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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 have used the art of Suzanne Woolcott.
A license is required to use Suzanne's work,
which I purchased from AMI.
Suzanne now sells her tubes/licenses independently, you can get them here.

I used a fabulous free to use scrap kit by Kirsty called Chess Queen
which you can get here.

I used the font 3 grammes 5 which is a free to use font.

You will also need a mask of your choice.



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

Open KISM_ChessQueen-Frame2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize by 60% and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.

Open KISM_ChessQueen-Wave and paste as a new layer. Resize by 66%, drag the wave below the frame and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 50, blur 3 and position.

Open KISM_ChessQueen-Clockwork and paste as a new layer. Resize by 40%, go to effects – sharpen – unsharp mask, settings - radius and clipping 5, strength 50, apply a drop shadow the same as the frame and position.

Open KISM_ChessQueen-ChessFloor and paste as a new layer. Resize by 80%, rotate 15 degrees to the left and drag below the frame layer. Place in position and erase any that shows from the bottom of the frame.

Open KISM_ChessQueen-FlowerSpray, click on the frame layer and paste as a new layer, resize by 55%, rotate to 20 degrees to the left, unsharp mask as before, apply the same drop shadow as the frame and position.

Open KISM_ChessQueen-Ribbon 2 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 35%, apply a drop shadow the same as the frame and position.

Open KISM_ChessQueen-Flower1 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 40%, rotate 90 degrees to the left, unsharp mask as before, apply the same drop shadow as the frame and position.

Open KISM_ChessQueen_Flower 2 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 85%, apply the same drop shadow as the frame and position.

Open your tube(s), paste as a new layer and position. Add the same drop shadow as the frame.

Open KISM_ChessQueen_ChessPiece and paste as a new layer. Resize by 17%, unsharp mask as before, duplicate this layer so you have three copies.  On the original layer apply a drop shadow, vertical 0, horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5. Drag this layer down below the frame and position.  On the second copy, resize by 65% and rotate 7 degrees to the right, unsharp mask as before, apply the same drop shadow as the first chess piece and position. On the third copy resize by 50%, rotate as before but to the left, unsharp mask, apply the same drop shadow as the other pieces and position,

Open KISM_ChessQueen_Raven and paste as a new layer. Resize by 45%, unsharp mask, apply the same drop shadow as the chess pieces and position.

Click on the bottom white layer, make a new layer and select all. Open KISM_ChessQueen_Paper4, paste into selection and apply your mask.

Check the position of all your elements, resize and crop to your liking.

Add your copyright information and text.

If hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any problems, you can email me here.










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