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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

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AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

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Garv - KG2307

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My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

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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

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In this tutorial I used another fabulous cat from
I just love these cats!
You can purchase the tubes at

The kit is “Treasure Island” from
This awesome freebie kit can be found

I used mask 63 from Simone at
and mask 3 from set 158 from

Font is



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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, duplicate and close off the copy, deselect, apply Simone’s mask and resize 95%.  Open the closed copy of the paper, apply Rachel’s mask and resize 80%.

Paste element 12, resize 85%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 70%, drag below the tree and place in position.

Paste frame 5 on the top, resize 55% and rotate 70 degrees to the right.  Select the interior of the element with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 4 into the selection.  Paste the tube, position so his eye is in the top, right hand corner, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 64, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube again, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 65%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 50%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 60%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 44 on the top, resize 15% and position on the left, duplicate, drag the copy down and position below the barrels on the right, duplicate the original copy again, duplicate it and position in front of the tube.

Paste element 41, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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.










In this tutorial I used the awesome tube “Bear” from
Bear is just gorgeous!
You can purchase him at

I used the kit “Just Be Cos” from
This is the second tutorial I have written with this
awesome kit which you can purchase at

I used mask 66 from

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.



Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 6 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize it 95% and mirror it.

Paste element 42 and resize 50%.  Click anywhere on the canvas outside of the element to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 5, make a new layer below the element, paste paper 6 into the selection and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste spray 14, resize 60%, drag below the merged layer, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 52a, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 36, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 6, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 65%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24b, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 13, resize 65% and duplicate twice, mirror one copy and position just above the fence, position one below the tube,  resize the third copy 90% and position on the top.   Use your eraser, size 100 and opacity 10 to dab around the ends of the top copy to blend it in. 

Paste element 38, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3b, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste elements, 25, 26, 27 and 28, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each. 

Paste spray 10, resize 65% and position below the tube.

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.











In this tutorial I used a fantastic freebie kit
Jenny's Nightmare
 from
Graphics of Fantasy!
This is a really awesome kit.
I used no tube, apart from the mask, everything in the
tag comes from the kit.
You can get it

You will need my mask
0032.

Font is




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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.  Make a new layer, select all, pate paper 6 into the selection, deselect, apply my mask and resize 80%.

Paste element 37, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 60% and place in position.  Apply the drop shadow making sure the “Shadow on a new layer” box is checked, then on the shadow, go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with the radius set to 10.

Paste element 73, resize 50% and position on the right of the castle.  Duplicate, resize the copy another 90% and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to both.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 25%, position on the castle and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 94, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 90%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 75, resize 50%, position between the two copies of element 56 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 30% and mirror, position below element 75 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70, resize, 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 25% and duplicate.  Position one copy below the pumpkins, mirror the second copy and position on the top, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 2, resize 12%, position on the top and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 7, resize 70% and place in position.

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










 In this tutorial I used the pretty tube “Kourtney” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “One Fine Day” from
The kit can be found at
Pink Paradox’ store.

You will need mask 0573 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal  5, opacity 45, blur 10.



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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 20 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask with the “Invert mask data” box checked and resize 90%.

Paste frame 2 and resize 40%.  Select the interior part of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 15, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 7 into the selection and deselect.    Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste element 105, resize 85% and move into position.

Paste element 104, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76, resize 35% and position on the left of the window, duplicate, resize the copy another 65% and position on the right then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 99, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 88, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 15%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98, resizes 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 12% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resixe 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 50% and place in position.

Paste element 53, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39 on the top, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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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