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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 “Halloween Witch” by
You can purchase the tube at

The matched kit is “Halloween Magic” from
You will find the kit at

You will need 4hwmask2 (2) from

Font of choice.





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


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

Paste the mask, resize 17% and mirror, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste the tube, resize 33% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 9, resize 25% and position behind the tube.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and fill with colour 242222, paste the tube mirrored, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect. Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 55 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 68, resize 50% and move into place, apply the drop shadow, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and change the blend mode to “Soft Light”.

Paste element 108, resize 60%, position behind the frame layers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 50%, place in position, apply the drop shadow and change the blend mode to “Lumianance (Legacy)”.

Paste element 10, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2 above the frame and cobweb layers, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 119, resize 30%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element 109 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 50% and position behind element 109.

Paste element 42, resize 25% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8 on the top, resize 15% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 40%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 40, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 103, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 104, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 7%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers 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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