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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


AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784


Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307


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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

This is a very quick, easy, colourful tutorial.
I am using the art of Dean Yeagle.
You require a license to use Dean's tubes which I purchased from CILM.
You can now purchase the tubes/licenses at Creative Design Outlet.

I am using a lovely, colourful, freebie kit from Pimp’d Designz called Brightly.
Its nice to get such a pretty kit for free so please
leave some love when you download.

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

I am using a font called DC Hibiscus which is a free font.

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

Open pd-frame-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%. Click inside the frame and expand the selection by 10. Open a paper, I used pd-pp-02. Make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection. Go back to the frame layer and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 60, blur 5.

Open pd-rainbow and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, place in position and apply the same drop shadow.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer, resize as required and apply the drop shadow. Place your tube in position in the frame. See my Pirouette tutorial for a neat way to position a tube coming through a frame.

Open pd-greens-01 and paste as a new layer, mirror, place in position below the frame and paper layers, erase any part that shows at the bottom of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-flower-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, position on top of the frame and apply your drop shadow.

Open pd-flower-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%, place in position and apply your drop shadow.

Open one of the butterflies, paste as a new layer, resize and apply your drop shadow. I resized my butterfly 30% and mirrored it.

Open one of the papers, I used pd-pp-05. Click on your bottom white background layer and select all, make a new layer and paste the paper into the selection. Apply your mask. I resized my mask 95%.

Crop your tag and resize if required. 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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