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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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My Licenses

Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

LDS_584

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

Dreaming with Bella - DWB1607

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 awesome art of
I just love Enys’ work!
This is tube 42-1 and you can purchase it at

The kit is “Timeless Obscurity” from
I consider this kit to be a masterpiece!
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask

Font is




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.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 15 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 89, resize 50%, go back to the mask layer, select all, float and defloat the mask and then invert the selection,  move the element into position over the mask then hit delete, deselect and merge the element down onto the mask.

Paste element 160, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 128, resize 40% and move into place.

Paste element 106, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste the tube, resize 45, duplicate, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Soft Light” and lower the opacity on it to around 80, merge that copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 13, resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it, paste paper 8 into the selection and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and position behind the tube.

Paste element 118, resize 40%, position behind the  frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 173, resize 40% and duplicate, position one copy behind the arm and one above the frame.

Paste element 27, resize 20%, position below the arm and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element 84, resize 80%, position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 97, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 96, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 127, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 132, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 163, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 158. Resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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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