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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 Jamie Kidd.
You need a license to use Jamie’s art, available at Creative Design Outlet.

The scrap kit I have used, IB-JamieKidd62-1 was inspired by this tube and is by
The kit is also available at Creative Design Outlet.
My favourite colours!!
Thank you Schnegge.

You will also need a mask, I used HorsePlay’s Pasture mask 11, here.
  Font of choice.

Your elements will need to be sharpened after resizing/rotating or they will be a little blurry, check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow unless otherwise stated of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, 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 Paper02_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open Frame02_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 85%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and flood fill with black, deslect.  We will come back to this later.

Open Moon_ibJKidd62-1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, drag down below the frame and black layer, place in position, apply the drop shadow and change the blend mode to hard light.

Open Leaves_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 75% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Splatter_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and duplicate, place in position on either side of the frame.

Open Glitterdoodle_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 70%, place in position on the right hand side of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open Violine_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open Ribbon_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge and paste as a new layer. Mirror and flip, resize 80%, place in position along the bottom of the tube/frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open Heart02_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Candle_ibJKidd62-1_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Flower02_ibJKidd62-10_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Flower01_ibJKidd62-10_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Dragonfly_ibJKidd62-10_Schnegge and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and rotate 30 degrees to the left (sharpen after you resize and again after the rotation to keep it nice and bright).  Duplicate and mirror the duplicate, place both dragonflies in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Duplicate your tube, mirror the duplicate, drag it down below the frame and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand again, expand the selection as before and invert it, activate the duplicate tube and hit delete to remove the excess then lower the opacity to around 40.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame. Repeat the drop shadow changing the vertical and horizontal to -2.

Add your copyright information and text and export your tag with compression set to 5 as a jpeg or as a png on a transparent background.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here and don’t forget to send me your result as I would like to include it in the gallery!








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