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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 tube “Scorcher” from the latest pack 102 from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Blush of Elegance” from
and can also be purchased at

You will need Nae’s
and the mask


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.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 12 into the selection and apply the mask with the “Invert mask data” box checked.    Make another layer, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect and again apply the mask.  Resize each mask 85%.  Draw an oblong selection on the right side of the canvas cutting through the centre of the masks like my screenshot below and hit delete on the black mask,  invert the selection and again hit delete but this time on the pink mask, deselect.  Don’t worry about this being two exact as you will be able to move the mask around as the join will be covered by the tube and elements.





Paste the main tube, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 77% and position behind the tube.

Paste element 6, resize 70% and rotate 35 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste elemmet 38, resize 70% and rotate 35 degrees to the right also, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 30%, position behind the ribbon and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 9 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 30, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 2, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 25%., place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 25% and rotate 15 degrees to the left, 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.

Open the closer up tube, pick your layers, then copy merged and paste as a new image in your Paint Shop, mirror it and apply the 20-20 mask, paste on your main canvas below the broken glass element,  resize 80% and move into place, erase around the bottom of the tube that shows below the bow then lower the opacity on your eraser and dab around the edge of her  head to blend her in a bit.





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