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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 tube “Tickled Red”
from layered pack 38 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is called “Antique Silver” and is by
This is a beautiful kit and is also available at

I used two filters in my tag,
“Entrelacement” by
and Pool Shadow from

You will also need a mask, I used mask 84 by

I used the font



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

I used a drop shadow of vertical 5, horizontal 0, opacity 80, blur 10.



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

Open pp5 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask.  Resize 105%.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and move up a bit.   Open pp7 and copy, select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  We will come back to this later.

Open el21 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, drag down to just above the mask and position on the right, duplicate, mirror and flip the duplicate and position on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el27 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60% and position on the right, duplicate, flip the duplicate and position on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el4, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 33% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag down below el4 and tuck behind it, apply the drop shadow.  I greyscaled this element.

Open el13 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and rotate 40 degrees to the left,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, greyscale it (Adjust – Hue and Saturation – Colorise with both values set to “0”),  place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and copy merged.  I resized my tube 70%.

Open el28 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 85%, drag down below the tube and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el30 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el29 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open el22, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 75% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, apply the drop shadow, zoom right in and erase some of the ribbon so it's wrapped around the tube.

Open your tube again, or the close up if you have one, and paste as a new layer, greyscale it as before, mirror it, drag down so it’s between el2 and the paper below it and place in position resizing as needed.  Select the interior of the frame again with your magic wand and expand the selection as before, invert it and hit delete on the tube to remove the excess, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Activate the close up tube again and apply Jeux De Lignes “Entrelacement” filter on the settings in my screenshot below then repeat the filter with the same settings apart from changing Verti/Horiz to 0.


Now apply Greg’s Factory Outlet Volume II Pool Shadow filter on these settings.


When you are 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.


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