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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 tube “Violet Fan” by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Beauty Within” from
A gorgeous kit that can be purchased at

You will need photomask freebie 6 from

Font of choice.





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


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

Paste the mask and resize it 35%.  Go to View – Rulers and check and tick the box. Move the mask up to the top of the canvas and then use your pick tool on the bottom of it to stretch it down until the main part of it is around the 650 mark on the vertical ruler then untick the rules box.   Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste spray 8, resize 80% and move into place.

Pate frame 3, resize 35% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, duplicate,  mirror the copy and move them into place.  Working on the original frame, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 6 into the selection.  Paste the full size tube, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Duplicate the paper you pasted into the frame, mirror the copy and position it below the mirrored frame.  Paste the tube again, this time mirror it, select the interior of the frame and expand the selection as before, position the tube, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to each frame and change the blend mode on the tubes to “Overlay”.

Paste the tube again on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste wordart 4c, resize 80%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 50% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 50%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 22, resize 55% and position below the frames, duplicate, resize the copy another 90% and just below the tube, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 13, resize 45% and position on the left, duplicate twice, resize one copy another 90% and position on the right below element 22,  the second copy another 80% and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 7, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9 on the top, resize 60%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 14, resize 45%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 51b, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81b, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77b, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 12, resize 60% 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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