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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 tube “Chilling” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the beautiful kit “Measure Up” from
As usual with Dee’s kits, this one is packed full of
gorgeous elements, papers, sprays and wordarts
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 2_M2 from
and my mask

Font is




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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by750 and pixels and fill with white.

Paste Fran’s mask and resize it 45%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

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

Paste spray 2, resize 80%, move over to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 25%, move into position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 5, resize 70%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 97, resize 35%, drag below elements 94 and 99, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pastes element 90, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 106, resize 70% and rotate 90 degrees to the right.  Duplicate and position both copies on the right, duplicate again, mirror and flip this copy and position it on the left then apply the drop shadow to all copies.

Paste element 83, resize 30% and position on the left, duplicate, mirror and flip the copy and position it on the right then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 7, resize 50%, duplicate, position one copy on the left below element 106 and the copy position on the right above element 83 then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 75, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, position on the right just below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2,  resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 45% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the copt, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again just above the glitter layer, resize it 80%, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and place in position.  Click on my mask layer to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection,  hit delete on the mask and deselect.   Open your erasure, set the size to 50 and the opacity to 10 and dab around any hard edges on the tube to blend them into the masks.

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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