Welcome to Tutorials by Vaybs
Here you find all my tag tutorials using Paint Shop Pro (I use PSPX) and Animation Shop 3.
They're all made with FTU elements ;) And if I'm doing my job right you might pick up a few new ideas and tricks on the way.
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Layout tag is made with my Betsys Paradise Dream kit ;)
Have fun!!

25 Oct 2008

Among The Flowers

This tutrial is written by me using PSP 10 and Animation Shop 3
Any similarities to other tutorials is purely coincidental and unintentional.
All materials and tubes used are copyright to their respective owners.


My mask and circle wordart hereThe cardboard tag is here
My Flower Power scrap kit is here
The Doodles are here

Licensed artist work is by Joel Adams

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Constellation

Lets start

First of I don't write about adding drop shadows, I take it you do
that on your own as you go along.

Open a new canvas 600x600 flood fill white

Add the green paper from the scrapkit as a new layer
Open the mask and add it to the green background
(Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image)
Merge group and resize to 95%

Add the doodle you wanna use place it behind the mask layer
move it to fit as you like. Merge down the doodle layers.
If you wanna color it like mine, here's how:
First make it grey:
Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Hue/Saturation/Lightness
Hue - 12
Saturation - 0
Lightness - 45

Then add color
Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize
Hue - 85
Saturation - 140
Then lower opacity to 55%

Add the Flower frame 1
Add the tube of your choise, resize as needed
Below the tube layer you add the decor like:
the circle wordart.
a cardboard tag, resized 45%
the dotted heart, resized 50%
an envelope, resized 35%

Bow 1, resized 60% then 80%
a name tag, resized 70%, mirrored
both the butterflies, resized 30% and a bit more on some,
and duplicated to as many as you'd like.

Use the Pick tool (K) to move the decor as you like it, and
tilt it to the left or right.
With resizing and tilting/rotating, images get more blury,
to fix them up, go to Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask
Radius - 10
Stength - 40
Clipping - 20

Now have you remembered to add drop shadows?
if not, then now's the time for it ;)

To add stars, duplicate the mask layer 2 times
Add Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Constellation
Settings - Bling Bling
2 - 25 - 1 - 4 - 100 - 75
(Keep original image)
Just hit the Random Seed button to change positions
for the next 2 mask layers.

Add the name you'd like on the tag (I used Fortunaschwein font)
And we're ready to animate
close 2 of the mask layers, merge visible,
copy and paste as new animation in Ani Shop 3,
back in PSP, open the next mask layer, and close the used one.

Merge visible, copy and paste after current in ani shop 3,
do the same with the third mask.
Save it
And you're done!!

Thanks for trying it out, and hope you've had fun!!
Any Questions, jsut leave them below
I'd love to see what you've made of this.

Tutorials are © Tutorials by Vaybs


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 27 Oct [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 28 Oct [UK 02:00am, OZ 01:00pm] ).

  2. Thanks Vaybs,
    I just seen this older tut of yours, it's adorable and I thank you for keeping up the supplies for it:)


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