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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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Polichinelle

In this tutorial I am using the art of one of my favourite artist’s,
Alicia Mujica!
If you wish to use the same tube as me, you need to purchase
a license, which you can get here.

The kit I have used is Schnegge’s Scraps’ part of an awesome
new freebie blog train by Creatively Scrappin called
“Toxic Rawk”.
You can get Schnegge’s part here.
Make sure to check out the contributions by the other designers!

Mask I used is number 161 by Weescotslass.
You can get it here.

Font used is Amadeus regular, here.
I used Alien Skin, Eye Candy 5, Impact, Glass on the font.

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Remember to sharpen your elements following resizing/rotating to take away the blurriness (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask – radius and clipping 5, strength 50).

Drop shadow used is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5 but of course you can experiment with your own.



Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white. 

Open one of the papers and copy, I used p10_trFTU_Schnegge.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask.  Resize 105%.

Open frame03_trFTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and rotate 15 degrees to the right.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame layer and fill with black. Do not de-select.

Open your tube, mirror, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize as needed and position nicely in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, de-select.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame layer and lower the opacity of the tube to around 60.  Close off your white background and mask layers and merge visible. Open the closed layers and move the merged layer over to the right a little.

Open mask01_trFTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open flower-01_trFTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down so its just above the mask layer, position so its showing on the left of the mask element. Duplicate and position the duplicate over on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open candy_trFTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, flip and rotate 25 degrees to the left. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open ribbon02_trFTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Drag it up so its above the mask layer, rotate 90 degrees to the right, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open bow03_trFTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open splatter02_tr_FTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55% and place in position.  I re-coloured my splatter pink.  Apply the drop shadow.

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

Open foliage_trFTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open lips01_trFTU_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open frog_trFTU_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 30% and duplicate.  Place the first copy on the bottom, left, mirror the duplicate and resize again 90%, position towards the top, right. Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Check the positions of your layers and when you are happy, crop your tag and resize if required and then add your copyright information and text.  For the text, I used pink for the background and green for the foreground, I then applied Alien Skin, Eye Candy 5, Impact, Glass on the clear setting, I then took a sample of blue from the frame and used the colour changer tool to add a bit of blue to the text.  When you are done, export your tag 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 of love to see your result of course and include it in the gallery!




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