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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 you will need a main tube and a close up.
I am using the amazing new tube Panthra by Elias Chatzoudis.
You require a license to use Elias' tubes
which you can purchase at PSP Tubes Emporium.

I am also using Pimp’d Designz scrap kit “Cat Woman”
which you can purchase here.
The kit is presently available at the bargain price of $1!

You will also need a mask.
I used Insatiable Dreams mask 182.
You can get the mask here.

I used the font Bodini Poster, which is a free font.

I re-coloured the kit to compliment my tube.

Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 575 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open pd-skyline and paste as a new layer. The skyline is a little wide but we want the height so I resized by 95% only and removed the last building on the right hand side. Apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.

Open pd-glitter-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, drag below the skyline and position towards the top left hand corner. Duplicate this layer, mirror and flip and position towards the bottom right hand corner. Unsharp mask on both layers (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 50) then apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 80, blur 3.

Open pd-fence-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%. Unsharp mask as before. Position the fence over the glitter as in my tag and apply the same drop shadow.

Open pd-cloud, click on your skyline layer and paste as a new layer. Resize 90%. Position towards the top, right hand side. Go to selections – select all, float, defloat, selections contract by 3. Open your close up, paste as a new layer, resize if required (I left mine the original size). Position the close up over the cloud layer, selections invert and cut, merge the tube layer down with the cloud layer and  apply the same drop shadow as you did for the skyline.

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer, resize if required and place in position so she is climbing over the buildings and apply your drop shadow.

Open pd-light and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%. Drag this layer below your tube layer and place in position.

Open pd-whip and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, mirror and flip. Drag below the light layer, position and apply your drop shadow.

Click on your bottom white layer and make a new layer. Open pd-pp-02. Open your patterns and find the paper, set the scale to 30 and flood fill the layer. Apply your mask.

Add any other elements you might like, I preferred to leave mine as it was.

Resize as required and apply your copyright information and text.

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


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