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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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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

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

In this tutorial I used a tube called “Guitar Hero” from
This tube can be purchased at

I used the fabulous formerly PTU and now FTU kit “Hollow-Rockin'-We'en” from

I used mask 84 from

Font of choice.

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

Open an new transparent canvas 700 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 22 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste the moon, resize 110%, place in position and apply the drop shadow with the box “shadow on a new layer checked”.  On the shadow go to Adjust – Blur – Guassian blue and apply with a radius of 10.

Paste wire, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow twice.

Paste cluster frame 2, resize 80% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with you magic wand, expand the selection by 7, make a new layer below it, paste paper 15 into the selecition and deselect.  We will come back to this.

Paste the tube, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste one of the filmstrips, resize 75% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the piano, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste piece of tulle, resize 40% and rotate 110 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 2, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste brad, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste skullbag, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers  now and make any adjustments.

Paste the cloud below the tube, resize 70% and place in position.

Paste the tube again between the frame and the paper, mirror it, select the interior of the frame and expand the selection as before, position the tube, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.   Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste chain star below the frame but above the tube, resize 40%, duplicate and resize the duplicate another 80%, place in position erasing the chain above the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste litter music trail below the tube, resize 75% and place in position.  Draw a selection around the top part and hit delete, right click on your tag and “paste as a new layer”.  Move this  piece below the frame and join it back up.

Paste sparkles 3 and place in position.

Paste pearl skull on the top, resize 20% and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”, duplicate a few times and position around the tag.

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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