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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 Celinart Pinup.
You need a license to use Celinart’s art.
The tube I have used was an exclusive tube from Pics for Design,
gifted me by a very sweet person, thank you! 
 Celinart now sells her tubes here.

Again I am using the very versatile kit “Citylicious” by
Sky Scraps.
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Monti’s circle mask here.

Font used is Parisian, a free font, here.



 
Remember to sharpen those elements after resizing!!! 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 600 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used SkyScraps-Cytilicious-pp3.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 80%.

Open SkyScraps-Cytilicious-e69 and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%. Select the four interior parts of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10. Make a new layer below the frame layer and flood fill with a beige colour taken from the element, I used #c0a97a. Do not de-select.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as required and position inside the element. Invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, de-select.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame layer and change the blend mode on the tube to “overlay”.

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

Open SkyScraps-Cutilicious-e76 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, drag down below the tube layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cytilicious-e10 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-Cytilicious-e14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open SkyScraps-Cytilicious_e20 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open one of the flowers, I used SkyScraps-Cytilicious-e56 which I re-coloured beige.  Resize 30% and duplicate. Place both flowers into position, I moved one down below element 10. Apply the drop shadow to each.

Open SkyScraps-Cytilicious-e24 and paste as a new layer.   I resized this 33%, applied the drop shadow and then positioned it so my tube was holding it by erasing out the part covered by her thumb. The easiest way to do this is to blow your canvas up large and lower the opacity of the element so you can see what part you need to erase.

 Check the positioning of your layers and make any necessary adjustments. When you are happy, 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 include it in the gallery!
 


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