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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 Lady Mishka.
You need a license to use Lady Mishka’s art,
I purchased mine from PSP Tubes Emporium but they
are now available here.

The kit I have used is “Gateway to Annwn” by
You can get the kit here.
Thank you Marie!

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 230, here.

Font used is Celtic by Sam Wang, you can get it here


Remember to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).

Drop shadow used is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, 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 SkyScraps-GTA_pp7.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select. Open the mask and mirror it, apply it to the paper and resize 90%.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_frame8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5. 

Open SkyScraps_GTA_pp3 and copy.  Make a new layer below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not de-select.

Open your tube and mirror, use a close up if you have one. Paste as a new layer on your canvas, resize as needed and position nicely in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete the remove the excess tube.  Apply the drop shadow to both the tube and frame layers and change the blend mode to the tube to “multiply”.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_F16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down below so its just above the mask layer and place in position so the toadstools are  showing at the top and left hand side of the frame.  Apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_F15 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 70%, place in position also on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_F14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and place in position so its showing on the right hand side of the frame. Drag down below the two mushroom layers and duplicate.  Move the duplicate over so a little of the leaves are showing below the toadstools on the left and erase the stalk.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_F5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down below the tube, place in position to the left of her and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_F6 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, place in position over the last layer and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_F4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_F2 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_F7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps_GTA_Bird1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of all your layers and 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 png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here.  I would of course love to see your result and include it in the gallery. 





 



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