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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 art of
You need a license to use Vinegar’s art, now available at

I kit is “Radiant Frost” from
This republished kit is part of a double kit pack called
“Xmassy 1”
and can be purchased at

Mask is (2015) 4 from

Font of choice.



Unless otherwise stated, I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask as a new layer and resize it 22%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 20 and resize 40%.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it, open paper 10, flip it, copy it, paste it into the selection and deselect.   Apply a drop shadow to the frame of vertical and horizontal 0, opacity 100 and blur 15 then merge the frame down onto the paper and position it on the left.

Paste the tube, resizes 60% and position on the merged layer with her head just above the top of the frame then use your Pick tool to stretch the merged layer down longer so it’s just a bit longer than the tube (the Pick tool blurs a little so be sure to sharpen it up after).    Duplicate the merged layer, resize the copy 90% and mirror it, duplicate the tube, resize the tube also 90% and mirror it, position the copies on the right and apply the drop shadow to both tubes (remember to change the settings).

Paste element 6 and rotate 90 degrees to the left, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 5, resize 65%, duplicate, mirror and flip the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 8, resize 70% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 55% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 23, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 25% and rotate 50 degrees to the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, drag below both copies of element 9, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 2 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22a, resize 25% and rotate 70 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste element 13, resize 25%, drag below element 5, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 27, resize 35% and duplicate three times times, resize of the copies another 80% and duplicate that three times.  Place in position just above the mask and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 3, resize 5%, go to Adust _ Blur – Gaussian blur and apply with the radius set to 30.  Duplicate, drag down and position on copy along the bottom of each tube.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.










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