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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 tube “Jasmine” from
You can purchase this lovely girl at

The kit is “Passion and Envy”,
a beautiful new kit from
which you can purchase at

You will need mask 1 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 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 37%, duplicate,  merge the copy down onto the original and move over to the left a little.

Paste spray 20, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste spray 1, resize 70% and move into place.

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

Paste element  43b and resize 50%.  Click with your magic wand anywhere on the canvas outside the element to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the element, open paper 3, mirror it and then paste into the selection, deselect,  apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and position behind the tube. 

Paste element  2, resize 45%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position the original above the merged layer, the copy below it and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  61, resize 30%, position below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  85b above the merged layer, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  99, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  62, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 17, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element  42, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element  95, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  60, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element  101, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  38, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 15% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Drag the mirrored copy of element 60 above the watch and reposition.

Paste element  30, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  105d,resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  92, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  93, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80, resize 13% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  72, resize 25%, duplicate, resize the copy another 90% and rotate it 30 degrees to the left,  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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