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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 Screaming Demons.
You need a license to use Screaming’s art, you can get one here.

I am using a fab kit called “Goff” by
You can get the kit here.
Thank you so much Cora!

You will also need a mask, I used Becky’s mask 022.
You can get the mask here.

Font used is Broken Ghost,
a free font, you can get it here.

If you wish to do the same effect as I did on the font,
You will need Alien Skin Eye Candy 5, Impact, Glass.



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).

Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used pd-pp-05.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 85%.

Open pd-frame-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the left.  Select both parts of the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 2.  Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used pd-pp-03. Paste the paper as a new layer below the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, de-select.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame layer.

Open pd-frame-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 65%. Open a paper and copy, I used the same paper as I did for the mask layer. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10. Make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, de-select.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as required and position so she is coming out of the frame, apply the drop shadow. 

Open your tube again and paste as a new layer.  Mirror and resize so it's a little larger than the first tube, drag down below the tube layer and place in position. Select the interior of the frame again and expand the selection by 10 as before, invert the selection, go back to the tube layer and delete the excess tube.  Lower the opacity to around 30. Go back to the frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-flower-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, drag down so its just above the first frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-flower-02 and paste as a new layer. Mirror, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-print-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 75% and place in position over the last two flowers. Duplicate and move the duplicate over to the left. Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open pd-lips and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-star-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-star-02, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-hearts-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd-staple and paste as a new layer. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Crop your tag and resize if required, add your copyright information and text.

The effect I have done on the text is Alien Skin, Eye Candy 5, Impact, glass on the “Clear” setting. I find it better to select the text, float and de-float before applying the plugin.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions please email me here. I would love to see your result and feature it on my gallery!








 


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