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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 fabulous art of Barbara Jensen.
You need a license to use Barbara’s art.
This tube comes from her latest pack 33 and you can get it here.

I used a fabulous kit called “Just a Note” by
Gemini Creationz.
Love this kit, some really lovely elements in it, thank you Vicki!
Check out Gemini Creationz blogspot here to see where you can 
find her kits.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 565, here.

Font is AL Boogie Woogie, here.




You will need to sharpen up your elements after resizing as otherwise they will look a little blurry, check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.  I re-coloured a couple of the elements in my tag, again you will find info about re-colouring on my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 70, blur 10 on most elements and will state in the tutorial if its different.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used gemini_justanote_p4.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85% and mirror if you are using the same paper as me (I just wanted the slightly deeper colour on the right).

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize if needed, place roughly in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using the same tube as me, open it, duplicate and close the original, select your layers, copy merged and paste on your tag, resize 80%.

Open gemini_justanote_e46 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, drag down below the tube and place in position.

Open another of the papers and copy, I used the same paper I used for the mask.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection.  Do not deselect.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one, 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.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 80.

Open gemini_justanote_e24, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 80% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, drag down below the tube and position so it shows on the left of her. Duplicate, move the duplicate so some shows on the right and erase any that overlaps the original layer on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers. 

Open gemini_justanote_e66 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position on the left of the tube and erase any that shows on the right, apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e27 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e68 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down below both music note layers, place in position, erase any of the stalk that shows below the keyboard and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e52 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers so far.

Open gemini_justanote_e73 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 80%, drag down so its just above the mask, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e61 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and position so some shows on the top, left hand corner.  Duplicate and position the duplicate so it shows on the bottom, right hand corner.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open gemini_justanote_25 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%.  Draw an oblong selection around the lowest, small clock, right click on that layer in your layers palette and “Promote Selection to Layer”, deselect.  Close the eye out on this for the moment.  Place the main element into position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 90, blur 3.  Open up the promoted clock and duplicate it, place both into position and apply the last drop shadow to each.

Open gemini_justanote_e12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80%, drag down so its just above the mask and place in position in the top, left hand corner.  Duplicate and position the duplicate in the bottom, right hand corner.  Erase any that are too far out or in the wrong place and apply the drop shadow to each layer (remember to change it back).

Open gemini_justanote_e5, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_justanote_e15 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.

Again, check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Open SkyScraps_MySparkles2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and drag down so its just above the keyboard, place in position and erase any the top part of the sparkles that show above the tube including her hand so it looks like they are wrapped around her.

Now go back to the music notes, the one on the left of the tube.  Draw an oblong selection around the bottom part of the double cleff and hit delete.  Right click anywhere on your canvas and “Paste as a New Layer”.  The part you deleted will paste as a new layer, bring it to the top and line the two pieces back up.

When you 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, if you have any questions, you can email me here.  Don’t forget to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!


1 comment:

  1. Stunningly beautiful tag hun. Thank you so much!

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