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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 awesome art of
Alex Prihodko.
You need a license to use Alex’ art, avallable at

I used a fantastic kit called “Amy” by
You can purchase the kit at

You will also need a mask, I used
Gems’ mask 228.

Font is Amorinda.



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting the tutorial, thank you.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open SkyScraps-PP6 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%.

Open SkyScraps-e39 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40% position in the top, right hand corner.  Duplicate and move down.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open SkyScraps-e60 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, move up and to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e53 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and position on top of e60.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and fill with a dark grey, I used #2d2d2b, deselect.  We will come back to this later.

Open SkyScraps-e3 and paste as a new layer making sure its on the top.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e43 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e64 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your  tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.   I resized my tube 33%.

Paste the tube again, drag down so its above the selection you coloured,  resize as needed and position so she is looking through the car windows.  I resized the tube 75% this time.  Again, select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection as before, invert it, activate the tube and hit delete to remove the excess.  Deselect and apply the drop shadow to the tube and the frame.

Open SkyScraps-e11, paste as a new layer and drag up so its just below the main tube.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-26 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e30 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e14 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%m, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e66 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35% and rotate 15 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open SkyScraps-e40 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open SkyScraps-e61 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

OpenSkyScraps-e7 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 85%, drag down below the bottle and position behind it.

Open SkyScraps-e8 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 75% and position a little further to the left and higher than e7.  Look at my tag for reference, it should just be over her eye.

 When you are done, crop your tag and add you copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.








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