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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 work with tubes and basic flood filling. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
This tutorial uses tubes that I have made, but you may use any tube you want. The bear tube is a tube that I made from a tutorial. Click on the link to download the tube. Download Tubes
You will also need a valentine
font. You can find some valentine fonts here.
To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro. I used Paint Shop Pro 7.0 . You may download a free trial at Jasc.
You will also need the Art Texture plugin from Ulead. You may download that here.
Before we begin, you might want to study the PSP tool bars. I have labeled the tools on another page. Click on the link and it will open a new page. You may want to keep this page open while you work on the tutorial, to refer to the names now and then. PSP Tools
Remember to save as a psp file often!
Now that you have studied the tools, let's begin!
1. Click New File in the
top menu bar. Enter these settings: width=175,
2. Change the Foreground color to #FFFF40 and the Background color to #AE3030.
6. There is a handle that is connected to the center, like a radius. Place the cursor over that handle and you get some rotate cursors. Hold the left mouse button down and rotate the heart by moving the cursor up and down. Rotate it as much as you would like. See my picture below.
7. Right-click on Layer 2 (the heart layer) and click convert to raster layer. In top menu bar, click File--Save As. Set file type to paint shop pro (.psp or .tub).
8. In the left tool menu, choose the magic wand. Click on the yellow edge of the heart.
9. In the top menu bar, Click Effects--Plugin--Ulead--Art Texture. Choose one of the gold settings and click ok. (Click Edit--#5--ok--#6--ok)
10. In the top menu bar, click Effects--blur--Gaussian blur. Set radius to 1.00 and click apply.
12. In the left tool bar, choose the spray paint tool. In the Tool Options box, apply these settings: shape = round, size = 250, hardness = 20, Opacity = 80, Step = 100, Density = 25. SAVE
14. In the Tool Options box, change the opacity to 50. Background color to #AE3030. Place cursor over center of heart. RIGHT-click 5 times to spray red.
15. In top menu bar, click Effects--3D Effects--Inner Bevel. Apply these settings: Bevel = pie, width = 20, smoothness = 40, depth = 2, ambience = 0, shininess = 10, color = white, angle = 315, intensity = 50, and elevation = 27. Deselect (Selections--none). SAVE
17. So you should have a blank layer 1 on bottom, layer 2 (heart) in middle, and layer 3 (bear) on top. Check the Layer Palette to make sure this is the order. Right-click on Layer 3 (bear) and choose duplicate layer. Click on the copy of layer 3 in the Layer Palette to activate it. In The top menu bar, click Effects--3D Effects--Drop Shadow and apply these settings: V=2, H=-2, Opacity = 60, blur =25, and color = black. Click Apply.
21. click on the arrow between the foreground box and the background box to switch the colors.
23. In the left tool bar, choose the text tool. Choose the font that you wish to use and the size that you wish to use. Change the strokes to null, and the fill should be white. Type the text you want to say. I typed: Be Mine. CHECK floating. CHECK anitalias. Click ok.
24. In the top menu bar, click Effects--Plugins--Ulead-Art Texture. Choose the gold setting (Edit--#5--ok--#6--ok).
25. In the top menu bar, click Effects--3D Effects--Inner Bevel. Choose the Metallic preset at the top. If you don't have this preset, then set the numbers as they are in the picture. Click ok.
26. With Layer 1 still X out on Layer Palette, in top menu bar click Layer--merge --merge visible. SAVE.
There you have your basic bear
Tag. Now you can make it a sig tag or welcome graphic, or whatever
you would like. I added my name on it and used the same bevel that
I used for the heart in Step #15. Remember to save this as a gif
when you decide how you want to use it! (Click File--Export--as a
gif. click on Transparency Tab, and change color square to black.
Layer 1 is still there. If you want to change this into a valentine greeting card, then click on the Layer Palette to take the x off of Layer 1 and to activate Layer 1. Flood-fill Layer 1 with any color you like. Click Layers--Merge--Merge All (Flatten). Add a border if you like, and whatever text you like. Save this as a jpg. Click File--Save As. Change file type to .jpeg or .jpg and give the file a name. Click Save.
Here's my Valentine's Day greeting:
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