tutorial is written for PSP 7. For instructions
for later versions of PSP go HERE.
will need my Clear Bubble Tube HERE.
You can save the tube file to your PSP tubes folder (it
doesn't need to be unzipped), but you will need to open
it in PSP for this tutorial.
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
in the centre of the canvas with the text tool
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
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
|Open the clear_bubble-jh tube in PSP
Edit menu, Copy (or Ctrl-C)
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.
menu, Paste, Paste Into Selection
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
paste the bubble into the selection.
a circular selection around each letter in turn,
and paste the bubble into the selection.
When you get to the last letter, make sure you
have a space between the edge of the selection and
the edge of the canvas.
you have pasted the bubble into 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