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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


Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

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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

In this tutorial I have used the art of Suzanne Woolcott.
You require a license to use Suzanne's tubes which
you can purchase here.

I have used Pimp’d Designz custom made kit “Just Gorjuss”.
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask.
I used Monti’s circle mask which you can get here.

The font I used is Barbara Hand which is a free font.

This is a very quick easy tutorial.

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

Open pd-mask-02 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 90, blur 5.

Open pd-circles-01 and paste as a new layer. Apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 70, blur 10.

Open pd-bracket-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the same drop shadow as the circles layer.

Open pd-umbrella and paste as a new layer. Rotate to the right 15 degrees and unsharp mask (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 50). Place in position and apply the same drop shadow as the previous two layers.

Open two of the flowers, resize, apply the same drop shadow as before and place into position. I used flower-05 resized 50% and flower-02 resized 40%.

Open pd-pinwheel and paste as a new layer. Resize 40% and apply the same drop shadow. Position between the two flowers.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer, resize if necessary, move into position and apply the same drop shadow as before.

Check the positions of all your elements.

Open one of the papers, I used pd-pp-02, click on your white background layer, make a new layer, select all and paste the paper into the selection. Apply your mask and resize if necessary.

Crop your tag and resize to your liking. Add your copyright information and text. I used the same drop shadow on the text as I did for the pd-mask-02 layer.

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


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