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.
you will need:
Blossom Tube - Save this to
your psp tubes folder. There is no
need to unzip it.
Globe Presets - Save this to a temporary
location and then unzip it to your
"C:\My Documents\Paint Shop
Streaks Fill Pattern - Save this to your
hard drive and open in PSP.
Font - or a chunky font of your choice.
a new image 300 x 300 White
menu, New Raster Layer
on the Tube tool and select the
the Tool Options Pallet, set the Scale
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.
menu, Artistic Effects, Balls and
the drop down list at the top to
select the lotus_blossom_tutorial-JH
preset, and then click OK.
sure you have the scarlet_streaks
pattern open in PSP, minimized.
sure your lotus globe image is the
active image - click its title bar if
you are not sure.
menu, new Vector Layer
on the Text Tool
the Materials Pallet, set the
foreground colour to Null
and the background material to
on the pattern block and select the
scarlet_streaks pattern (it should be
at the top of the list). Angle =
0, Scale = 100%
the Tool Option Pallet, set the
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
in the bottom, centre of the
canvas. Type in your text and
the height of the text a little and
position it just above the bottom of
menu, Align, Horz. Centre in Canvas
menu, Convert to Raster Layer
3D Effects, Inner Bevel
the pull down list at the top and
select the lotus_globe_text-JH
preset. Click OK.
menu, Merge, Merge All (Flatten)
as a .jpg file.