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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 Enys’s art, available from

I used the fabulous kit “Broken” from
This is the second tutorial I have written with this kit.
You can purchase it from

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste spray 6 and resize 85%.

Paste spray 4 and resize 80%.

Paste element 99, resize 40%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 1, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate frame 7 and resize 50%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 3 into the selection and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste frame 4, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

 Paste element 34, resize 35% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 23, resize 60%, mirror and flip, drag below the merged layer and place in position.  Duplicate, rotate the duplicate 90 degrees to the left and place in position.  Apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 16, resize 30%, rotate 90 degrees to the left and then mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43b, resize 50% and mirror, position on the right above the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81a just below the tube, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 55% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 86, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 2, resize 80%, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 40% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 41, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 20%, drag below element 23, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32a, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the mirrored copy below element 14 above the skull and the original on the top then apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 4, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 91, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.







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