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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 115-3 from
Anna Liwanag.
This is a beautiful tube that comes with several colour options
and can be purchased at

The kit is “Forgiveness” from
Another stunning kit from Dee packed full of goodies available at

You will need mask 4 flowermask (3) from

For the animation you will need Animation Shop and
the freebie rain animation from

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 15.



Open a new transparent canvs 750 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask, resize it 25% and mirror it.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect,  duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original and delete  the original black mask layer.

Paste element 23, resize 40% and move into place.   Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 1 into the selection, open the tube, mirror it and paste on your canvas, resize 55% and position in the element, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect,  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance and duplicate it, on the original copy go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with a radius of 10, lower the opacity on the top copy to around 70 and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element  39, resize 60%, move below the window layers,  mirror and duplicate and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  21, resize 50%, position between the two copies of element 39 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48, resize 50%, position below the window layers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 2, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 10, resize 60% and position below the tube.

Paste element 24, resize 10%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element  51, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  88, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  92, resize 60%, position to the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54b, resize 50%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element  41, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48 again, resize 20%, position on the left, duplicate, mirror the copy and rotate it 30 degrees to the right, position on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  27 above the tube, resize 10% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  81, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  82, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  59, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71, paste element  15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  42. Resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  61b, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror one copy, position the mirrored copy on the right and the original copy above the word art, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  7 on the top, resize 8% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  53, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  52, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element s 99, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  100, resize 15% and rotate 20 degree to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag and add your copyright information and text.


ANIMATION:

Starting at the bottom, close off all layers up to the tube which is inside the window element and merge visible, close off this merged layer, open the previously closed ones and again merge visible.

Open the rain animation in AS and resize it 30%. 

Copy your bottom merged layer and paste it in AS as “a new animation” then duplicate it until you have 15 frames which is the same as the rain animation.  Select all the rain animation frames, copy them and paste them on the tube on your tag.  Now copy your top merged layer from Paint Shop, paste in AS  “as a new animation”, duplicate it a before, select all the frames, copy them and again paste on your tag. 

Run your animation through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.





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