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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 beautiful art of
Sharon kindly allows her art to be used freely,
please check out her
terms of usage.
Thank you Sharon!
You can get the tube I have used

I used the gorgeous freebie Fireflies sampler kit by
Gothic Inspirations.
This beautiful kit is available from
Thank you Jessica!

You will need the free plugin “Soft Mood” by
If you already have this filter but have problems with it,
try installing the latest version.

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 0, horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.

Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Paste Moon-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer, resize 70% and move up and to the left.

Paste Card-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer, resize 85% and rotate 15 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Frame1-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer, resize 55% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 15 and make a new layer below it.  Copy Paper5-GI_FirefliesSampler and paste it into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube as a new layer and resize 80%.  Apply Xero Graphics “Soft Mood” plugin to the tube with the settings in my screenshot below, then apply the drop shadow.

Position the tube in the frame, then draw an oblong selection around the bottom section as in my screenshot below, hit delete, then right click anywhere on your canvas and “Paste as a New Layer”, deselect.  Drag the piece you pasted below the frame, align the two sections up and erase any that shows below the bottom of the frame.

Paste Ribbon1-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer on the top, resize 50% and, using my tag for reference, position along the bottom of the frame (don’t worry that it doesn’t go all the way across on the left), draw a oblong selection around the part that goes off the edge of the frame on the right, hit delete to remove it, deselect and apply the drop shadow.

Paste BrushedLeaves-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Staple-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer, resize 50% and place in position.

Paste Grass-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Flower-GI_FirefliesSampler and paste as a new layer, resize 50% and rotate 70 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Lantern-GI_FirefliesSampler and paste as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bird-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer, resize 30%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Timepiece-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer, resize 60%, position behind the lantern, erase the ribbon and string and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Glow-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer on the top, resize 45% and position on the left, duplicate, resize the duplicate 85% and position on the right.

Paste Mask-GI_FirefliesSampler as a new layer and drag it right down to just above the white background layer.  Use your Pick tool (Raster Deform tool in older versions) and pull at the nodes to make the mask narrower and wider so it fits nicely on the bottom of the tag.

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


  1. So beautiful! Thank you so much hun. Hugs, Jessica

  2. Thank you for the beautiful kit Jessica! You are always so kind with your samplers.

  3. Thank you Kiss, I am glad you enjoyed it. Would love to see your result and put it on the gallery :)



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