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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 lovely tube “Brittany” from
The tube comes with many colour options and is available at
Pics for Design.

The kit is “Sexy Steampunk” form
Bella Caribeña
and can be purchased at

You will need mask 242 by
Mizteeque
and my mask






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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect, duplicate the paper and close the top copy off,  apply my mask to the open copy, resize it 85% and mirror it.  Open the closed copy,  apply Mizteeques’ mask and move it over a little to the left.

Paste element  23, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  14, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  64, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  5, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  83, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  86, resize 25%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  15, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  31, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  41, resize 55% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  90, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  89, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  35, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  74, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  33, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize 20%, position just above the tube, duplicate, 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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