Angel Ring Tag

This tutorial was created for some friends of mine who wanted to begin learning more about PSP.  It is intended for beginners to learn how to use filters.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I used Paint Shop Pro 8, but the steps used may also be done in Version 7 or 6.  You may download a free trial at Jasc.

This tutorial uses only the filters that come with PSP, and a tube of your choice.

1.  Open up the tube that you want to use. On keyboard, press Shift +D, to duplicate the tube.  Close the original.

2.  Resize your tube so that the largest dimension is no more than 350 pixels.  In top menu, click Image > Resize.  Set size to pixels, and set largest dimension to 350.  Check all layers.

3.  In top menu, click Image > Canvas Size.  and change width & height to 500.

4.  In the Layer Palette, right-click on layer and choose duplicate.  Now you have 2 layers of your tube.

5.  In the Layer Palette, click on the bottom layer of your tube to highlight it/activate it.

6.  In top menu, click on Effects > Reflection Effects > Kaleidoscope.  Apply these settings:  Horizontal, vertical, and rotation angle = 0, scale factor = -50, number of petals = 6, number of orbits = 0, radial suction = 0, edge mode = Reflect

7.  Still on the same layer, in top menu click Image > Resize.  Set dimensions to percent, resize to 80, UNCHECK all layers.

8.  We will make this tag transparent, with no background.  So in top menu, click Layers > Merge > Merge Visible.

9.  In top menu, click Image > Resize.  Set to pixel, set width & height to 275.  (I find that 275 pixels is a good size for a sig tag).  CHECK resize all layers.

10.  Save this as a psp file, so that you can add names to it later. 

And there's your tag.

For my tag above, I chose a font and picked a dark color from the image.  Set the font size at 48 - 72 (depends on font you used).  After typing my name I added a drop shadow:  Image > Effects > Drop Shadow, with these settings:  Horizontal & vertical = 1, opacity = 100, blur = 2, and color = black.


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