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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 art of
This is tube 40-3 and can be purchased at
Creative Design Outlet.

The kit is “Reverence” from
This is an awesome kit, I loved it!
You can purchase it at

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Paste element 115 and resize 90%.

Paste element 113 and resize 80%.

Paste element 111.   Move these three elements into position. 

Paste element  86, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  31, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 40%, rotate 10 degrees to the right and move into place.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 16 into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame. 

Paste the tube and resize 50%, select all, float and defloat the tube, make a new layer below it and paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the tube, change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity on the paper layer to around 70, close off all layers apart from these two and merge visible, open the closed layers.  Draw an oblong selection around the right hand part of the frame and hit delete, right click and paste “as a new layer”, bring to the top and position above the tube.

Paste element  35, resize 70%, position below the lamp post and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 70% and duplicate, position on copy so a little shows on the right of the frame erasing the stalk that shows, mirror the other copy and position at the top of the frame and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 41 below the tube, resize 25% and mirror, place in position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  10 on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  46, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34a, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2, resize 35%, duplicate, mirror one copy,  place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste word art 2, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  97, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  125, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  126, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40a, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  45, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  54, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.D

Paste element  104, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  129, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  103, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46 again, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  105, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 124, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  90, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  93, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  102, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  76, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  68, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Check your layers now and make any adjustments.  Drag element 105 (the two skulls) above element 93 and do some erasing around the bottle so the skulls are behind it.

Paste element 20, resize 50%, rotate 30 degrees to the left and position below the clock.

Paste the tube again below the butterfly and position so her eye is showing between the wings, draw an oblong selection around her face, it doesn’t matter to much on the size but just above her face to below her mouth is good, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and use your eraser on a lower opacity to rub out any hard edges that show and blend it in the go to Adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask and apply with the Radus set to 2, Strength to 50 and Clipping to 5.

Paste element  99 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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






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