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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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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 lovely “Steampunk 22” tube from
You can purchase the tube at

The matching kit, also called “Steampunk 22” is from
Kizzed by Kelz
and can be purchased at

You will need mask frame 62 from

Font of choice.




Unless noted, I used a drop shadow of vertical 5, horizontal 0, opacity 85, bur 15.



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

Paste the mask and resize it 25%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper  mask, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Hard Light”, close off the white background, merge visible then re-open the background.

Paste element 50, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow but change the vertical to 15.

Paste element 46, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 105, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 60% and place in position.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 3 into the selection, mirror the main tube and paste it on your canvas, resize 60%, position in the frame, invert the selection and  hit delete, delesect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light”  and apply the drop shadow to the frame.  Draw an oblong selection around the top lamp on element 105 and hit delete, right click on you tag and “paste as a new layer”, bring this piece to the top and join it back up with the main part of the element so it’s above the frame.

Paste element 48, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Undo the mirror on the tube and paste it again, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustment,  then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.








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