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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 fantastic art of Keith Garvey.
You require a license to use Keith’s art.
I purchased my license from My PSP Tubes but 
Keith now sells his art/licenses at

I am using Creationz by Jo’s part of the collab kit
  “Digital Chaos”.
This is an awesome collab comprising fourteen kits by
fourteen awesome designers and can be purchased here.

You will also require a mask.
I used Gems mask 22,
you can get it here.

Font used – Albermarle End Swash,
which is a free font.
 

As always, don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

The drop shadow we will be using in this tutorial is vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 70, blur 10.


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

Open one of the papers, I used CBJ_ChaosPaper5. Copy the paper, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection de-select and apply your mask. Resize the mask 85%.

Open CBJ_ChaosSparkles and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%.

Open CBJ_ChaosFrame1 and paste as a new layer. Rotate 90 degrees to the left and resize 75%, move over slightly to the left. Select the interior of your frame with your magic wand, be sure to select the interior of the stars also and expand the selection by 10.  Open another paper and copy it, I used CBJ_ChaosPaper1. Make a new layer below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection, de-select.  Go back to your frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required and position in the frame. Check out my tutorial From the Heart below for a neat way to position a tube inside a frame. Apply the drop shadow to the tube.


Open CBJ_ChaosClock and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, drag down below the frame, tube and paper layers and place in position, apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ChaosFoliage and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and position over the bottom part of the clock. Duplicate this layer and position the duplicate so that its showing at the top of the frame, then drag the layer down below the clock. Duplicate the layer again, mirror it and position so it shows on the left hand side of the frame. Apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Open CBJ_ChaosPlant and paste as a new layer. Rotate 90 degrees to the right and resize 45%.  Duplicate this layer and close out the copy for the moment. On the original layer, mirror and position below the frame on the left hand side. Open the duplicate layer, drag it up above the frame and position on the right hand side. Apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Open CBJ_ChaosCharm and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and place in position, apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ChaosCurledRibbonStars, and paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 60%, place in position along the bottom of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ChaosFlower4 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ChaosFlower3 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ChaosBottles and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ChaosBalls and paste as a new layer. Resize 20%, flip, drag the layer below the bottle layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open CBJ_ChaosPebble and CBJ_ChaosPebble 2, paste both as a new layer, bring to the top, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Crop your tag, resize if required, add your copyright information and text and export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or a png on a transparent background.

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






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