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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 pretty tube “Summer Flowers” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Elegant Wanderings” from
This is a lovely kit that can be purchased at

You will need mask 242 by
and my mask

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 26 into the selection, deselect, duplicate the paper and close the top copy off.  Apply my mask to the open copy and resize it 85%.  Open the closed copy and apply Mizteeques’ mask.  Move this mask up a bit, we will come back to it later.

Paste element 73, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 40% and position behind the tower.

Paste element 125, resize 40% and position behind the tower, duplicate, mirror the toy and position it above the tower, apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 41, drag below the tube, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 127, resize 65%, place in position readjusting my mask so the roots to this element are showing at the bottom of the mask and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 95% and move into place.

Paste element 42, resize 20%, change the blend mode to “Soft Light” and move into place (this will show up more when we have worked more on the masks.

Paste element 95, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 20% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 78, duplicate it and close the original,  resize 40% with the box “resize all layers unchecked”, duplicate,  on the bottom copy go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with a radius of 5, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Overlay” and lower the opacity to around 85, merge visible, copy and paste on your tag and position above the tube.

Paste element 92, resize 20%, drag below the tube, duplicate twice and mirror one copy, place in position with the mirrored copy in the middle and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 86, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 116 just above the tube, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81 on the top, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 18%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 15%, position below the strip of grass at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Go back to Misteeques mask and erase the part on the right hand side that is over my mask, just left the bit on the left and around the top.

Paste element 122 above the moon element,  resize 55%, go to my mask and select all, float and defloat the mask, move the element into place, invert the selection and hit delete on it, deselect.

Paste element 132 on the top resize 45% and move into place.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.






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