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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 fab layered tube “Celestia”
From the latest pack 64 by
I just love this naughty girl!
You can purchase Barb’s tubes from
her store.

The kit is “All About Christmas” from
Again, a beautiful kit by Carita with some very pretty elements!
The kit can also be found at

I used two masks in my tag, Winter mask 2 from
and mask 141 by

Font is



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection and apply Weescotslass’ mask.

Make another layer, this time paste paper 8 into the selection, deselect and apply the winter mask, resize 90% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 55% and move over to the left.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection then expand the selection by 10, paste paper 1 as a new layer below the element, resize it 60% and position in the frame then hit delete to remove the excess.  Now paste your tube as a new layer, resize 70%, position in the frame and again hit delete to remove the excess.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube again on the top, resize this time 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 80%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 75% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 60%, place in position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and rotate 20 degrees to the left, position in the left below just above the masks and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 4 as a new layer, drag back up to just below the tube, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 50%, mirror and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 15% and rotate 50 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.

















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