tutorial is written for Paint Shop Pro 8,
but you can do it in other version if you
are familiar with creating text with them.
font I have used is "Cooper
Black", but this technique will work
with any chunky font.
will also need my bow tube HERE
need to create our ribbon fill pattern
a new image 200 x 200, raster, white
up the materials pallet so that your
foreground colour is a dark shade of
the colour you want your ribbon to be.
Keep a note of the Hue (H) and
Saturation (S) values for the color
you choose, we will need them
later. This colour will also be
used for the outline of the
and tick the "All Tools" box
on the materials pallet (on PSP 7 this
menu, Texture Effects, Weave
Size = 2
Width = 18
Opacity = 100
Color = Right click and select
the foreground color
Gap Color = Black
Fill Gaps = ticked
this image (DON'T close it)
a new Image 500 x 300, Raster,
menu, new Vector Layer
on the Text tool.
foreground colour should still be set
the the blue you used to make the
the background material to
pattern. Click the material
block to set the pattern options as
the arrow next to the pattern to
choose one, scroll to the top of the
list and select "Image 1"
(your weave pattern).
Scale = 100
on the centre of the canvas with the
text tool, type in your name, and then
highlight the text in the text entry
box. Set the text options as follows:
= Cooper Black (or whatever chunky
font you are using.
Stroke width = 2
= ticked or set to smooth for PSP 9/10
= Centre (you may need to expand the
options pallet to find this setting.
Syle = Solid Line
In PSP 7 these settings are in the
text creation window. In later
versions thy are on the tool option
pallet along the top of the work area.
you are happy with the settings, click
on the Object Selector Tool (Picker
tool in PSP Photo XI), and use
it to stretch your text so it fills
half the height of the canvas and move
the text to the top of the canvas.
menu, new Raster Layer
on the Tube tool
the bow tube (it looks grey now but
it's not going to stay that way).
the tool options pallet, set the scale
in the centre of the canvas to place
on the Deformation tool and drag the
bow into position just below the
text (by dragging the centre spot).
menu, Hue and Saturation, Colorise
the Hue and Saturation values for your
foreground color which you noted down
to remove the surplus canvas area and
merge your layers.
as a .jpg or optimize as a .gif on
transparent background if you know