Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix



Tube of Choice - For this tut I am using

Artwork © Sara Butcher

In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from


 If you don't wish to purchase it, please feel free to use a different tube/image.


For this tut, I'm not supplying anything - this one is

for you to rummage through your files and folders and find...

Preset Shape of Choice

Bow of Choice

Flower Accents of Choice

Butterfly tube of Choice

DoodleArt of Choice

Filters needed

Mura Meister Copies

Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow


Take your Shape of choice

I'm using a heart by Mz Kels - I've used in my other

tuts before, so if you want this one

go to my Blues and Twos tut and get the link from there


Foreground Null, Background on a colour of choice

Don't worry about Line Width - it doesn't apply


If using another shape - change

to foreground or background colour

as needed and Line Width on 14.00


Draw out the shape

Objects, Align, Centre in Canvas

Convert to Raster


Choose a second colour

Type out your word

Size between 20 - 40 as liked

Convert to Raster


Add a subtle shadow and

duplicate the word layer to total 3 layers


Now back to the shape layer

Click inside with Magic Wand

Selections, Modify, Expand by 4 or 5

Keep Selected for the next few steps

Make sure your word layer/s are below your shape layer


Go to the first word layer

Apply the following Mura Meister's Copies

on Wallpaper (Perspective)

Default Settings

See the dropdown menus

The top one

Drop down where it says Random

and select Random

It will move the placements of words


Keep doing that till you're happy with

the placement

and then OK


Do this for the 2 other word layers moving

the placement of the words each time


Add a New Layer below the word layers

and floodfill with a light gradient or very light colour

to compliment the heart and words


Apply a texture if liked too - I used

one from Filters Unlimited 2 - Paper Textures


Selections None


Open a Flower corner of choice

I am using Rainbow Coffi's ForgetMeNotAccents

(again - 'cos I love them!)

Copy and Paste and place at the top of the heart




Add a dropshadow to both flower corners

and then Merge them together


Open a bow of choice

Colourize if needed

Resize too

Copy and Paste

and place as mine


Open your butterfly of choice

Resize and colourize if needed

Copy and Paste

Place as mine


add shadows where needed


Open the tube you've chosen to use

Copy and Paste

Place as mine

Add dropshadow of choice


Back to the heart layer

apply Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow

Glow Width 3.00

Soften Corners 0

Opacity 100


Repeat the subtle dropshadow you

used for the elements


If you are using a doodle

copy and paste just above the white background

(I used one of Melissa's SE Doodles - se_doodleart6, but I can't share it - sorry)

Place where looks best




Flip if liked

Merge the doodle layers together


Crop the canvas now and add copyright info


Add your name in a font of choice

Repeat the Gradient Glow and Shadow as before

Place to the right of the tag


Now, animate the tag the usual way for a three framed animation

Change the Animation Properties to Opaque, White

and the Frame Properties 45

Save as .GIF

That's it - all done xx


On the 2nd example, I typed out the word

but duplicated it a couple of times

on the same layer

then I duplicated this layer twice

and applied the Mura's at this point.

Result - lots more words lol!

I also used 3 flower clusters (again, by Rainbow Coffi)

and used butterflies instead of bows

This tutorial was written on 29th March 2008 by Vix

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

any potential similarities to other tag tutorials that

may be available is wholly unintended and completely coincidental.

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.

Links to supply sites are added either through necessity or courtesy.

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