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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 used the art of Keith Garvey.
The tube was generously given by Keith for free usage,
you can get it here.

The kit I used is called “Seductress” by
The kit is also free to use and is exclusive to
Taggers Art e-magazine.
You can get it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 209, here.

Font of choice.

Your elements will need to be sharpened after they have been resized/rotated as otherwise they will be a little blurry.  Check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

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

Open dbs_freebie_SEDUCTRESS_PP4 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Open dbs_freebie_SEDUCTRESS_print and paste as a new layer.  Apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 90, blur 3.

Open dbs_freebie_SEDUCTRESS_frame 2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize as needed and position her in the frame.  Apply a drop shadow, vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5 to both the tube and the frame layers.

Open dbs_freebie_SEDUCTRESS_flower 2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open dbs_freebie_SEDUCTRESS_tag 1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open dbs_freebie_SEDUCTRESS_bow and paste as a new layer.  Rotate 40 degrees to the left and resize 65%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open ds_freebie_SEDUCTRESS_flower 1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then 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!


  1. Gorgeous work hon! I've got this saved to give a go!

  2. Thank you!!! Dont forget to send it me!! :)x



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