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Airbrush Tool

To see the printer friendly version of this tutorial, click HERE

The Airbrush Tool is very versatile, This is just one way I use it.

For this tutorial you will need Paint Shop Pro 7

A tube of your choice.

I used  a tube from Leans Country Page

Open a new canvas by clicking on the New icon

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To find your tube, go to File > Browse

Browse to the folder where you saved your tube and double click on it to open it in PSP

Right click on the bar at the top of your tube canvas and click on copy

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Click on the bar at the top of your new canvas and right click. Click on Paste As New Layer

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You will now have a copy of the tube on your new canvas

You can now close the original tube so you'll have it to use again and again :o)

We're going to do the text next. On your colour palette, click in the middle of the top Styles box and keep your mouse button pressed until a little window opens. Click on the paintbrush, this is solid colour.

Click on the Dropper Tool

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Move the dropper over a part of your tube

On your colour palette, the box at the bottom changes colour as you move the dropper tool over your tube

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When you've found a colour you like, right click once and the colour will go into the bottom Styles box. (If you wanted the colour to go in the top Styles box, you'd left click.)

Now Click your Text Tool icon  and click on your canvas

The text entry box will open

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Type your text in the box then highlight it and choose your font and text size

Make sure anti-alias and vector are checked

Click ok

Your text will have a box round it with little squares on the corners and in the middle of each side. These are called nodes. Move your mouse over a node on the right hand side and it will turn into a double headed arrow, with your mouse, left click and drag the node out. You will see your text stretches.

Do the same on the other side and the top and bottom until your text is the size you want it

On your layer palette, right click on the top layer and choose Convert to raster layer

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Tutorial written by Shell 2003

 

 

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