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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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AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreaming with Bella - DWB1607

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

MTA-1337

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


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In this tutorial I used the lovely tube "Witch Laurie" from
Vika Misticheskaya.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is "Morgana" from 
Graphics of Fantasy.
Another fabulous freebie kit available at
Thank you for this awesome freebie!

You will need mask 1 by

Font of choice.

 

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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize it 55%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and mirror the paper one.  

Paste element 168, resize 70%, duplicate and move into place.

Paste element 75, resize 75% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 75%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 90%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 16%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 189 above element 168,  resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 20% and move into place.

Paste element 72, resize 55%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 114, resize 50% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 112, resize 25% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 120 above the paved pathway, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow

Paste element 97, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 25% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 144, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 141, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 145, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 153, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 164, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 115, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 117, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 166, resize 40% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 35% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste frame 2 and resize it 30%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper4 into the selection, deselect, apply the shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 95, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste elements 135, 136 and 137, resize them each 18%, position two below element 95 and one above it and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 156, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror one copy, position one above element 95 and the other on the top and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 134, resize 30%, position below the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste element 129, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element 94 on the top, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 151, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 152, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 150, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 165, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 40% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 154, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 139, resize 20%, flip and rotate 50 degrees to the left, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 40%, mirror and move into place.

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

 


 


 


In this tutorial I used the tube "Steampunk 44" from
Verymany.
The tube is available at

The matching kit "Steam In Hallow" is from
Bella Caribeña
and can be purchased at

You will need png masks 911 and 912 by

Font of choice.

 


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

Paste mask 912, resize 50%, select all, float and defloat, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect. delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper one and move into place.

Paste mask 911, resize 85% and repeat as for the first mask.

Paste element 14, resize 45% and mirror, apply the shadow  with the box "shadow on a new layer" checked, then still on the shadow go to Adjust - Blur - Guassian Blur and apply with a radius of 10 then merge the element down onto it.

Paste element 1, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 23, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 103, resize  50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 117, resize 70%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror one copy, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 41, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 40%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 30,  make a new layer below it and paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect, apply the shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 47, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 22%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste element 118, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 27%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 105, resize 85% and position below the tube.

Paste element 30, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 22%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 27%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 120, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 49 on the top, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 23%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 23% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 20% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 119, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 114, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 125, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 113, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

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

 




In this tutorial I used the tube "Roxanne" from
Goldwasser.
The tube comes with several layers and can be purchased at

The kit is "Dark Fantasy" from
Bella Caribeña
and is available at 

You will need my mask 

0041.

Font of choice.

 


I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.

Open a new transparent canvas 800 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect, mirror the paper then apply the mask, resize 70%, duplicate, resize the copy another 70% and mirror then move the two copies into place.

Paste element 12, resize 60%, duplicate, resize the copy another 80%, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 17, resize 65% , position on the left,  duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the right below the copies of element 12 and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 13 on the top, resize 35% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 65% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 9 and resize 33%, paste paper 11 again below the element, resize it 25% and move it into place, apply the shadow to the element, merge it down onto the paper and move int position.

Paste element 55, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 37%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 87, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element 62, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 58, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 35%, position behind the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 20% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 60%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element 70, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 7%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 5%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 17%, position and apply the shadow.

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


 

 

 






In this tutorial I used the kit "I am Boo Tiful" from
Bella Caribeña.
The kit includes the tube from 
Sheokate
And can be purchased at

You will need png mask 321 from
and my png mask

Font of choice.

 

I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste masks 2 and resize 60%.

Paste Mizteeque's mask and resize 80%, select all, float and defloat, paste element 43 as a new layer, resize 90% and position on the paper mask as my first screenshot below, invert the selection and erase the part of the element around edges of the mask leaving the tufts of grass at the top (you will only be able to erase in the selected area), deselect, delete the black mask layer, you should now have something like my second screenshot, apply the shadow and move into place.








Paste my mask and resize it 70%, select all, float and defloat, paste paper 9 as a new layer, resize it 80% and position so the grass is over the mask, invert the selection and kit delete, delete the black mask layer and  move the paper one into place.

Paste element 20, resize 65%, duplicate, resize the bottom copy another 65%, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 46, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 19, resize 75%, erase the bottom quarter, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 65%, erase the bottom root on the left, position and apply the shadow.

