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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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My Licenses

Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

LDS_584

AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreaming with Bella - DWB1607

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

MTA-1337

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


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In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Heart Shaped Box” from
The tube is available for purchase at

The kit is “Pretty Pink Poison” from
I loved the take on this kit!
You can purchase it at

You will need me mask

Font of choice.





I used  drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 15.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 32 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Paste element 65, resize 60% and place in position.  Go back to the mask, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection and hit delete on the element, deselect, change the blend mode on the element to “Overlay” and merge it down onto the mask.

Paste element 85, resize 40% and move down to the bottom of the mask.

Paste element 92, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 40% and mirror, drag below the castle and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the copy and position it on the left, apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste the tube on the top, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 20% and mirror, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 40%, duplicate and mirror the  copy, place in position erasing any part that overlaps and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 17, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 8%, drag below the skulls, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 126, resize 30% and place in position.

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.











In this tutorial I used the beautiful tube “Winter” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Newsprint Echoes” from
and you can purchase it at

You will need my mask

You will also need the mask

Font of choice.





I used a soft drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.  Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 32 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 32, resize 30%, place in position and change the blend mode to “Soft light”.

Paste element 6, resize 30% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and change the blend mode to “Soft Light”.

Paste element 115, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the main tube, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 161, resize 55%, drag below the tube,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 50%, duplicate and resize the copy another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Copy the close up tube and paste it “As a new image” then mirror it and resize it 35% with the box “Resize all layers” checked, apply the 20.20 mask and paste it on your canvas behind the main tube.   Duplicate this masked tube, on the original copy go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with the Radius set to 5 and lower the opacity of the top copy to around 65.

Paste element 137, resize 20% and position on the left, duplicate and position this copy just to the right of the tube, duplicate again, rotate this copy 90 degrees to the left and move it further to the right.

Paste element 163, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 25%, position below the car and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Paste element 68, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 23, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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












In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Candy Cane” from
This is a bonus tube available at
Creative Design Outlet 
and is totally free if you purchase Barbara's Pack 7
or any tubes by Barbara to the value of $10 from the store.
Offer ends 31st December, 2107.

The kit is “Classy Christmas” from
and can also be purchased at

I used Christmas Mask 2 from

Font is 





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 55%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 25, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 35% and position at the top, duplicate and position on the right, duplicate again, mirror this copy and position it on the left then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 61, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 7, resize 50% and place in position.   Use your freehand selection tool set on point to point with feather set to 0 and draw a rough circle through the centre of the frame, make a new layer below the frame and fill with black.    Paste the tube, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, lower the opacity on the tube to around 65 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube again, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, drag below the main tube and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the copy and move over to the right.

Paste element 2, resize 30% and position on the right, duplicate, resize the copy another 90% and position on the left below the copy of element 50 there, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 15, resize 25%, position just below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60 on the top, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, 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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The tutorials are, unless otherwise stated, my idea and written by me, any similarity to any other tutorial is entirely coincidental. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any material on this blog, without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Vivienne and Vivienne's Paintbox with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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