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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 the art of
This tube was the November 2011 bonus tube
that I picked as part of my Christmas gift.
You can purchase Anna's tubes at

I used the lovely freebie kit

You will need my mask

Font is

I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.

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

Make a new layer and fill it with black, apply the mask and resize it 85%.

Paste frame E102.  Select the interior of the heart with your magic wand, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

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

Paste paper flowers E1, resize 90% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element feather E1 on the top, resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element string E101, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower E104, resize 35%, mirror and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste rose petals, resize 35%,place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element E101, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments. 

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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