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This tutorial has been created based on a variety of different tutorials I have seen on the internet.
In this tutorial you will learn to make cutout images using dingbat fonts and turning them into tubes.
You will also learn how to delete tubes in PSP5
You can download this zip file Dingbat Cats if you wish and install in your fonts directory,
or you may use one of your own choosing.
|1. Open new image 300 X 300
16 mil colors
|2. Click in center of your image
Select text of your choice.
I've used Dingbat Cats 2
Captial Letter O
Do Not Deselect
|3. Apply a Cutout effect
("Image | Special Effect | Cutout")
Set with shadow Black.
Opacity is 45
blur is 4
vertical size 3
horizontal size 3
Do Not Deselect
|4. Choose Drop Shadow effect
("Image | Special Effects |
| Drop Shadow")
Set with White
Opacity is 100
blur is 1
vertical size 1
horizontal size 1
| You can play with the settings and change them to your preferences.
Sometimes no blur on the white drop shadow works better..play with it to suit your preferences.
|5. Click on File, Export, Picture Tube
Fill in the blanks, if necessary.
Cell Arrangement and Placement
Options are filled in for you if
you only have one image.
Be sure to name your tube.
|6. Click Ok
7. Your cutout image in the tube is ready to use.
8. Open a new image, color of choice (I've found it doesn't seem to work well on black)
Try out your tube.
| 9. If you find you don't like your new
tube, you can open the Tubes.ctl
file in Notepad and delete it.
Screen Capture shows where Tubes.ctl is
located in your Tubes Folder
|Scroll down to the lines that have the
title you just gave the new tube
(there should be 8 lines).
Highlight all 8 lines, delete them.
Save your file.
You may have to exit out of tubes and reclick it on your toolbar for the change to take effect.
Well, that's it folks! Happy Tubing....
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