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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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Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

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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

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 tube “Janna” from
I really like this beautiful tube.
You can purchase it at

The kit is “Abundance” by
A really lovely kit with some gorgeous elements.
You will find it at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste spray 8, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste spray 7, resize 45% and move into place. 

Paste frames from papers 1, resize 35% and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 12 into the selection.  Open the tube, mirror the full size girl then copy and paste on your canvas, resize  90% and position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.    Duplicate the tube, on the bottom copy go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian blur,  apply with a radius of 5 and lower the opacity to around 30, change the blend mode on the top copy of the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.    Close off all the layers apart from the frame, 2 tubes and paper and merge visible then reopen those closed layers.

Paste element 97, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 10, resize 45% and move into place.

Paste the tube again (remember to undo the mirror), resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 15, resize 75% and position below the tube,  duplicate, flip the copy, erase most of this layer just leaving a few leaves at the front of the original layer and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste spray 3, resize 50% and position below the grass layer.

Paste element 90b, resize 20% and mirror, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, position on the right, duplicate, mirror and flip the copy and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 111, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 20%, position on the right behind the leaves and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 20%, position above the leaves on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18a, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 2, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 12%, duplicate, mirror one copy, duplicate that copy again and rotate it 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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 awesome art of
I just love Enys’ work!
This is tube 42-1 and you can purchase it at

The kit is “Timeless Obscurity” from
I consider this kit to be a masterpiece!
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask

Font is




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



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 15 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 89, resize 50%, go back to the mask layer, select all, float and defloat the mask and then invert the selection,  move the element into position over the mask then hit delete, deselect and merge the element down onto the mask.

Paste element 160, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 128, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element 106, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste the tube, resize 45, duplicate, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Soft Light” and lower the opacity on it to around 80, merge that copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 13, resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it, paste paper 8 into the selection and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and position behind the tube.

Paste element 118, resize 40%, position behind the  frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 173, resize 40% and duplicate, position one copy behind the arm and one above the frame.

Paste element 27, resize 20%, position below the arm and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element 84, resize 80%, position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 97, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 127, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 132, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 163, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 158. Resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 85, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop 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 “Wild Beauty” from
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is “Ancestral Whispers” from
This is an amazing kit and can be purchased at

You will need mask 2 from set 16 by

Font is





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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 36 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask then resize it 95%,  mirror and rotate 10 degrees to the left. 

Paste element 175, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element 258, resize 55% and move into place.

Paste element 40, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 167, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 151, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 156, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element 86, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 170, resize 65% and mirror, erase the stone on the far right hand side, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 245, resize 25%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 246 above the tube, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 248, resize 10%, position below element 246 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 249, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 164, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 251, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 217, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19 on the top, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 246 again, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 237, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 206, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 1, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop 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 art of
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at
This tube is 36-3.

The kit is “The Autumn Soul Addition” from
Gothic Inspirations.
Another awesome kit which you can purchase at

You will need the mask

Font of choice.




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


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

Paste Smudge Cluster, resize 75% and move over a little to the right.  I erased the few leaves at the bottom as they looked a little out of place on the finished tag.

Paste Bat Night Cluster, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Tree, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Smudge 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Ground, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Glow, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste Fence, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Sign w Pole, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Web, resize 35%, position on the sign erasing any parts that overhang, apply the drop shadow and merge down onto the sign.

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

Paste Symbol, resize 40%, paste the tube, resize 55%, place both in position with the tube sat on the symbol and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Floral 2, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Leaves 1, resize 50%, position below the symbol and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Smoke 1, resize 60%, mirror and move into place.

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

Paste Floral, 24, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Sunflower 1, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste floral 1, resize 10%, position just below the tube propped up on the symbol, duplicate, resize the copy another 90% and mirror it, position above the sunflowers and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Leaves 4 (below the symbol), resize 35%, duplicate and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste Candle just below the tube, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Ribbon 2, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Ground Leaves Alt, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste Timepiece, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Raven, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Leaf 1, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Paint Brush, resize 15%, rotate 60 degrees to the right and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Close off the Mirror element and the white background layer, right click on your canvas and “Copy  Merged” then right click again and “Paste as a new Layer.   Resize this merged layer 50% and then close it for now and reopen the mirror and the background.  Draw a rectangular selection just inside the mirror frame, it doesn’t matter how far down you go, it won’t show.   Open the merged layer and position it in the mirror then invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, copy it and paste it as a new image and apply the 20-20 mask to it.  Delete the cropped merged layer that is on your original canvas and replace it with this masked one.    Duplicate this masked layer, on the bottom copy go to Effects  - Art Media Effects – Brush Strokes and apply with the default settings and lower the opacity on the top copy to around 65.

When you are done 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 “Queen of Stars” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is also  named “Queen of Stars” as is from
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask

Font is




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



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste element 75, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 112, resize 30% and move into place.

Paste element 63, resize 45%, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

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

Paste element 60, resize 55%, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and position below the tube.

Paste element 103, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 72, resize 60%, duplicate and move into place.

Paste element 110, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste element 78 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.


Paste element 65, resize 15%, position below element 78 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 12% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40,  resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 31, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 15%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 32, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 20% and move into place.

Paste element 58, resize 25%, position below the grass and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 114, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Go back to the mask layer, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection and then hit delete on element 70 (the buildings), deselect.

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






In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Lindsay” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Violaceous” from
This lovely kit can be purchased at

You will need mask 208 from
Mizteeques.

Font of  choice.




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


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

Open the mask and mirror it.  Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect and apply the mirrored mask.

Paste spray 8, resize 70% and move into place.

Paste spray 7b and move into place.

Paste frame 3, resize 45%,  mirror and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste paper 11 into the selection.   Paste the tube, resize 65% and position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.    

Paste element 12, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 49a, resize 45 and mirror,  position behind the frame layers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62b, resize 50% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64 and mirror, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 80% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each. 

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

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

Paste element 32, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51 just above the frame layers, resize 80, mirror and flip, duplicate, place in position, erase any of the stalks that show on the right from the original and any flowers that show on the bottom from the copy and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 1, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 49b, resize 40% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32 again, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33b, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33d, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 13, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 3, resize 80% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop 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 July 2018 bonus tube from
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at

The kit is “Autumn Reverie” from
This is a fantastic kit and 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 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 25 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 85%.

Paste element 161 and resize it 45%.  Select all, float and defloat the element, make a new layer, paste paper 31 into the selection, deselect, merge down onto the original black copy, go to Adjust – Sharpen – Unsharp Mask and apply with the values in my screenshot below, then apply the drop shadow.





Paste element 159, resize 23% and position below the merged layer.

Paste element 154 on the top resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 155, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 104, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 156, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 160, resize 25% and position below the tube.

Paste element 3, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 112 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 10% and rotate 30 degrees to  the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 153, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 33, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 40, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 152, resize 10%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the original on the top on the left,  the copy on the right below the camera and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 139 on the top, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 123, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 113, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 118, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 150, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 128, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 120, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 87, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 20%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and move into place.

Paste element 151, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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.













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