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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 tube “Furry Friend 4” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Keep In Touch” from
I love the soft colours in this kit.
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask

Font is 




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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste spray 12, resize 90%, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original. 

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

Paste element 84, resize 50%, drag below the tube, duplicate, mirror the copy, drag below the original layer and move both into place.  Select the interior of the left frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and fill with the colour 2b2522 , paste the tube again, position the dog in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.   Repeat the above with the right frame positioning the tube in the frame.  Apply the drop shadow to both frames and lower the opacity of both tubes to around 65.

Paste spray 1, resize 50%, drag below the frame layers and move into place.

Paste element 6, drag up above the right frame, resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 10 above all the frame layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72,  resize 50%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 72b, resize 40%, mirror, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 37, resize 30%, position below elements 72b and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 2, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 5, resize 50%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65 just below the tube, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 18% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12b, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste spray 7 below the tube resize, 70% and move into place.

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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