Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix





Tube/s of your Choice - I'm using a gorgeous new freebie from Zindy Nielsen - thank you Zindy, it's lovely xx

Go HERE if you'd like to obtain it and please read all the TOU for Zindy's free images

before you use it.  If you've purchased Zindy's work from her shop you need to use

your personal ZZT number (like I did) but if you've never purchased from her,

please read what to do at the linked site above.


My Wordart - HERE, HERE and HERE

Please do not use these wordarts for any other purpose other

than your tag making.  Don't use it for tut supplies, making templates for redistribution, scrapkit elements etc

I purchased the CU glitters ages ago and although freebies are allowed with it, please don't take my

work and make it your own.

Thank you xx


Mura Meister Cloud


Eye Candy 4000 Corona


Eye Candy 4000 Marble Colour Dot


Additional elements if liked (optional)


Font of Choice



Open a New Image in PSP - 600 x 600 pixels

or smaller if you'd prefer


Add New Layer

Floodfill White

Leave for now :)



Open a New Image

150 Width and 375 height

Floodfill Black


Selections, All

Selections, Modify, Contract by 10

Hit Delete

Selections None


Edit, Copy


and back the White Large Canvas


Edit, Paste as a New Layer


It should position it reasonably centrally - which is nice :)


Close the Black frame image you just made seperately, you don't need it anymore


On our working canvas then...

Duplicate the Frame layer

Have your Materials Palette (the colour boxes)

Foreground on Black

and Background on White

Click inside the bottom frame layer

with Magic Wand

Selections, Modify Expand by 4


on a new Layer below the frame

Apply Mura Meister Clouds

on the default setting


Take your Tube

Paste as a New Layer above

the Clouds layer

Selections Invert

and hit Delete on the tube layer

Selections None

Apply a dropshadow to the tube layer of

2, 2, 45.00, 5.00, Black

This shadow doesn't show up outside the frame layer

so no extra deletion needed :)

and finally

on the Frame layer

Eye Candy 4000 Corona

on the default settings


Change the corona colour to one that

compliments your theme

OK to Apply


Then on the Top Frame

Click inside

Selections, Modify, Expand by 4 as before


don't invert

Simply go to the Corona layer

and hit Delete

Selections None



On this top frame layer






All Layers NOT ticked

Once you've shrunk this copy

Move it across the tag canvas to the left (see mine for ref)


Duplicate this smaller frame layer



Once you've got them placed as mine

Move them down the Layer Palette so that

they are below all the layers except the White Background


Duplicate each frame

and repeat the above process of new layer, Cloud, Tube, Invert Delete tube etc

and apply Corona to each of the bottom frame duplicates and delete the

inner part using the top frame as the guide

Use different sections of the same tube


use three different tubes (same artist natch!)


You can adjust the Amount of Cloud and the Random Seed of Corona each time

before you apply if liked.

Careful how far over you are or Corona will touch the size

of the canvas and we don't want that

If this happens, Undo, and either reduce the Corona size

or take your eraser and remove the bits that touch the side.


So, when you're done, you'll have a tag that looks quite like my one?


Right, on we go...


Now, on the TOP copy of each of the frames

Eye Candy 4000 Marble

and look for the setting called

Sharp Calcite Veins


Change the Bedrock colour to Black


the Vein colour, you can either change to White


to a colour that will suit your tag

Do this by clicking

the Vein Colour itself

and the Colour Wheel will come up so you can

choose a colour in there

I used lary Orange lol!

OK to Apply

and do this process for each of the top frame layers

Hit Random Seed a couple of times before you

apply for some variety


If you're an animated tag fan, you can use this method

on a three layer animated tag, just duplicate each of the top

frames three times

and apply different Random seeds of Marble to each set of three

You could also do this with Corona too :)



Right then

I chose to apply the smaller version of the tube

to the tag as well as it had

some nice little extras like pumpkins and a tree and pusscat etc

But this is optional

You could also add additional elements at this point too - I used one of Rac's

Lady Pumpkin's pumpkins in my 2nd example

Apply the same shadow as used for the inner tubes when you're done

Now, also apply this shadow to the Marble versions of

the frames (don't add it to the Corona'ed ones)

And now

on each of the Coroned frames - apply Colour Dot

on the default Settings

90, 2, 255, 255, 255

Move all three of the Corona frames

down the Layer Palette so they are just above

the White Background


Open my wordart

Choose which one to use

Paste and Position

No need to shadow :)

and add any extra wording you'd like

In my 2nd tag, I used "Let your Pumpkins do the talking this"

and then used one of my wordarts to finish off lol!

Add your name where you'd like

Now add your artist copyright info

and Crop the canvas size

Delete the Background

and save your work as a transparent PNG for best quality

On this 2nd example I also added a pixel font

saying Happy Hallowe'en

I then used Mura Meister Copies on Tiling with a Tile Gap of 2, dropshadowed it

and then applied a favourite mask to the layer

This tutorial was written on 22nd October 2009 by Vix

It is a tutorial based on a tag of my own design created

this morning and

any potential similarities to other tag tutorials that

may be available is wholly unintended and completely coincidental.

Any items supplied to use to create your own tag with this tutorial are supplied

in good faith - if I have used something not intended

for usage in this way, please contact me via email.

Any items created by me for the purposes of this tutorial MAY NOT be used in

any other tag tutorials, nor as layers in templates or as scrapkit elements. If in doubt, don't use it.

Links to tube/scrap blogs or sites are added either through necessity or creator courtesy,

and it is entirely up to the individual (ie. You!) if you choose to visit these sites and/or download/purchase from them.

Scraps used in my tutorials that I've obtained from PTU purchased scrap kits are NOT supplied

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