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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 layered tube
“Sun Sweetened” from the latest pack 65 from
Barbara Jensen.
The tube can be purchased at

The kit is “Bling it on” by
and can also be purchased at

You will need template 4 by
Kandy Kissez
from the New Year collab which you can get

You will also need a mask, I used mask 6 from

Font is

Open the template, duplicate it and close the original, delete the “Info”, “Favors” and “Fireworks” layers, resize 90% with the box “Resize all layers” checked , enlarge your canvas to 750 by 700 pixels, open the bottom white background layer and fill the entire layer with white.

Click on the “Tan Circles” layer to activate it, select the circles, float and defloat them, make a new layer and paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply a drop shadow of Vertical and Horizontal 0, opacity 100, blur 7 and then delete the original circles layer.

Activate “Oval Red” and repeat the above using paper 6.

Delete “Circle Grey”, paste element 2 from the kit to replace it and apply the drop shadow.

Activate “Square Green” and repeat what you did with Tan Circles using paper 4.

Activate “Star Red” and repeat the above using paper 5 but apply the drop shadow to the “Star White” layer instead of the paper layer.

Merge “Black Strip Top” down onto “Black Strip Bottom” and apply the drop shadow.

Make a new layer and fill it with the colour #db6122, click on the “Merged” layer to activate it, select it, float and defloat it and then invert the selection, click on the orange layer and hit delete, deselect and delete the original Merged layer.

Paste your tube, resize 85% and apply a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10. Duplicate your tube twice, mirror one copy and close both duplicates off.

Activate “White Squares”, select, float and defloat, make a new layer, fill with black and delete the original layer.  Open the mirrored copy of the tube , drag down to just above your black squares and position in the left hand square, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube.  Open the second copy of the tube and repeat positioning it in the right hand square.   Lower the opacity on these tubes to around 50 and apply the original drop shadow to the squares.

Paste element 7 as a new layer just above the star, resize 80% and apply the same drop shadow as you did on the tube.

Paste element 20, drag up to just below the main tube, resize 50%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 30%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 35%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 50%, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 25% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the last drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Activate the white background layer, make a new layer and select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask, resize 95%.

Paste element 16, resize 90% and place in position.

Paste element 6 above the oval green layer, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste element 10 below the bottle, resize 35% and duplicate, place in position and apply the last drop shadow to each.

Crop your tag and resize it, add your copyright information and text, then export it on a transparent background as a png.


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