- 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!
In this tutorial I used a tube called “The Moonlight” from Suzanne Woolcott . Unfortunately Suzanne’s tubes are no longer ava...
In this tutorial I used the art of Elias Chatzoudis . I purchased my tube from PSP Tubes Emporium but Elias now sells his t...
Quick and easy tutorial using the art of Enys Guerrero . You can purchase Eny’s tubes at Creative Design Outlet . The ki...
In this tutorial I used the art of Enys Guerrero . You need a license to use Enys’ art, available at Creative Design Outle ...
In this tutorial I used a tube by Anna Liwanag. You can purchase Anna’s tubes at Creative Design Outlet . I used the free...
In this tutorial I used another fabulous cat from Jeff Haynie . I just love these cats! You can purchase the tubes ...
In this tutorial I used a cute tube “A Spidery Friend” from Jasmine Becket-Griffith . You can purchase the tube at Creative D...
In this tutorial I used the art of Enamorte . You need a license to use Enamorte’s art, available at Creative De...
In this tutorial I used the beautiful freebie kit “Fan Freebie Easter" From Graphics ofFantasy . No tubes are u...
In this tutorial I used the art of Anna Marine . You need a license to use Anna’s art, now available at Creative Design Outl...
Alicia Mujica - LDS1095
AMI - AMI5350
Arthur Crowe - AC495
Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632
Barbara Jensen - BJ0784
Celinart - C1841P
Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951
CILM - CI-1360LM
Digital Chaos - DC-113
Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582
Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253
Garv - KG2307
KATNKDA - NK1759
My Tubed Art - MTA_F133
My PSP Tubes - MPT1875
Myka Jelina - MK1328
Scraps and the City - SATC1209
Scraps & Co. - S&CO209
Suzanne Woolcott - SW169
Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly
PSP Project - TPP01390
Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351
Stickerchick – SC1875
TooshToosh - Toosh2548
Up Your Art - UYA0859
Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly
Zindy - ZZT439
Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly
Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG
TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490
Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 700 pixels and fill with white.
Make a new layer, fill with colour 844904,apply my mask and resize it 95%.
Make another layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply Misteeque’s mask, resize it 90% and change the blend mode to “Soft Light.
Paste the cluster and resize it 80%.
Paste your tube and resize it so it fits nicely in the moon then apply a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10. Activate the cluster layer, click anywhere on the canvas outside of the cluster to make a selection, go back to the tube, it delete and deselect.
Right click on the tube and copy it, right click again somewhere off the canvas and “Paste as a new Image”. Apply the 20-20 mask to the tube twice, delete the original tube that is on the tag and replace it with this copy, recolour the tube #e7e59f, change the blend mode on it to “Overlay” and lower the opacity to around 70.
Apply your copyright information.
Set your foreground colour to a bright colour that will show up well on your tag and close off the background colour, open your preset Ellipse Tool and set the width to 2.
Now draw an oval shape following the shape of the cluster something like my screenshots below (leave it as a vector).
Set your background colour to 79290b and close off the foreground colour. Open your text tool, find the font and set it to bold (you will need to experiment with size), Hold your cursor on the vector ellipse where you want your text to start until you see the [T] come up and then type your text and apply it. Look at the text layer in your Layers Palette and you will see a small arrow to the side of it, click on that arrow and that will open the vector layers, click on the eye to hide the ellipse layer and then convert the text layer to a raster layer. Apply a bevel and a drop shadow to the text and adjust its position (you can resize if you like).
I did bit of colouring on my text to use the darker colour in the butterfly.
When you are all done, crop your tag and export it on a transparent background as a png.
The tutorials are, unless otherwise stated, my idea and written by me, any similarity to any other tutorial is entirely coincidental. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any material on this blog, without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Vivienne and Vivienne's Paintbox with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
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