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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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In this tutorial I have again used the fabulous art of Barbara Jensen,
for which you need a license, available here.

I used an awesome new kit called “Bleeding Heart” by
Gemini Creationz.
This is an amazing kit packed with goodies for all your gothic needs!
Check out Vicki's blog here for info on where to purchase the kit.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 565, here.

Font is Buffied, here.




 
Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will look a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow of vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 80, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 550 pixels and floodfill with white.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_p3 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask, resize 90%.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e28 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65% and position in the bottom, left hand corner.  Duplicate, flip and mirror the duplicate and position in the top, left hand corner.  Apply the drop shadow to both elements.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e37 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, move to the right and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_Toxic-Splatter2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your main tube, paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place in position but don’t apply the shadow yet.  If you are using one of Barbara’s layered tubes, duplicate and close the original, make your layer options and copy merged. 

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e43 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, drag down below the tube and place in position.  Select the interior with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_p1 and copy.  Make a new layer below e43 and paste the paper into the selection, do not deselect.

Open your tube again or the close up if you have one and paste as a new layer, position in the selection, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess tube, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and the tube and change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light”.

Check the positions of your layers so far and make any necessary adjustments.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e55 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, make sure its just below the main tube, place in position in the bottom, right hand corner and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e23 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 60% and place in position.  No shadow as it just goes too dark.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e8 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e2 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e11 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 75%, position towards the bottom, left hadn side and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e50 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e62 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e29 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 45%, drag down below the previous layer, e62, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Gemini_bleedingheart_e26, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 70% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e54 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e57 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e34 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e20 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e27 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_bleedingheart_e51 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right.  Duplicate and mirror the duplicate.  Place both butterflies into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments, in particular make sure your main tube is in position.

Go back to your main tube and duplicate it.  Apply the drop shadow to the bottom original layer and change the blend mode on the top copy to “Hard Light”.

 When you are done, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed writing it.  If you have any questions, please email me here and don't forget to send me your result, I love to see them and include them in the gallery!!

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