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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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Celinart - C1841P

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Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

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Zindy - ZZT439

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In this tutorial I am using the art of Alicia Mujica.
You need a license to use Alicia’s art,
you can get yours here.

The scrap kit I have used is called “That’s Tight” by
Lovely colourful kit, thank you so much!
You can get the kit here.

You will also need Schnegge’s tag template Music,
 you can get it from her blog here.
Thank you Schnegge!

I used mask 133 by Weescotslass, here.

Font of choice.


Don't forget to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating otherwise they will be a little blurry (adjust - sharpen - unsharp mask - radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

Open the template, duplicate and close the original. Delete the “info” layer and increase the canvas size to 600 by 600 pixels.

Click on raster 1 layer to activate it and floodfill with white.

Open one of the papers in the kit and copy, I used dcorbitt_thatstight_sp1.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask.

Open another of the papers and copy.  Click on “circle” layer, go to selections – select all – selections float – selections defloat, make a new layer and paste the paper into the selection, then deselect. Delete the original circle layer and then click on “circle white” layer and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 0, opacity 90, blur 7.

Click on “rect01-white”layer and apply the same drop shadow as you did for the white circle.

Open another of the papers and copy. Click on “rect02” layer and do the same as you did for the circle layer, pasting the paper into the selection and then apply the drop shadow as before to the “rect02-white” layer.

Drag “note1” layer up until its just under “note2” layer and merge the two layers together. Open another of the papers and paste it into the notes as before. Apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5 to “note01-white” and “note02-white” layers.

Now do the same thing with note3, pasting in the paper and putting the same drop shadow as the previous notes on the white note layer.

Do the same thing with each of the star layers but apply the first drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 0, opacity 90 and blur 7 to the white star layers. When you have done, close off all the layers other than the coloured and white star layers and merge visible, then re-open your closed layers. We need to do this as we will drag the stars down later.

Finally do the same with the doodle layer and apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer and resize as required. Drag the tube down to just above the circle layer and position inside the circle.  Apply the last drop shadow.

Now drag your merged star and the doodle layers down until they are below the tube layer.

Open dcorbitt_thatstight_cellphone and paste as a new layer.  Rotate 15 degrees to the left and resize 30%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_thatstight_ipod and paste as a new layer. Rotate 15 degrees to the right and resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open dcorbitt_thatstight_earbuds and paste as a new layer, drag up above the tube layer.  Rotate 45 degrees to the left and resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Draw a rectangular selection around the bottom loop on the right hand side and hit delete, right click and “paste as a new layer”, bring to the top and join the two pieces back together so that the loop is now over the top of the rectangles.

Open dcorbitt_thatstight_staples and paste as a new layer, it should be on the top. Resize 60% and place in position on the bottom, right of the rectangles. Duplicate and drag the duplicate down below the cell phone layer and place in position. Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open dcoribitt_thatstight_flower, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Duplicate, place both flowers in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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, please email me here. I would love to see your result and feature it in my gallery!


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