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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


AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784


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


My Tubed Art - MTA_F133


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 learning tutorial I used the free tube “Lady Bugs” from
Barbara Jensen.
This adorable tube can be picked up at

The freebie kit “Just a Note” by
Barbara Jensen
also available at

Font is

This is a learning tutorial and teaches the use of shadows and rotation.  The shadow is not put on all the elements, just the ones you want to “pop” out with a 3-D effect; I have stated which ones to use them on.  To apply the shadow,  at the top go to Effects – 3D Effects – Drop shadow and enter the values in my screenshot here and click ok.  Of course you can make the tag without the shadows if you prefer.

Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Copy and paste element 31, resize 70% and move down and to the right.

Paste element 12, resize 45% and position on the right.

Copy and paste element 6, resize 45% and move up and to the left.

Copy and paste element 11, resize 80%, position and apply the drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 22, resize 45%, move up and to the left and apply the drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 25, resize 95% then, at the top,  go to Image – Free rotate and check the boxes “Left” and “90” and click ok, position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 85%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 45%, at the top go to Image – Mirror – Mirror Horizontal, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 70% and rotate to the left as you did before with the settings below then position and apply the shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 60%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 50%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 15%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste wordart 2, resize 80%, position and apply the shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 25%, position and apply the shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, close off the white background and save as a png.  

 Tag without shadows


  1. Excellent tut Viv! Love the screenshots! Thanks for creating this. :*

  2. thank you for such a cute and easy tutorial

  3. Thank you so for the tuts! Beautiful!



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