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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 Elias Chatzoudis.
You need a license to use Elias’ art, available here.

The kit I used is called “Little Red” by
This kit is part of a collab by Gemini Creationz and Sky Scraps
and the kits can be purchased together or separately.
You can get them here.
This is an awesome kit, thank you Vicki!

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams’s mask 356, here.

Font is Ammonite, here.



Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry.  Check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, 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 gemini_littlerred_paper4.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 88%. There is a little bit of a straight edge on the right hand side of the mask, I blended it out with my erasor on a low opacity.

Open gemini_littlered_pinetree and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, move over to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_littlered_bricks and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%, move over to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_littlered_frame3 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60% and move a little up and to the right.

Open gemini_littlered_paper6 and copy.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, do not deselect.

Open your tube or the close up if you have one, mirror it, then copy and paste it as a new layer, resize as needed and position inside the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, deselect.  Set the blend mode on the tube to “Soft Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open gemini_littlered_tree, paste as a new layer and make sure its on the top.  Resize 70% and duplicate.  Position one copy on the left hand side, drag the second copy right down until its just above the mask layer and position so a little shows on the right of the frame.  Apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Open your main tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top (remember to undo the mirror if you need to).  Resize the tube as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_littlered_doodle2 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 60% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, drag down below the tube, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open gemini_littlered_mushroom2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open gemini_littlered_acorns and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20% (you will have to bring them to the top to resize and then move them back down as you wont see them behind the tube), place in position in front of the lantern and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_littlered_flower3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_littlered_flower5 and paste as a new layer.  Resize also 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_littlered_sparkles and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% and place in position.

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

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open gemini_littlered_beadsnoshadow and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and drag right down until its just above the mask layer then place in position on the left hand side.  If there are any that stick out a bit too much, erase them.  Duplicate this layer twice.  Mirror and flip one of the duplicates, then place it in position on the right.  Rotate the second duplicate 90 degrees to the right and postion along the to. Apply the drop shadow to each layer.

That’s it, we are done! 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; I loved working with this kit!  If you have any questions, please email me here.  I would, as always, love to see your result and include it in the gallery!













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