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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

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

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 awesome bonus tube “Torn and Tattered” from
This tube is availabe free with a $9 tube purchase from
until midnight on 16th January.

I used a great steampunk kit called “Punk Me” from
The kit is available at

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 700 x 800 pixels and fill with white.  Make a new layer, select all, open paper 13, flip it then copy and paste into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 33, resize 50%, position towards the top of the mask and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 80% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the wordart, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 8, resize 50% and mirror, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste frame 3, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12 on the top, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 25%, 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.














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