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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 used one of my favourite
 Hallowe’en tubes “Pumpkin Pixie” by
Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
You can purchase the tube at

I used a fabulous kit called “Jeepers Creepers” by
This is a huge kit with many more elements than I
have used in my tag in a beautiful colour combination.
The kit can be purchased at

I used two masks in my tag, mask 79 by
and mask 1 from the Halloween 2010 set by
Vix.

I used the font



Please check out my “About my tutorials” if this is the first tutorial of mine that you have followed, thank you.

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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_p6 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply Vaybs’ mask.  Resize 105%.

Now open gemini_jeeperscreepers_p3 and copy.   Again, make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and this time apply Vix’ mask.  Resize 95%.

Open gemini-jeeperscreepers_e34 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 90%.

Open gemini-jeeperscreepers_p8 and copy.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Open gemini_jeepersCreepers_e26 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 70% and rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Drag down below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e13, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place both bows into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e12 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 90%, drag down to just above the merged layer and place in position, erase the part that sticks out at the top above the flags and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e150 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, line up along the bottom edge of the top part of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

 Your tag should be looking something like this now.



Open your tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized my tube 75%.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e7 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 80%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e44 and paste as a new layer.    Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e29 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e21 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35% and duplicate, place both flowers into position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e18 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 85%, place in position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and position on the right,  apply the drop shadow to both layers.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e43 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e6, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.   Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e62 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open Gemini_jeeperscreepers_e30 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e5 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e25 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e2 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e35 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e4 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 37%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e49 and paste as a new layer.    Resize 32% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e23 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 30%, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e22 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position, erase the stalk that is over the first leaf and the hand and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_jeeperscreepers_e52 and paste as a new layer.   Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

















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