Basic Calling Card

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7

Make a card to leave at another site or to greet someone, they are  very useful lol.

Open PSP. Go to FILE - NEW

I usually make mine 250x150,but you can choose any size that suits you. Click OK

Go to STYLES  

and click on the little black arrow, you get this box,

click on the paintbrush (this is your solid colour)

Now click on a colour in the colour palette, and the colour should now be in the box.

Go to your FLOOD FILL TOOL

and click inside your calling card box.

To add a TUBE, go to LAYERS on your menu bar at the top, then ADD NEW RASTER LAYER and click OK in the box that appears.

Go to your TUBE TOOL  and click on it. Select TOOL OPTIONS  

on the Menu Bar

 To open your tube directory, Click inside the tube window to choose your tube.

You will have to play around with your tube to get the right size, don't worry if its not right, just go to EDIT and UNDO PICTURE TUBE (I  love that undo option lol, you can undo anything you have done)

Click the tube into your box, and because you added a new layer, you can use the MOVER TOOL   to move it into place

Now to add Text. Go back to LAYERS and add a new Raster layer.

Choose the colour of your text by selecting the PAINT DROPPER TOOL   and move it over the colour palette or part of the image you would like your text to match, and  left click on it.

Go to TEXT   and click inside your card box

Choose your Font, size and style. Click OK.

Use the mover tool again to move the text into place. Go to SELECTIONS and SELECT NONE. Repeat this until you have all your text in place.

Go to LAYERS - MERGE - MERGE VISIBLE

That is a basic calling card. Now you can add your effects like sparkles etc (see add sparkles tutorial)

Go to FILE - SAVE AS

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