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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 tube “Kick Start” from
Layered pack 45 by
Barbara Jensen.
The pack or individual tube can be purchased at

The kit is called “Butterfly Blues” and is by
This is a great kit in lovely colours and can also be purchased at

You will also  need a mask, I used mask 133 by

I used the Window’s font Impact.



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

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 85, blur 10.


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

Open pp8 and copy, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 95%.

Open 2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60% and position top, left, duplicate, flip the duplicate and move down and to the right.

Open 5 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20.  Open and copy pp1 and paste it as a new layer below the frame, resize 60% and position in the frame so some of the pink is showing on the left, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Open the tube, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers, copy merged and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 23 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below the tube and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and move it over to the right and apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open 3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 6 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 26 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to both layers.

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

Open 20 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, drag down below the blue flower, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 26 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 1 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 7, paste as a new layer and drag up to just below the tube.  Resize 65% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 18 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror,  resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the right,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open the font and type your name with no foreground, the background can be any colour, move it into position and, using my tag as an example, use the nodes to stretch it out then convert it to a raster layer. Float and defloat the font (Selections – Select all – Selections -  Float – Selections -Defloat).  Open pp3 and paste as it as a new layer, resize it smaller but so it fits on your name, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply an inner bevel as in my screenshot below and then apply the drop shadow.  Delete the original text layer.




Go back to the tube and with  your selection tool on Rectangle, draw a selection around the part of her foot that you want above the text, hit delete, right click on your tag and “Paste as a new layer”, bring to the top and join the two part up.

Open 17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  

When you are done, crop your tag, add your 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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