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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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I have left this tutorial on for reference  but it appears unfortunately that Lina's kits  are no longer available.

Steampunk Age

In this tutorial I used the art of Myka Jelina.
You need a license to use Myka’s art,
you can get yours here.

I am using an absolutely awesome free to use kit called
“Steampunk Age” by Lina’s Designz.
There are many more beautiful elements in the kit than I have used,
it was difficult not to overload the tag!!
This is a fabulous kit, thank you so much Lina!
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 84, here.

Font used is Moulin Rouge, a free font, here

Remember to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry (adjust – sharpen – 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 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used LD_Steampunk_Age_Paper(2).  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Clock(2) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, move over a little to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Clock(1) and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, move over to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Tree and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and position on the right hand side over the clock.  Duplicate this layer, mirror, resize 90%, drag down below both clocks and position on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to each layer.  When you have the rest of your layers in position, you will probably need to erase some of the base of these layers.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Horse, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Fire_Flower and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Books and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Rusty_Scissors and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Burned_Cassette_Tape and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and rotate 15 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open LD_Steampunk_Age_Bird and paste as a new layer.  Resize 15%, place in position on the cassette and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check the positions of all your layers, don’t forget to erase any part of the tree that showing at the bottom. When you are happy, crop your tag and resize if required and add your copyright information.  For the text, I used a dark brown as the foreground with a width of 2 and LD_Steampunk_Age_Paper(1) scale 50 for the background. I then applied a light inner bevel and of course the drop shadow.

When you are done, export your tag as 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 and don’t forget to send me your result for the gallery!!



  1. Dragon I have tried finding Lina's kit on her site to no avail has she removed them for some reason??

  2. Hi Corrinne, yes I am afraid she has removed all her ftu kits, there is a note about it on the the tutorial there, shame they were awesome kits :(



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