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Lotus Globe Tag

This tutorial is written for Paint Shop Pro 8.  It should be possible to do it with versions 9 and X but it is not possible in versions lower that 8 as they do not have the Balls and Bubbles effect.

Supplies you will need:

Lotus Blossom Tube   - Save this to your psp tubes folder.  There is no need to unzip it.

Lotus Globe Presets - Save this to a temporary location and then unzip it to your "C:\My Documents\Paint Shop Pro\Presets" folder.

Scarlet Streaks Fill Pattern - Save this to your hard drive and open in PSP.

Duvall Font - or a chunky font of your choice.


Create a new image 300 x 300 White background, Raster


Layers menu, New Raster Layer

Click on the Tube tool and select the Lotus_Blossom-JH tube

On the Tool Options Pallet, set the Scale to 55

Click on your canvas just below the centre - If the lotus blossom is too low on canvas its lower petals will stick out from the sides of the globe, but it need to be just below the centre so that it looks like it is sitting in the bottom of the globe.


Effects menu, Artistic Effects, Balls and Bubbles

Use the drop down list at the top to select the lotus_blossom_tutorial-JH preset, and then click OK.

Make sure you have the scarlet_streaks pattern open in PSP, minimized.

Make sure your lotus globe image is the active image - click its title bar if you are not sure.


Layers menu, new Vector Layer

Click on the Text Tool

On the Materials Pallet, set the foreground colour to Null and the background material to pattern.

Click on the pattern block and select the scarlet_streaks pattern (it should be at the top of the list).  Angle = 0, Scale = 100%


On the Tool Option Pallet, set the following:

Create As = Vector
Font = Duval
Size = 36
Stroke Width = 0
Anti-Alias = ticked (set to smooth on PSP 9 and X)
Alignment = Centre
Auto Kern = ticked

Click in the bottom, centre of the canvas.  Type in your text and click Apply.

Stretch the height of the text a little and position it just above the bottom of the canvas.

Objects menu, Align, Horz. Centre in Canvas


Layers menu, Convert to Raster Layer

Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Click the pull down list at the top and select the lotus_globe_text-JH preset.  Click OK.

Layers menu, Merge, Merge All (Flatten)

Save as a .jpg file.