Paste word art 2, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 70%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 15% and apply the shadow, position below element 44 erasing some of the tree so its sat on the branch.

Paste element 102 on the top, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 33%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 25%, position below the tube and apply the shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 104, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 25%, duplicate, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 61 on the top, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 8%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 22%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 55%, mirror and move into place.

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

 


 

 



In this tutorial I am using the tube "Sage" from 
the latest pack 119 from 
Barbara Jensen.
This is a pack of 4 tubes available at

The kit is "Macabre Euphemia" from
Pink Paradox Productions.
This is an awesome kit and for sure I will be using it again!
You can get the kit also from

You will need png mask 361 from

Font of choice.

 

I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.

I recoloured the tube's hair which Barbara allows, for help with recolouring check out my Tips and Tricks page.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 90%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 39 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 53, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 47% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 37%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 184, resize 45% and position just above the mask.

Paste element 200, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 204, resize 35%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 185, resize 80%, position so just a little shows on the right as  my tag erasing the rest of it.
Paste element 142 below the clock, resize 40%, mirror, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 141, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 132 above the clock, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 35 above the tube, resize 27%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 146, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 193, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 35%, position below element 193 and apply the shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

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

 

 

 


 



In this tutorial I used the tube "Little Witch" from
Atarika.
You can purchase the tube at
Elegance Fly.
My tube is the extended version so may be a little different
from the normal standard one.

The kit "Little Witch" is from
Hania Designs.
This is a real fun kit and is also available at
Elegance Fly.

You will need my masks
Jpeg 0037 and png 0072.

Font of choice.

 


I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.

 

Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 09 into the selection, deselect, mirror the paper then apply mask 0037 and resize it 85%.

Paste the png mask 0072 and resize it 55%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer and paste paper 02 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper layer into position.

Paste element 16, resize 35% and move into place.

Paste element 44, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 09, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 42% and rotate 5 degrees to the left, select the interior with  your magic wand and expand the selection by 7, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 08 into the selection, deselect, apply the shadow to the element, merge it down on the paper and move into place.

Paste element 01, resize 40%, position below the merged window and apply the shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 60% and position on the top and the bottom of the tag, duplicate, resize the copy 75% and position on the left below the merged window, duplicate this copy, mirror it and position on the right at the bottom of the house, apply the shadow to each.
Paste element 29, resize 30%, position below the smaller copies of element 42 and apply the shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 35%, position above the two smaller copies of element 42 and apply the shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 27%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 30%, duplicate, position one copy on the books/skull and one on the cat and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 23 above the merged window, resize 18%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 55%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 30% position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 60%, position above the tree and apply the shadow,

Paste element 57, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 35%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 81, resize 25% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 03, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 27%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 06, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 20% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 45%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 30%, duplicate, position and apply the shadow to each.

Paste element 87, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 15, resize  40% and move into place.

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

 

 



In this tutorial I used the tube "Lonely Heart" from
Barbara Jensen.
This tube is from the latest pack 119 and is available at

The  kit is "Midnight Memories" from
Pink Paradox Productions.
This fabulous kit is free when you purchase 
the tube pack 119.


You will need the png mask 342 from

Font of choice.

 



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.

I did a little recolouring on the tube which Barb allows, for help with recolouring check out my Tips and Tricks page.

 

Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize 65%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper one up and to the left.

Paste element 69, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element 66, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 18, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

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

Paste the tube, resize 45%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 30%, mirror and rotate 30 degrees to the left then position below the watch.

Paste element 57, resize 30%,  mirror and move into place.

Paste element 56, resize 20%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element 63, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste frame 9 and resize 25%, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, paste element 42 below the frame, resize it 35% and move into place, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect, apply the shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 59, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 25% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 40% and mirror one copy, position the mirrored one below the skull element and the other one above the watch, apply the shadow to each.

Pate element 61 below the tube, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 15% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 20%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 15%, rotate 60 degrees to the right and move into place.

Paste element 7, resize 15%, rotate 40 degrees to the right, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 62 above the skull element, resize 40%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 30%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 12% and mirror, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 20 below the row of hearts, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 15 on the top, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 12%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 13%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 10%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.    I duplicated the mask and brought the copy down so  just a little showed at the base of the tag erasing the rest of it.

 


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