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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

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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 “Ultramarine” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Oceanic Vengeance” from
This is an awesome kit that you can purchase at
Pink Paradox’ store.

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 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Open the mask and flip it. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste paper 43 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask then resize it 95%.

Paste element 224 and resize it 55%.

Paste element 214, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 142, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  You may need to erase a bit of the bottom left hand corner.

Paste element 124, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 14, resize 27% , rotate 90 degrees to the left and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 48 into the selection, paste the full size tube, resize it 60% and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube again, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 199, resize 25%, position on the frame below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37 and resize 45%, position in the middle of the tag, duplicate, mirror this copy, erase the end skull on the left then move it down and position on the left, duplicate this copy, mirror it and position it on the right then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 74, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 15% and mirror,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 38, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 199 again, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 222 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 12%, place in position on the left, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the right below the tube then apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 117 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 15%, 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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