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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 “Cute Photographer” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Romantic Photos” from
You will find it at

You will need mask 2 from set 2 by

Font of choice.




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.

Paste the mask and resize it 43%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 19 into the selection, deselect, change the blend mode on the paper mask to “Hard Light”, close off the white background layer, merge visble then re-open the background layer.

Paste frame 3 and resize it 35%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and fill with the colour 282828, paste the close up tube, resize 55%, position in the frame, invert the selection,  hit delete and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 70, close off the white background and merged mask layers and again merge visible then open the closed layers.

Paste element 72, resize 30% and apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and move into place.

Paste element 126, resize 35%, duplicate, merge the copy down on the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the main tube, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 114, resize 45% and mirror, position behind the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 25%, position behind element 114 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.


Paste element 3 just below the tube,  resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pates element 44, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 60, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 35%, duplicate, place in position erasing the part of the copy that overlaps with the original and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 124, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, 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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