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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 layered tube “Lions Den”
from the latest pack 57 from

The kit is called “Jewelled” and is by
This gorgeously colourful kit can also be purchased at

You will also need a mask, I used mask 141 by

I used the font

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

Unless otherwise stated, I used a drop shadow of vertical 0,  horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.

Open a new transparent canvas 70 by 600 pixels and fill with white.  Copy paper 4, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 18 as a new layer, resize 55% and move up a little.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and fill with black, deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste element 16 as a new layer, resize 65%, drag down below the black layer and position on the right, duplicate, move the duplicate over to the left and apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste your tube as a new layer on the top, place in position resizing as needed and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 80% and applied the shadow with the box “Shadow on a new layer” checked, I then erased the shadow on the blanket.

Paste element 30 as a new layer, resize 75%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2 as a new layer, resize 45% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, mirror, drag below element 30, position on the left and apply the drop shadow, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left.

Paste element 30 as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11 as a new layer, resize 65%, rotate 90 degrees to the right and duplicate, place in position on either side of the tube erasing the parts that overlap and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 10a as a new layer, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4 as a new layer, resize 45% and mirror, place in position, erase the botto of the tassel if you need to and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13 as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5 as a new layer,  resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments, I resized the mask 110 as things were getting a bit cramped!

Paste your tube again or close up, drag it below the frame, duplicate, mirror and position both copies.  I used the close up resized 50%.  Merge the top copy down onto the bottom one and lower the opacity to around 60.  Apply Paintshop’s Blinds Texture with the setting as my screen shot below then repeat with the horizontal box also checked.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and repeat with vertical on 5 and horizontal on 0.

Paste one of the rings as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 25%, mirror and flip, position on the last letter of the jewelled word, apply the drop shadow and erase part so it’s hooked over the letter.

Paste element 29 as a new layer, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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



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