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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 Eos Sparks.
You need a license to use Eos' art,
I purchased mine from PSP Tubes Emporium but
they are are available here.

I used a beautiful wintry kit called "Winter Spirit" by
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Horseplay's Pasture mask 11, here.

Font of choice.


 

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

Open pd12-pp-03 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Open pd12-mask and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and move over to the left.  I know it’s a mask but I liked it as it was lol.

Open pd12-frame-03 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and move to the right.

Open pd12-pp-01 and copy.  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 or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer.  Resize as needed, position inside the frame, invert the select and hit delete to remove the excess.  Apply a drop shadow to the tube of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5 and then lower the opacity to around 40.  Apply a drop shadow to the frame of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 40, blur 10.

Open your main tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the same drop shadow as you did for the frame.

Open pd12-swirl-03 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag down below the tube and position behind it, apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd12-branch-01 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd12-polar-bear and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50% and place in position, no shadow on the bear.

Open pd12-flower-02 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down below the bear, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Open pd12-ribbon-03 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-star and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open pd12-snowdrift and paste as a new layer. Resize 90%  and place in position.

Open pd12-snowflake-04 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30, place in position and apply the drop shadow but changing the vertical and horizontal to 2.

Open pd12-snow-04, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 80% and place in position along the bottom.

Open pd12-snow-01 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and place in position.

Check the positions of your elements and make any necessary adjustments. When you are done, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text and then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background although this tag looks best on a white background.

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 them in the gallery!




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