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

The kit inspired by this tube is from
and can also be purchased at

I used two masks in my tag, the circle mask by
and mask 151 by

I used the font




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

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



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

Open pp6 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply Monti’s mask, resize 85%.

Make another layer on your canvas, again paste the paper into the selection and this time apply Vaybs’ mask, deselect and resize the mask 90%.

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.    Resize 75%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10.  Copy pp6 again, make a new layer below the element and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  We will come back to this later.

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 el16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 55% rotate 80 degrees to the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, position on either side and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el3a and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el4, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 75% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el3a again and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 48%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position, apply the drop shadow and erase part so it looks like it’s around the bow.

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

Go back to el14 and again select the interior of it with your magic wand and expand the selection as before.  Paste your tube again, drag it below the element and place in position resizing as needed, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 40.  I resize my tube 90%.

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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