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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 art of Suzanne Woolcott.
You require a license to use Suzanne's tubes
which you can purchase here.

I used a gorgeous kit called “Easter Violets” by KnC Scrapz.
The kit is currently available at 40% discount from Scrappetizing.

You will also need a mask.
I used mask WSL_Mask_193 which you can get here.

Font used is DC Hibiscus which is a free font.




In this tutorial some items will be resized to very small proportions and some are rotated. Rotating and resizing like this causes the elements to be blurry. To counteract this you need to unsharp mask (adjust – sharpness, unsharp mask, settings radius and clipping on 5, strength between 30 and 50) when required.

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

Open frame 1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 90% and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.

Open tree and paste as a new layer. Resize 35%, mirror and position to the left hand side below the frame. No shadow on this layer.

Open sunnclouds and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and position over to the right between the frame and the tree layers. No shadow on this layer.

Open watering can, click on your frame layer and paste as a new layer. Resize 35%,  mirror, position and apply your drop shadow as before.

Open rabbit and paste as a new layer. Resize 15%,  position over the watering can and apply your drop shadow.

Open branch and paste as a new layer. Resize 45%, rotate to the right 60 degrees,  position and apply your drop shadow.

Open flowers and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%,  position and apply your drop shadow.

Open flower 4 and paste as a new layer. Resize 20%, position and apply your drop shadow.

Open flower 2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, position and apply your drop shadow.

Open flower 5 and paste as a new layer. Resize 15%,  position and apply your drop shadow.

Open bird 2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 20%, mirror, position and apply your drop shadow.

Open flower 6 and paste as a new layer. Resize 15%, position and apply your drop shadow.

Open broken egg and paste as a new layer. Resize 12%, position and apply your drop shadow.

Open grass 2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%, drag this layer below the broken egg layer and apply a drop shadow, this time vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 30, blur 3.

Open flowers1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, position and apply the first drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required, position and apply the first drop shadow.

Open grass 2 again and copy and paste as a new layer. Resize 25% and apply the same drop shadow as the previous grass layer. I positioned this over the feet of my tube.

Open flower1 (purple crocus) and paste as a new layer. Resize 10%. Duplicate this layer a couple of times and place around the bottom of your tube with some below and some above the last grass layer. Apply the first drop shadow to each layer.

Open ray of light and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, mirror, rotate 10 degrees to the right. Drag this layer down below your tube layer and position so the ray is coming out from the cloud as in my tag. No shadow on this layer.

Open element 2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 35% and move down a little so it looks like dust motes around your tube.  No shadow on this layer.

Click on your bottom white layer, make a new layer and select all. Open a paper of your choice, I used pp7, paste into selection, de-select and apply your mask. My mask layer was a little small, I resized it by 105%.

Crop your tag and resize if required. Add your copyright information and text.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any problems, please email me here.







 

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