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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!

My blinkie

My Weather

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 “Dia de Muertos” from
You can purchase the tube at

The matching kit “Day of the Dead” is from
Bella Caribeña
and can be found at

You will need my png mask

Font of choice.



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.

Paste the mask and resize it 65%, select all, float and defloat it, make a new layer, paste paper 2 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element  14 and resize 55%, again select all, float and defloat, make a new layer and paste the same paper into the selection, deselect, delete the original element, move the paper one onto place and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  45, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 126, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  We will work on this element again later.

Paste element  57, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  86, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  107, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  12, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  124, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to  the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  19, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 90% and move into place.

Paste element  72. Resize 85% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  137, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  103, resize 30%, place in position behind  the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  114, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 7%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  21, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  108, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  82, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 17% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  147, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  150, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  68, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  143, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  96, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  71, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  85 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  41,  resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  131, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  149, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Click on the mask layer to activate it, select all, float and defloat it, invert the selection, click on the  house element and hit delete, deselect. 

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










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