tutorial is written for Paint Shop Pro 8, but can be
done in versions 9 and X. This tutorial uses the Balls
and Bubbles effect - you will need my preset HERE.
Download it and then extract the file to your "My
Documents, Paint Shop Pro, Presets" folder.
PSP 7 instructions click HERE
a new image 450 x 200, white background, raster.
menu, new Vector Layer
on the text tool
the Materials Pallet, set the foreground color to
a medium shade of blue, and the background color
the following text options:
As = Vector
Font = Comic Sans MS
Size = 48
Stroke Width = 2
Anti-Alias = ticked (smooth in PSP 9)
Alignment = Centre
Line Style = Solid
Auto Kern = ticked
in the centre of the canvas with the text tool
your text. If the text fills more than
approximately half the width of the canvas, then
reduce its size to 36.
you are happy with the size of the text, click
image 50% of actual size
menu, Align, Centre In Canvas
menu, Convert Text To Curves, As Character Shapes
menu, Distribute, Space Evenly Horz.
Image 50% of actual size
menu, New Raster Layer
on the Selection tool
Type = Circle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Anti-Alias = ticked (smooth)
in the centre of the first letter and drag
outwards to create a circular selection around the
letter. Make sure your selection finishes a
little in from the edge of the canvas.
Artistic Effects, Balls and Bubbles - select my
"bubble - jh" preset from the pull down
list, and click OK.
the same with the next letter, creating a
selection by starting pointing at its centre and
dragging outwards. The selection should
overlap the previous bubble a little. And then
apply the Balls and Bubbles effect.
a circular selection around each letter in turn,
and apply the bubble effect. When you get to
the last letter, make sure you have a space
between the edge of the selection and the edge of
you have applied the bubble effect to the last
letter, Selections menu, Select None.
menu, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow
Horizontal = 0
Opacity = 60
Blur = 20
Colour = Medium Blue (same colour as used for the
the image, merge the layers and Save as a .jpg