This tutorial was created August 11, 2004
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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, feel
free to move ahead at your own pace !
The custom brushes from 'Touchstone's Art' are available for download
for PSP7, too and with a few location changes in the effects menus
in PSP7 you should be able to do the tutorial in that version, also.


I hope you enjoy doing this tutorial and if you have any questions/comments
you can write me here .....
ginny_hopping at yahoo dot com

~ You will need ~

Paint Shop Pro 9, a 30 day trial can be downloaded here.

'LS15minonly.psp' tube here. Open this tube in PSP.
I do not know how the artist is that created this delightful image. I would be happy
to credit the artist and provide a link to her website if I am able to find her.

Brush Sets Blotches and Paper by 'Touchstone's Art'
Look for the Resources link, then you will see a menu, click on brushes.
Make sure you download the Version 8 brushes, they are labeled PSP8. They WILL work in PSP9 and 10.
She also has brushes for Version7 if you are using that.
If you need help importing custom brushes in PSP 8, 9 and 10 I have a little tutorial here.

My brush 'gh_smoke' for V8, 9 and 10 here. V7 here. (thank you, Pat!)

~ Fonts used ~
Angelina and Bambino
Rockwell Extra Bold is a standard Windows font for most pcs,
if you don't have it just subsitute a bold font you do like.



Let's get started..
Open a new canvas , 500 x 400, raster, color White, #ffffff.
Add a new raster layer, (Layers/New Raster Layer) and rename it 'box 1'.
Using your Rectangle tool , with these settings ....
**please note 'Anti-alias' is UNchecked, we want a sharp line.**

Foreground color #f8adc6 and your Background color off.
Looking at your Status bar (bottom right corner), draw out a rectangle starting at 10, 10

and draw out to 320, 390

Add a new raster layer (Layers/New Raster Layer) and name it 'box 2'.
With your Rectangle tool starting at 330, 10 draw out a rectangle to 490, 390.
This is what you should have so far.



Click on your 'box 1' layer and using your Magic Wand , with settings of Replace, RBG Value,
Tolerance 20, Contiguous checked, Feather 0 and Anti-alias unchecked. Click inside box 1.
Now click on your 'Background' layer in your Layer palette and go to Layers/New
Raster Layer and name this layer 'brush'. Go to Selections/Modify/Expand and type 2 in the
'number of pixels' box.

Click on your Paintbrush tool and then c
lick on the brush preview window in the tool ribbon,

find brush '11Touchstone023' and use these settings ..
Size 385, Step 32, Density 100, Rotation 0, Blend Mode Normal.
Left click with your brush once within the selection. Do not deselect yet.
Go back to your brush preview window and find '09Touchstone010', size 225.
Click once at the bottom right corner.



Let's add one more brush.
Go to your brush preview window and find '09Touchstone012', size 225.
Click once in the upper right hand corner.



Go to Selections/Select None.
In your Layer palette, click on the 'box 1' layer. With your tube active, go to Edit/Copy, then
go back to your white canvas and Edit/Paste/Paste as a New Layer. You can rename this layer
'tube'. Using your Mover tool, move the tube so her hemline is slightly outside the box like below.


Go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow.
Vertical 1, Horizontal 4, Opacity 25, Blur 7 and Color Black #000000.
Let's add some text to this box now.

We will use a curved vector line to put the text on, so click on your Pen tool and use these settings


Your Foreground color should still be #f8adc6 and your Background layer should be turned off.
Click on your canvas below her arm and once again near her ankle and drag the mouse as you make your
last click, pulling the control arm down and to the left to make the line curve out to the right..



(If you need more help with this text on a curve
thing, I've written a detailed tutorial here .. )

Click on your Text tool and use these settings .....

Foreground color #f26090 and background color #f8adc6. The font is 'Bambino'.
Click on the line in the middle of your Vector line and when your Text Entry box opens type in Oh my!!, or whatever you want your text to read. In your Layer palette, click on the plus sign on the 'text1'
layer. The sub menu will open and you will see 'New Path', turn this layer off.

Go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. The Auto Actions window will open, click OK to
convert this layer to a raster. In your Drop Shadow Window use these settings ...
Vertical and Horizontal 2, Opacity 25, Blur 2 and color Black #000000.

Now we will work on Box 2.
Go to Layers/New Raster Layer and name it 'brush 2'.
In your Layer palette click on the 'box 2' layer, then use your Magic Wand and click inside the second box. Go to Selections/Modify/Expand and type in 2. Click back on your 'brush 2' layer and then on your Paintbrush tool . In the Brush preview window, find 'gh_smoke'. Change the brush size
to 400 and right click on your box 2 once. Lower the opacity of the brush layer to 50.
Go to Selections/Select None.
Here's what you should have so far.

Let's add your name to the tag now.

In your Layer palette, click on the 'box 2'.
Click on your Text tool and use these settings ....

Turn your Foreground color off and your background color should still be #f8adc6.
Click on your canvas within the 'box 2' and type your name in caps.
You will need to use the bounding box to turn and enlarge the text to fit the box, like below.

When you have your text adjusted, convert to raster. Lower the opacity of this layer to 70.
Leave your Foreground color off and change your Background color to White. #FFFFFF.
Click on your Text tool and with the previous settings, except change the font to 'Angelina'
and the size to 110. Click on your canvas within the 'box 2' and type your name in lower case.
You will need to use the bounding box again to turn and enlarge the text to fit the box, like below.

When you have adjusted your text, go to Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow.
Vertical 1, Horizontal 2, Opacity 25, Blur 3 and Color Black #000000.

That's it!!

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