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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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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 tube “In Love” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Love Yourself” from
I love the colours in this kit!
You will find it at

You will need mask 1 (91) from

Font of choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 30%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.  We are going to duplicate this mask at the end and move the copy down so don’t worry about it not fitting the tag for now.

Paste spray 2, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 63, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3b and resize 60%.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 3 into it.  Mirror the tube then paste it on your canvas, position in the largest heart of the frame, invert the selection and hit delete.  Unmirror the tube then paste it again, resize it 70%, position in the smaller heart then deselect.  Erase the part of the smaller tube that overlaps into the bigger heart, change the blend mode on the tubes to “Luminance” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste spray 2b, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element 79a, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 5, resize 65% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 65% and move into place.

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

Paste element 48, resize 45%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element24, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 34%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74b, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror one copy and position behind the tube, position the original copy above the tube and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste word art 3, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 6, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.  Duplicate the mask, drag the copy down so a little shows at the bottom and erase the rest of it.

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





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