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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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For this tutorial you will need a close up tube and a body tube.
 I am using the amazing work of my very
favourite artist Armando Huerta!
You require a license to use Armando’s art,
you can get it here.
It’s fantastic to have some new art to use,
thank you Armando!

I am using a stunning kit called “Go Deep” by
It's a very beautiful kit just perfect for this tube.
Thank you Schnegge,
I have really enjoyed working with it.
This is an exclusive kit availabe at

You will also require a mask.
I used Mask 11 by Brutal Designs which
you can get here, its in Set 3.

Font used The Buns,
which is a free font, here.

Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating to take away the blurriness (effects – sharpen – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 30).
I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.

Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers, I used Paper16_GoDeep_Schnegge and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply your mask.  Resize the mask layer by 90%.

Open Frame04_GoDeep_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and move over very slightly to the right. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10. Open another of the papers, I used Paper08_GoDeep_Schnegge and copy, make a new layer below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection. Go back to the frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open Foliage02_GoDeep_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, drag down below the frame and paper layers and place in position on the right of the frame. Apply the drop shadow.

Open Doodle01_GoDeep_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Mirror, resize 60%, place in position on top of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open Stones_GoDeep_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Foliage03_GoDeep_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Wheel_GoDeep_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Box_GoDeep_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Parrot_GoDeep_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, sit him on the box and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open some of the flowers and shells, resize and position them around your tube. I used:

Flowerdeco_GoDeep_Schnegge resized 45%
Shell01_GoDeep_Schnegge resized 20%
Shell02_GoDeep_Schnegge resized 20%
Flower05_GoDeep_Schnegge resized 25%
Starfish01_GoDeep_Schnegge resized 30%.

Don’t forget to sharpen and apply the drop shadow to all the elements!

Open Sand_GoDeep_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Flip this layer and resize it 70%. Drag it down until it is above the mask layer and position so its just peeping out from the buttom of your tube.

Open your close up tube, paste it as a new layer, mirror, resize as required, drag this layer up until it is immediately below the frame/paper layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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



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