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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 “Blue Angel”
from the brand new pack 46 from
Barbara Jensen.
This fabulous tube is available at

I used the kit “Fall Sonata” by
I always love the fall colours and this kit is no exception.
You will also find the kit at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 241 by 

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page before starting, 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 pp1 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 your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, move over to the right and apply the drop shadow.  If you are using one of Barbara’s tubes, duplicate it and close the original, pick your layers and copy merged.  I resized my tube 65%.

Open 18 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60%, drag down below the tube and position to the left of her.  We will come back to this later.

Open 3 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow. 

Open 24 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Open 22 and paste as a new layer.   Drag above 18, mirror, resize 60% and rotate 15 degrees to the left,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open 14 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right below the leaves. 

Open 12 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 70%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Open 3 again, paste as a new layer and drag up to just below the tube.   Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 23 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 9a and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 7, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 27 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open 21 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40% and rotate 15 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Draw a rectangle around the bottom part of the tubes wing that is behind the clock and delete it, right click and paste it as a new layer on the top, then join the two pieces together.

Open 30 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Go back to 18, select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and fill with black.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one, paste as a new layer and position inside the element resizing as needed, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess.  I used the close up resized 70% and mirrored.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 50.

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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