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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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My Licenses

Alicia Mujica - LDS1095


AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784


Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreaming with Bella - DWB1607

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307


My Tubed Art - MTA_F133


My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490

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In this tutorial I used the art of
You need a license to use Jennifer’s art, available at

I used the gorgeous kit “Perfect Harmony” from
The kit can be purchased at

I used half tone mask 8 from

I used the Windows font

I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 95, blur 10.

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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask and rotate it 10 degrees to the left.

Paste element 38 as a new layer, resize 65%, move over a little to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 85% and rotate 10 degrees to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 55% and rotate 20 degrees to the right.  Select the interior of this element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 10 into it.  Paste your tube and, resizing as needed, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove any excess, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the tube and frame.  I resized my tube 70%.

Paste element 36, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 4, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 1, resize 75% and place in position.

Paste element 12, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  I made my mask a tiny bit smaller, just a couple of pixels.  When you are happy, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.


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