Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix



Tube of Choice - I'm using the gorgeously cute artwork of Suzanne Woolcott aka Gorjuss

My tagwork for this tube is licensed via the now closed site AMI - so if you'd like to use Suzanne's artwork in your

tags you should purchase it from her own store HERE

Window Tube - HERE - it was shared with me, I have no idea who made it.

If it's you, thank you 'cos it's gorgeous!

Please let me know if you'd like credit or removal from the supplies xx


Pine Cones, Bird, Fireplace - made by Victoria aka Rainbow Coffi

To get these tubes, you'll need to join the forum



They exclusively offer her work for download

and it's wonderful.

Papers of Choice - for "wallpaper" and

also brickwork outside

I'm sorry, I can't share the ones

I used as they're from paid kits.

Improvise with other papers or maybe masks

with brick textures etc.


VDL Adrenaline Snowflakes - ahh, one of my favourite filters lol!

Available directly from the creators HERE 



Open new Image 600 x 600 White Background


Open Window and resize to suit your tag size needs :)


Open your tube, copy, paste, resize and place UNDER

the window tube


Open the Pine Cones, resize Smartsize about 40% twice

Place where liked


Open the bird tube (isn't it cute!)

copy, paste and resize about 40% twice

Place where liked

(I duplicated both the Pine Cones and Bird and mirrored

and place as mine if prefered)


Open FancyFireplace (I love this tube, expect

to see it in my Christmas offerings lol!)

Resize 40% and place under your tube layer

See my tag for placement

(you can add some bits above the fireplace

if you like - get the sizing in perspective too xx)


Take your Selection Tool and draw

out a rectangle that covers the middle of the window

Open your paper that you'd like to use

for the wallpaper

Resize as needed

(ie. if it's a giant pattern, resize

for a more wallpapery look)

Copy and Paste as a New layer

just above the White Background

Selections, Invert, Delete

Selections None


Open your brickwork paper

or brick brush or mask or whatever

you're using for the bricks

Copy and paste as new layer if paper - or apply around

the window (see my tag for the

general idea)

Apply a mask if using brickwork paper

Soften the edges if using brushes

and if you're using a brick mask - well that's

splendid, leave as is!

Make sure this layer is just above the White



Check your tag is taking shape as mine?


Righty-o! on we go...


Time for snow!

Add new Layer above all the others

Go to your VDL Snowflakes

and apply the following settings

Add new Layer

Apply again changing the Random Seed slider

Add new layer

repeat as above

So that's 3 layers of Snow, with a different

random seed setting for each?



Now, let's finish up

Check the layers to see if any need dropshadows

and if they do - add a subtle one to each prefered layer.


Add your name in a font of choice


Add a phrase or wordart if liked as well


Add copyright and license etc


Crop the canvas to your prefered size


Ready to Animate?

Animate the usual way for a 3 layered animation tag

Frame Properties on 30

Animation Properties on White, Opaque

Save as .GIF

Enjoy your new tag

And as December 25th approaches, you can go mad

adding holly leaves, robins or christmassy scraps.

But as it's only October, I'm not lol!


This tutorial was written on 23rd October 2007 by Vix

It is a tutorial based on a tag I made for my friend Missy

in a tag challenge

and any possible similarity to other tag tutorials

that might be available is wholly unintentional and

completely coincidental.

The supplies I share are shared in good faith.

If you see anything used within my tutorials that

you personally know for certain wasn't intended for such usage,

please contact me directly via email to

let me know.

This website is intended for educational/entertainment purposes

NOTHING (unless tutorial supplies

or a tag made personally for you) is to be removed from it.

All of my tutorials are registered with TWI.