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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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Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

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Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

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In this tutorial I am using the art of Arthur Crowe.
You need a license to use Arthur’s art,
I purchased this tube and the license here.

The kit used is called “Bad Bunny” by
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 94, here.

Font of choice.




Remember to sharpen those elements after rotating/resizing, check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, 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 pd12-pp-02.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open pd12-metal-circle and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, move over a little to the right and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open pd12-leaves-01 and paste as a new layer.   Flip, resize 70%, rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag down below the tube layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-flower-03 and paste as a new layer.  Resize also 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-metal-star-01 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, duplicate, place both stars in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open pd12-ribbon-03 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-bunny-crossbones and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and rotate 15 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-frame-03, duplicate and close the original.  Resize 62%. Select the interior of each part of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used pd12-pp-09.  Make a new layer below the frame layer, expand the selection by 5, paste the paper into the selection, de-select.   Open your tube again and paste as a new layer, resize and mirror as needed and position inside the first part of the frame.  Select the interior of the first part only of the frame and expand again by 5, invert the selection, go back to the tube layer and hit delete to remove the excess.  Do the same with the other parts of the frame.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame layer, lower the opacity of the tube layers to around 50, merge layers visible and then copy and paste the merged layer on your tag and place in position.

Check the positions 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.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!



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