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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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Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784


Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

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Digital Chaos - DC-113

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Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

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TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490

For this tutorial you will need a close up tube and a body tube.
 I am using the art of Tony Tzanoukakis.
You need a license to use Tony’s art,
you can purchase one here.

I am using another mini kit “Cinderella” from
Pimp’d Designz Fairytales Set.

You will also need a mask.
I used Insatiable Dreams mask 191
which you can get here.

We will be using the same drop shadow on all the elements, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.  Don’t forget to unsharp mask after resizing to take away the blurriness (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

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

Open pd-frame-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10. Open of the papers, I used pd-pp-07, make a new layer below the frame, copy the paper and paste into the selection. Do not de-select.

Open your close up tube. Mirror the tube, paste as a new layer and position nicely inside the frame, invert the selection, delete the excess and apply the drop shadow. Go to effects – photo effects – black and white film and apply the default settings. Reduce the opacity to around 60%. Close off all layers apart from the close up tube layer and paper layer, merge visible.  Go to effects – texture effects – weave, settings - gap size  1, width 5 opacity 10, both weave color and gap color set to white and fill gaps checked. Open the closed layers.

Go back to your frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-flower-01 and paste as a new layer. Rotate 90 degrees to the left, resize 60% and place in position on the left hand side of the frame. Apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-flower-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position at the bottom of the first flower and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-flower-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 35%, place in position on top of the last flower and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-carriage and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, place in position on the left hand side of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-light and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, drag below your tube and place in position.

Open pd-mouse and paste as a new layer. Resize 25% and duplicate. Place the first mouse on the right hand side of the frame and apply the drop shadow. Mirror the second mouse and rotate 20 degrees to the right, drag down below the tube and place in position by her legs, apply the drop shadow.

Open one of the papers, I used pd-pp-02. Click on your bottom white layer, select all, make a new layer and paste the paper into the selection. Apply your mask. Resize 80%.

Open pd-stars-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%. Position towards the top of your tag. Duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position further down the tag. Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5.

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


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