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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 new tube “Steampunk 10” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “Steampunk Fantasy” from
This is an awesome kit with some fabulous elements!
You can purchase it at

You will need my  mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 28 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 136, resize 65% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 97, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 6, resize 30%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 32 into the selection.  Deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 51, resize 80% and erase the left hand part of the frame (don’t worry to much about it, it will be covered by the tube.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element to make a selection, invert the selection, contract it by 10, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 32 into the selection.   Deselect, apply the drop shadow to the element and merge it down onto the paper.

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

Paste element 21, resize 30%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 89, resize 25%, drag below the horse, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 173, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 108, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 35%, position behind element 108 and apply  the drop shadow.   When you are all finished with your tag, go back and do some erasing or cut and pasting  to bring the fish face on top of the boat.

Paste element 49, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 17% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments (remember the fish face!).

Paste element 210, resize 65% and position below the tube.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.







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