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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 a tube by
Alex Prihodko.
You need a license to use Alex’ art, available at

I used a beautiful kit inspired by Amy Brown 80-1 from
I just loved the colours in this kit!
It can be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used Big Mask 017 by
Vix.

I used the font



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

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.


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

Open pp2 and copy.   Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 90%.

Open el3 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and move up a little.

Open pp1 and copy.  Select the interior of el3 with your magic wand and expand the selection by 30, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Open el14 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, 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.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el6 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, drag down below the merged layer and position so it shows on the left, duplicate twice, position one copy so it shows on the right of the merged layer and one so it shows at the bottom of the word art.  Apply the drop shadow to all layers.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65%, duplicate and position so they show below the word art and apply the drop shadow to both layers.  Drag the middle copy of el6 up so it is above these two flowers.

Open el15 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up until its just below the tube,  resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el16 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el5 and paste as a new layer.  Drag up above the tube, resize 75%, place in position on the right, duplicate,  mirror the duplicate and position on the left,  apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el8 and paste as a new layer.   Rotate 90 degrees to the left, mirror, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el10 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

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



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