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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 “Crouching Tiger”
from the latest pack 60 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase this gorgeous tube from

The kit is “Hidden Garden” by
This is a beautiful kit and is also available at

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

I used the “Jeans” plugin by

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, opacity 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paper paper 3 and paste it into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 15 as a new layer, resize 45% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, duplicate and close off the duplicate for now.  Select the interior of the original copy with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20 and make a new layer below it, copy paper 1 and paste it into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Open the copy of element 15 and mirror it, again select the interior, expand the selection as before, make a new layer below it and this time paste paper 4 into the selection.  Paste your tube, or close up if you have one, position in the frame resizing as needed, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect and set the blend mode to “Soft Light”.  I used the close up resized 60%.  Go back to the paper below the tube, duplicate it and bring the copy above the tube.  Apply the Jeans plugin to the tube with the amount set to 62 and border width set to 10.  Mirror the paper and apply the Jeans texture again with the same settings then mirror it back and set the blend mode to “Soft Light”.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, close off all your layers apart from this copy frame, the tube and the two paper layers above and below the tube, merge visible.  Open your closed layers and put your frames into position.

Paste element 9 as a new layer, resize 70% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, drag below the merged layer and place in position, erase any of the stalk and leaf that show and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18 as a new layer and bring to the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33 as a new layer, resize it 90%, draw an oblong selection around the word mystique, promote it to a layer and then delete it from the original, deselect.  Close of mystique for now, place midnight in position and apply the drop shadow to it.

Paste element 10 as a new layer, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the left,  duplicate, drag the original down below the merged layer and place in position, mirror the copy and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 60%.

Paste element 28 as a new layer, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1a as a new layer, resize 25% and duplicate, position the original on the left and drag the copy above the tube, mirror it and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 23 as a new layer, resize 35% and position behind the tube on the right, duplicate, bring the duplicate above the tube and resize it another 90%, duplicate the copy, mirror it,resize it another 80% and rotate it 10 degrees to the left, place these two flowers in position and apply the drop shadow to all copies.

Paste element 1 as a new layer, resize 25%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31 as a new layer, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your word mystique word, drag it up to between the two top copies of element 23, resize it another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21 as a new layer,  resize 35%, drag below mystique, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both copies in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 24 as a new layer,  resize 50% and mirror, drag between the copies of element 21 and position on the right, duplicate, mirror and flip the duplicate and position on the left, erase the parts that overlap hiding the join behind the elements above it and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 17 as a new layer and repeat all the steps you did for element 24.

Go back to element 31 and duplicate it, drag it up to just below the mystique word, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22 as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments, I stretched my mask out a little larger, then when you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.




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