Download A Tube **

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7,8,9 or X (10)
XP File Extractor or
Winzip

There are many sites where you can download a Tube from, (Please read the sites terms and conditions for use of their tubes, but most allow free downloads for personal use without permission)

But beware lol, looking for tubes can be very addictive.

INSTALLING FILES USING THE XP EXTRACTOR

If you are not using the XP Extractor

there are a few programs you can use to unzip your files. I use WINZIP you can download it here.

when it comes to the screen for selecting which way you want the program to open I suggest you select the option of WinZip Classic

Once you have it installed follow the tutorial below to unzip your file.

The 1st thing we are going to do is make a Folder to store your tubes in

Go to  START 

  DOCUMENTS - MY DOCUMENTS

I like to view my folders as thumbnails, to do this go to

VIEW - THUMBNAILS

And then FILE - NEW - FOLDER

Click on " Folder"

A folder will appear in your Documents,

 you need to name the folder My TUBES by typing it in the small box below the folder, it should already be highlighted, so don't click in it, just start typing the name......

You have now just created a new folder to download Tubes into

When you enter a Tube Site you will usually find the Tubes displayed like this

Tubes from Outlaw By Design

HERE

Click the tube you want to download and this box will open

Select OPEN

This screen will open

Highlight the tube and select EXTRACT

(if you have more than one tube in there, select ACTIONS - SELECT ALL)

Find your Documents Folder as shown below

Click My Documents,

it will now open to show all the folders you have in there,

Scroll to find the My Tubes folder you made, and click it open.

Now select EXTRACT.

You can now close the Winzip window.

Go to START

DOCUMENTS - MY DOCUMENTS

Find your Tube folder, you will see your tube is now in there.

Open Paintshop Pro

Go to FILE - BROWSE (To BROWSE in PSP X see HERE)

Click on it and find MY DOCUMENTS

 Scroll to find your tube folder and click on it to open, the tubes you have downloaded will now be in that folder

 Click on the tube you wish to use and it will open in your PSP.

It may look rather large at this stage but you can resize it when you wish to use it.

We download Tubes in this way so we don't overload the PSP Tube Folder.

If you wish to put a tube in the PSP Tube Folder, (I only put in Tubes I may want to use often, and Tubes like Sparkles which are easier to resize using the Tube Tool)

 open it in PSP and go to

FILE - EXPORT - EXPORT PICTURE TUBE

 This box will open

Give your File a name, and if there is only one image, click ok. Your tube will now be in your Directory. 

 

Sometimes tubes are downloaded in batches, if for example there are 3 images across and 3 down, then enter this in the boxes were it says Cell Arrangements.

Learn how to use them

PSP 7 HERE

PSP 8,9 and X HERE

Have Fun experimenting.

Tutorial written by RobbieFan 2002
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005