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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 am using the art of Lady Miskha.
You require a license to use Lady Mishka's tubes
which I purchased from PSP Tubes Emporium.
 Lady Miskha now sells
her tubes/licenses at Scraps and the City.

I am using Pimp’d Designz awesome new scrap kit "Attitude".

You will also need a mask.
I used Insatiable Dreams mask 177
which you can get here.

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

Open pd-print-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 80, blur 5.

Open pd-print-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and apply the same drop shadow.

Open pd-fence and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and apply the same drop shadow.

Open pd-paper-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and rotate 15 degrees to the left.

Open pd-string-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 45%, mirror and apply the drop shadow but this time changing the horizontal and vertical to 2.

Open pd-skull-heart and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and apply the same drop shadow as for the string.

Check the position of all your elements using my tag for reference.

Open your tube, paste as a new layer, resize as required and apply the last drop shadow.  If your tube is a part body with a sharp cut off line as mine was, take the eraser tool on the default shape, size 50 and opacity 10 and tap around the bottom of the tube until the sharp line has blended out.

Open pd-wa-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and place in position.

Open one of the papers, I used pd-pp-04. Click on your bottom white background layer and make a new layer, select all and paste the paper into the selection, apply your mask and resize if required.

Crop your tag and resize to your liking, add your copyright info and text and export as a jpeg with compression on 5.

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


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