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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 fabulous new bonus tube “Coming Untied” by
Barbara Jensen.
This fabulous tube is available totally free with a tube purchase of $10 or more
until midnight on 22nd July from

I used a brand new kit called “Mon Jardin” by
This beautiful kit is also available at

You will need the free plugin “Copies” by

You will also need a mask, I used mask 28 from

I used the font



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

Unless otherwise noted, I used a drop shadow of vertical 2, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Paste element 14 as a new layer (don’t move it).  Resize 70% and apply the Copies plugin with the settings in my screenshot below (ignore the BG colour there).  Resize 85% and apply a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 9, opacity 100, blur 13.  Have a look at my “Tips and Tricks” page if you have problems with your PSP closing when you use this plugin.



Paste element 13 as a new layer and resize 65%,  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 30 and make a new layer below it, copy paper 2 and paste it into the selection, deselect.  we will come back to this.

Paste your tube as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow (the vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10 one).  I resized my tube 75%.

Paste element 5 as a new layer, resize 75%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8 as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2 as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 15 as a new layer, resize 40%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 25 as a new layer, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28 as a new layer, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27 as a new layer, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the right,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17 as a new layer, resize 80%, place in position erasing the small part that hangs down at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 as a new layer and bring to the top,  resize 50% and apply the drop shadow, position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the left erasing the stalk that shows on the first copy.

Paste element 4 as a new layer, resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and resize it another 80%, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16 as a new later, rotate 90 degrees in either direct, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29 as a new layer, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste your tube again, drag it between the paper and element 18 and, resizing as needed, place in position.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand it as before, invert and hit delete on the tube to remove the excess, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy)” and apply the same drop shadow to the frame as you did to the leaves you applied the Copies plug in to.  I used the main tube again resized 90%.

Click in your bottom white background layer to activate it and make a new layer above it, select all, copy paper 3 and paste it into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize the mask layer 105%, duplicate it and merge the top copy down onto the bottom copy.

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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