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Using The Basic Vector Tools in PSP 7,8 & 9

Part B

Duplicate The Star:

  • Click on the object selector tool (if its not already selected)
     

  • Click on the star
     

  • Click the Copy button on the top tool bar
     

  • Press Ctrl G on the keyboard or click Edit/Paste/As New Vector Selection on the menu
     

  • Place the duplicate star in the bottom right corner.

Duplicate Again for the Big Star:
  • Press Ctrl G again (or Edit/Paste/As New Vector Selection on the menu)
     

  • Position this star in the centre of the rectangle.  Donít worry about it covering up your text Ė we fix that later. 
     

  • Click on the Object Selector tool (if its not already selected)
     

  • Drag the handle on one of the corners to make this star bigger, so that its height is slightly bigger than the rectangle.  You will need to reposition it in the centre when you have made it bigger.  Point in its centre and drag it to the correct position.
     

Move the big star behind the text:

  • Use the object selector tool to select the big star (it may still be selected from the previous step) 
     

  • On the menu, click the Object menu and select Arrange/Move Down.  Do this several times until the text comes in front of the star.
     

  • Crop the image and save it.

If you will want to change any of the objects then save the image as a PSP file before saving as a gif or jpg file for use on the web.

Vector objects remain flexible - this means:

  • You can change the colours used for any of the objects by selected them with the Object Selector, and then clicking Properties on the Tool Options pallet.

  • You can change the size of any of the objects by selecting it with the Object Selector, and then dragging the handles on its sides or corners.

  • You can move any of the objects by selecting it with the Object Selector, and then pointing to the objects center and dragging it to a new position.

  • You can push one object behind another, or bring an object in front of another by selecting it and using the Object/Arrange menu.

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