This is what we'll be
see the printer friendly version of this tutorial, click
Paint Shop Pro 8. You can
download a trial version
tube I used which is
*When I last checked, Snickersdoodles was no
longer at the URL I had. I've added the tube for
download...if you're the owner and would
like me to remove it, please email me.
Beauty School Drop Out
Open the tube in PSP 8
Open a new canvas 500x500.
It's big but we'll crop later.
on the dropper tool
the dropper over the tube until you find you
a colour you like. We want the colour to go
in the fill box so instead of left clicking
on the mouse, which puts the colour in the
stroke box, right click and it will go into
the fill box.
stroke colour to black
on the text tool and use the following
settings. (I've split the tool options bar
into 2 screenshots to stop the page from
on the canvas and when the text entry box
opens, type in your text. Click ok.
the text to the middle of the canvas and use
the nodes on the vector box to stretch the
text. It needs to be wide enough to support
the layer palette and right click on the
text layer. Click on Convert To Raster
an inner bevel. You can either click on the
inner bevel icon or go to Effects > 3D
Effects > Inner Bevel. Use the following
on the tube canvas and go to Edit > Copy.
Now click on the text canvas and go to Edit
> Paste > As New Layer. Use the mover tool
to move the crow into position on your text.
should have 3 layers now. Raster 1, raster 2
and raster 3.
bottom layer, raster 1, will be blank.
raster 2 is the text
layer and raster 3 is the tube layer.
click on raster 1. Go to Merge > Merge
right click on the merged layer and go to
this so you have 3 layers
renamed my layers, 1, 2 and 3.
off the visibility of layers 1 and 3 and
click on layer 2 to make it the active
on the paintbrush and use the following
on the canvas to make it easier to see what
the top part of the eyes out using black.
You only want to paint half of the eyes out.
unhide layers 1 and 2 now. Click on layer 3
to make it the active layer.
out the rest of the eyes.
the image as a PSP file
Animation Shop and open your crow image.
on frame 1 and go to Animation > Frame
Properties. Set the display time to 80
on frame 2 and go to Animation > Animation
Properties. Set the display time to 11.
Repeat with frame 3 but set the display time
on the crop tool and when the 3 buttons
appear, click on Options
the window opens, click on Surround Opaque
Area then click ok.
on the crop button.
your file and you're done :o)
I hope you've enjoyed
written by Shell © 2004