tutorial was created August 3, 2004
The pattern for the text "friendstextfill_gh.jpg" here and Mask126 here .
and updated for version 9 on April 4, 2005.
ęCopyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.
please read my
This tutorial was written for PSP9. I have included lots of
instructions and screen shots
with the hope that anyone can do this tutorial. I have most of
my favorite effects on a tool
bar but have included the path to each effect so it will be easy
to find them if you are new
to PSP. If you are more advanced, you can move along at your
~ You will
Paint Shop Pro 9, a 30 day trial program can be downloaded here.
beautiful tube used for this tutorial was done by Anna
Marie Gonzales ~AMG~
you can download it here.
Thanks for allowing me to use and share your tube, Anna Marie!
I do not know the name of the talented artist who created this wonderful image so
I cannot give proper credit for the artwork. If you know the name of the artist I would
appreciate it if you would write me. ginny hopping at comcast dot net. Thanks!
Right click and "Save Picture As" to your
My Documents/My PSP Files/Masks.
*Free* Mehdi Filter/Weaver here.
Make a folder named Mehdi in your Plugins folder, open the zip and extract the file there.
Fiolex Girls font
Unzip and open the
font. Minimize it on your desktop so you can use it in PSP.
All screen shots have been reduced in size and compressed, yours
will be larger.
Let's get started.
Open a new canvas
450 x 525, Raster Background, 16 Million Colors, color White
In your Layer palette, click on the "New Raster Layer"
icon and name this layer "mask".
Using your Flood fill tool ,
with your foreground AND
background color set to #deedf0,
fill the mask layer.
On this layer (mask) go to Layers/Load/Save Mask/Load Mask From
In the "Load Mask From Disk" window find "Mask126" in
the Mask preview window.
Check "Source Luminance", "Fit to Canvas"
and "Show All Masks" only.
In your Layer palette, right click on the "Group-mask" layer
and go to Merge/Merge Group.
Here's what you should have now ....
Let's apply the Weaver effect to your mask now. Make sure your
is set to #deedf0 or the effect will not look right.
Go to Effects/Plugins/Mehdi/Weaver.
Size Range 0-50 Size 30.
Activate your tube and go to Edit/Copy, then go back to the canvas
we've been working on and go to Edit/
Paste/Paste as New Layer. Rename this layer "tube". Go
to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize Hue 146/Saturation 66.
Here's what you should have now ...
In your Layer palette, click on your Tube layer and click on
"Duplicate Layer" icon twice.
Click on the "tube" layer (see below) and go to Effects/Distortion
change the "Strength (%)" to 50.
Make sure your
background color is still set to #deedf0 and go to Effects/Plugins/Mehdi/Weaver.
Size Range 0-50 Size
the Opacity of this layer to 60.
Click on "Copy of tube" and go to Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic-Antique.
of Columns AND Rows" 77, "Tile diffusion" 80, "Grout
Width" 9, "Grout Diffusion" 51.
Reduce the Opacity of this layer to 64%.
Click on the "Copy (2) of tube" layer and go to Effects/
3D Effects/Drop Shadow.
"Vertical and Horizontal" 0, "Opacity" 100,
"Blur" 16 and "Color" #437677.
Using your Text tool with
these settings ...
In your Materials palette, make your foreground color
#8dabb7 and change your background to pattern and locate friendstextfill_gh.jpg.
(Angle 100 and
Scale 60) Click on your canvas near the bottom and in the Text
Entry box, type your name.
** tip **
I always use vector text because you still have the option
of editing the text and the
properties after you apply it to your canvas. Go to your Layer
palette and click on the little
plus sign on the text layer and the sub-layer will open. You
can right-click on that sub-layer
and you will see the "Properties" (Stroke and Fill
colors, line width and style) and "Edit
Text" (reopens the Text Entry box where you can change the
text, font, size, etc.)
options are still available to you. Much easier than hitting
the undo button if you don't like
what you see!
your text below the face and go
to your layer palette. Right click on Vector 1 and click on
Convert to Raster Layer. Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float,
Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner
Bevel with these settings ..
Bevel 1, Width 1, Smoothness 57, Depth 2, Ambience 0, Shininess 61,
Angle 315, Intensity 39, Elevation 36. Selections/Select None.
Go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -1, Horizontal
3, Opacity 50, Blur 5 and Color #394f60.
Add your watermark and you are done!
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