This tutorial was created on February 13, 2007.
©Copyright Ginny Hopping/Bunny's Attic.
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This tutorial was written for PSP10, but can be done in versions 8 and 9.
Feel free to use any tube you like, change the fonts and the text, too.
Thanks again to my dear friend, Diana for testing this tutorial for me.
She made 2 wonderful tags, go see them here.
~ You will need ~
Paint Shop Pro 10, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.

The cowgirl is by the talented Joel Adams and can be purchased through CILM.
As stated in the CILM terms for using their licensed artwork ..
"You may create tutorials using CILM Artist/Photographer images however you must very clearly state on the page that persons following the tutorial must not use the same images in the tutorial unless they have the appropriate CILM Artist/Photographer license to do so."

Font used is Wild West from DaFont.
Supplies here.
Open the supplies in PSP. Open the font zip and double click on Wild West Wind to open it. Minimize it to your desktop.
You can drag this arrow to keep your place in the tutorial.
Drag script from Dynamic Drive



1
Let's get started ...

Open a new image 600 x 550, Raster background, Color White.
Save as "homeontherange.psp", this will be our working canvas.
Open "HomeOnTheRange_StarTemplate_bunnysattic.psp". Edit/Copy.
Go back to your working canvas, Edit/Paste as New Layer.
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5 and Color Black.

2
Open "HomeOnTheRange_Text_bunnysattic.psp". Edit/Copy.
Go back to your working canvas, Edit/Paste as New Layer.
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5 and Color Black.
(If you used my text go on to step 3.)
If you want to add different text...
Open "HomeOnTheRange_textoutline_bunnysattic.psp" Edit/Copy.
Go back to your working canvas, Edit/Paste as New Layer.
The circle is in Vector format so you can add your text easily. Click on your Text Tool and select a font.
Hover your mouse over the vector circle until you see this icon
Click on the circle. The Text Entry box will open so you can add your text. Turn off your Foreground color and make your Background color white. Type in your text once, highlight it, right click to copy, then paste it into the Text Entry window. Repeat the process until the text completes the circle. The size and leading will vary with the font are you using so you'll have to experiment. When you are happy with your text go to your Layer palette and click on the plus sign on the Vector 1 layer. Turn off the ellipse layer.

Right click on the Vector 1 layer and Convert to Raster Layer.
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5 and Color Black.

3
Open "HomeOnTheRange_RibbonAndStar_bunnysattic.psp". Edit/Copy.
Go to to your working canvas, Edit/Paste as New Layer.
Move the ribbon to the right side of the star template lining it up with the edge
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow ...
Vertical 2, Horizontal 0, Opacity 70, Blur 5 and Color Black.
Repeat the drop shadow but change the Vertical and Horizontal to -2.
Here's what you should have so far ...

4
Open "HomeOnTheRange_Stirrup_bunnysattic.psp". Edit/Copy.
Go to to your working canvas, Edit/Paste as New Layer.
Place the stirrup like my example below.
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal -2, Opacity 70, Blur 5 and Color Black.
Repeat the drop shadow but change the Vertical and Horizontal to 2.


5
Open the tube you are using. Edit/Copy.
Go to your working image, Edit/Paste as New Layer. Position to your liking.
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 70, Blur 5 and Color Black.
Repeat the drop shadow but change the Vertical and Horizontal to -2.

6.
Click on your Text Tool and use these settings ... make sure to change the Kerning to -25.

In your Materials palette make your Foreground color white and your Background color #6e4214.
Click on the canvas and type your name in the Text Entry box.
Right click on the text layer in your Layer Palette and Convert to Raster Layer.
Go to Selections/Select All, Selections/Float, Selections/Modify/Contract/1 pixel.
Go to Effects/Texture Effects/Blinds with these settings ...


Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance. Selections/Select None.
Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow and use these settings ...
Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 70, Blur 3 and Color Black.
Repeat the drop shadow but change the Vertical and Horizontal to -2.
Postion your name like below. Add any appropriate copyright information and your watermark.

Save a copy of your file with the layers intact then save as a jpg.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial !
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