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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 Selina Fenech.
You require a license to use Selina’s art.
I purchased mine from CILM but Selina now sells her

I am using a truly beautiful kit by Designs by Sarah called
“Ascension”.
You can get the kit here.
This is an awesome kit and I really enjoyed working with it.
Thank you Sarah!

I used two masks, Weescotslass’ mask 38, here
and Monti’s circle mask, here.

Font I used is Jellyka St Andrews Queen.
This is a free font and you can get it here.




Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing and rotating, essential for a good looking tag (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 30).


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

Open one of the papers and copy, I used sb_pmt_ascension_pp8. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, apply Monti’s circle mask and resize 90%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used sb_pmt_ascension_pp3. Make a new layer, you should still have the selection, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply Weescottslass’ mask. Duplicate this layer and merge down. Resize 90%.

Open sb_pmt_ascension_scatter1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 30, blur 5.

Open sb_pmt_ascension_moon1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and apply the last drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_ascension_flower1 and paste as a new layer. Move slightly over to the right and apply the last drop shadow.

Open sb_pmt_ascension_frame4 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%. Open another of the papers and copy, I used sb_pmt_ascension_pp10. Select the interior of each part of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, 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, then merge it down onto the paper layer.

Open sb_pmt_ascension_star and paste as a new layer. Resize 90%, place in position 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. I duplicated my tube, erased the wings from the top layer, reduced the opacity on the second layer and merged the two together so the wings were a little transparent.

Open sb_pmt_ascension_swirl and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, drag down below the tube layer and place in position, apply the drop shadow and erase any that shows at the bottom of the tube.

Open sb_pmt_ascension_cloud1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 60% and position over the bottom of the tube. Duplicate this layer, mirror the duplicate, drag down below the tube layer and position behind the top part of the tube. Duplicate again and move down so its behind the centre part of the tube.

Open sb_pmt_ascension_sparkles1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 80% and place in position.

Open sb_pmt_bubble1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 50, blur 3.

 Crop your tag and resize if required. Add 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 or would like your result featured in my gallery, please email me here. I would love to see your result!








 

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