour from your tube or black.  I used #3d112a.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube and paste again as a new layer, position inside the element resizing as needed, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame and lower the opacity of tube to around 75.  I resized my tube 85% this time.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag down so its between the clock and the selection you coloured in and apply the drop shadow.

Open el10, paste as a new layer and bring it to the top for now.   Resize 45% and rotate 30 degrees to the left.  Duplicate three times so you have four copies and mirror two of them.   Drag one of the mirrored copies down so its below el16 and position so it shows at the bottom corner of the frame.   Drag the second mirrored copy down below the tube so it shows at the bottom, left hand corner of her.   Drag one of the original copies down below the clock and so position so it shows a little on the right of it.   Drag the last original copy down below the tube so it shows on the right of her.  Apply the drop shadow to each layer.  Your tag should look something like my screenshot below.



Open el2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and place in position on the right below the leaf.  Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize it 80%, place in position just below the tube on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and position below the yellow pansy on the left.  Duplicate, mirror and position directly behind the tube and just to the right of her.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, position below the tube  on the bottom corner of el12 (the frame) and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4b and paste as a new layer.  Again resize 25%, place in position towards the top, right hand corner and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open el2 again (the yellow pansy), paste it as a new layer and mirror it, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open el6, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag down below el6 (the bow), place in position and apply the drop shadow. 
 
Open el15,  paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees to the left.  Duplicate three times and mirror two copies, place in position around the tube 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 jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.  










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