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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 Eclipsy.
You require a license to use Eclipsy's tubes
which you can purchase from My PSP Tubes.

I am using an awesome kit called “Broken Angel” by

You will also need a mask.
I used Monti’s Circle mask here.

I used the font Broken Ghost which is a free font.

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

Open WingedOrnament_BAC_BrokenAngel and paste as a new layer. Resize 95% and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 70, blur 10.

Open Arch_BAC_BrokenAngel and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5. Open one of the papers, I used Paper09. Make a new layer below your frame layer and paste the paper into the selection. Go back to your frame layer and apply the same drop shadow as before.

Open Flower09_BAC_Broken Angel and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and duplicate, close off the duplicate for now. Position the first copy below the arch and paper layers so the flowers show on the left hand side. Erase any parts of the flowers that show from below the arch on the other sides. Open the duplicate layer, mirror and flip it, position so the flowers show below the frame on the right hand side. Again erase any other parts that show below the frame.  Apply your drop shadow to both layers.

Open PocketWatch_BAC_BrokenAngel and paste as a new layer on top of the arch. Resize 60%, rotate 10 degrees to the right. Unsharp mask (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 30). Place in position on top of the arch and apply your drop shadow.

Open Candle_BAC_BrokenAngel and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%. Place in position and apply your drop shadow.

Open Fan_BAC_BrokenAngel and paste as a new layer. Resize 37% and rotate 15 degrees to the left. Unsharp mask as before, place in position and apply your drop shadow.

Open Bolt_BAC_Broken Angel and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and place in position. No drop shadow on this layer.

Open Crow_BAC_BrokenAngel and paste as a new layer. Resize 35% and perch him on the arch. Apply your drop shadow.

Open Rain_BAC_BrokenAngel and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, position and apply your drop shadow.

Open Flower01_BAC_BrokenAngel and paste as a new layer. Resize 65% and position below your tube layer to the left hand side. Duplicate this layer, flip it, drag it right down to above your WingedOrnament layer and position so its just peeking out on the right hand side to add some balance to your tag. I erased the little part that was showing below the candle layer.  Apply your drop shadow to both layers.

Open another of the papers, I used paper12. Click on your white background layer, make a new layer, select all and paste the paper into the selection. Apply your mask. I resized the mask layer 95%.

Crop your tag and resize as required. Apply your copyright information and text and then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5.

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


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