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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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Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

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PSP Project - TPP01390

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Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

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Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

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In this tutorial I used the awesome tube “American Gothic” from
This tube is from the lates pack 95 and can be purchased at

The kit is “Gradually Fading” from
This is the second tutorial I have written with this fabulous kit
which you will find at

You will need mask 243 from
and my mask

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect and duplicate the paper, apply my mask to the original and Mizteeques to the copy.   Move my mask over a little to the left, resize Mizteeques mask 85% and move it down and to the right.

Paste the tube, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 55% and mirror, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 30%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 60 on the top, resize 66%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 35%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position both behind the tube and apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste element 28 above the tube, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99 on the top, resize 15%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 87, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 30% and position behind the book.

Paste element 30, resize 17% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your  layers and make any adjustments.

Pate element 78, resize 60% and position along the bottom edge of the grasses cluster but above the rose. 

Paste element 109, resize 35% and position above the mushrooms.

Paste element 57 above the masks,  place in position erasing the bottom of the post, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and lower the opacity to around 55.  Click on my mask to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, go back to the clock, inver the selection and hit delete, deselect.t

Paste element 75, resize 60% and place in position.

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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