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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 gorgeous tube “Baby Seal” by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Beachy Winter Dream” from
You can purchase the tube at

You will need Winter Mask 1 from

For the animation, you will need Animation Shop and my

Font is





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.

Open a new transparent canvas 775 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 31 into the selection,  deselect,  open the mask, mirror it and apply to the paper. 

Paste element 117, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 35% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 38 in the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

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

Paste element 161, resize 65%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 159, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 160, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 124, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, 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 182, resize 80% and place in position.

Pate element 180, resize 60% and position just above the basket, duplicate, bring the copy to the top, resize another 70% and mirror and position in front of the tube.

Paste element 110, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 121, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag and add your copyright information and text.   If you are not proceeding with the animation, save on a transparent background as a png.



Animation:

Close off all your layers up to and including the paper below the frame, right click and merge visible.  Close this merged layer, open the previously closed layers and again merge visible.  Copy this bottom merged layer and paste in Animation Shop “As a new animation”.  Open the snow animation, you will see it has 10 frames so you need to duplicate your merged tag layer until that too has 10 frames.  Select all the snow frames and copy them, right click on the tag, go to “Paste into selected frame” and paste the snow onto the paper.    Back in PSP close off the bottom merged layer, open the top one and copy it, paste in Animation Shop “As a new animation”, duplicate it until  you have 10 copies and then select, copy and paste them on the tag as before. 

When you are done, run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.








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