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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 fab layered tube Mirror, Mirror by
Barbara Jensen.
This tube is part of pack 47 and can be purchased at

The kit is called “The Finishing Touch” by
This fabulous kit is absolutely free when you make
a purchase of $6 or over in

You will also need a mask, I used mask 84 by

I used the font



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

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.


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

Make a new layer on your canvas, take a sample red colour from one of the elements, fill the layer with the colour and apply the mask.

Paste Frame_5b as a new layer, resize 65%, select the interior of each part of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20 and make a new layer below it.  Copy Paper_11 and paste it into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge the frame down onto the paper and move up a little.

Paste Element_32 as a new layer, resize 65%, drag below the merged layer and position on the left, duplicate mirror the duplicate and position on the right.  Apply the drop shadow to both copies.

Paste your tube as a new layer and bring to the top, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 70%.

Paste Element 42 as a new layer, resize 55%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_35 as a new layer, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_7b as a new layer, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_12 as a new layer, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_1 as a new layer, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_60 as a new layer,  resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_26 as a new layer, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_62 as a new layer, resize 75% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each layer.

Paste Element_62 as a new layer, resize 50%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_46 as a new layer, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_9 as a new layer, resize 75%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_27 as a new layer, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_54 as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Element_61 as a new layer, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste  Spray_1 as a new layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Wordart_2 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments, I had to resize my mask 105% as it had got a little lost.  When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.








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