About Me

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!

Contact me

Follow me

My blinkie

My weather

World time

Popular Posts

My Licenses

Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

LDS_584

AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

MTA-1337

My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490






In this tutorial I used a beautiful tube by
Alicia Mujica.
The exclusive tube is available at

The kit was inspired by this tube 1A by
and can also be purchased at
This is a really fabulous kit with some gorgeous elements,
I loved it!

You will also need a mask, I used mask 230 by

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” page if this is the first tutorial of mine you have followed, thank you.

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


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

Open Paper_2 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 Frame_3 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and move up and to the right.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and fill with black, deselect.  We will come back to this.

Open Element_14 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 75%, move up and to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element_16 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Layer1 of the tube and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place roughly in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element 23 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65%, drag below the lamp post, place in position on the right, duplicate,  mirror the duplicate and position on the left.  Apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open Element_21 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 55%, drag above the lamp post, place in position, erase the bottom of the stalk and apply the drop shadow.

Open element_18b and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element_17 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, position it so the tube is sitting on it and apply the drop shadow.

Open element_17b and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize also 505, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element_4b and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element_5 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element_19, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element_24 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, drag below element 19, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 22b and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 22 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Wordart_1, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Element_9 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Go back to Element_4b, that’s the sack of toys, and erase the bit of the bunny’s ears that show as you now have him positioned separately.  I also faded out the snow around the bottom of the Christmas tree by dabbing around it with my eraser brush set on 50 and with opacity on 10.

Now paste Layer 2 of the tube on your canvas, position it between the frame and the black layer below it and erase any that shows on the outside of the frame.  Lower the opacity of the tube to around 50 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open Spray_3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and place in position below the main tube.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export your tag on a transparent background as a png.






2 comments:

  1. What an awesome Tutorial I loved doing it you make them so easy!
    Thank you so very much for sharing easy tutorials for us to do as most are so hard to follow.
    I am sending you one of the tags I made to show you my results.
    Hugs Corrinne

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much Corrinne! It is really nice to get some feedback and I am very happy that you find them easy to follow. I have received the tag, you have done a fabulous job and I have put the tag on the Gallery! Thank you again :)

    ReplyDelete

Copyright

This site is registered for copyright with www.copyrighted.com.

The tutorials are, unless otherwise stated, my idea and written by me, any similarity to any other tutorial is entirely coincidental. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any material on this blog, without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Vivienne and Vivienne's Paintbox with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Search Blog

Blog Archive

I CT for






Talk to me!