I don't pretend to be an expert at this yet, but I thought I would show
you the basics of adding Gold to your text.
Open Paint Shop Pro
Go to FILE, then NEW
Go back to FILE and then to BROWSE
Find your gold fill
and double click on it. It should now be open in your PSP.
(If it has opened
over your text box, just click on the blue bar on the top and you can
place it where you want)
The Gold Fill must stay open on your screen.
Click your TEXT ICON
and click inside your text box.
This box will open
Type your text in the box, then select size and font
style. Tick the FLOATING and ANTIALIAS boxes
Go to the STROKE BOX on the left, this is your outline
box, click on the little black arrow and choose PATTERN
(The Dotted Square)
Now click inside the STROKE BOX again, and this box should appear,
Find your Gold fill square at the top,
Click on it and then click OK.
Do the same in your FILL box. Click OK in the text entry box, and
this box should appear,
If you need to move the text into position, use the
and drag the text to where you want it
Go to EFFECTS and then 3D select INNER BEVEL
Choose these settings and click OK.
(its worth playing around with all the different effects,
if you don't like what you have done just go to UNDO
try effects like METALLIC and SOFT EDGE)
Now go to SELECTIONS on your MENU BAR and choose SELECT NONE
You will see your 'Marching Ants' have now gone.
To crop your text to size, select the CROP ICON
You will see a little + and a square, place the + where you want your
text to start and keeping the left click held down, drag the box down to
the right corner of where you want the text to finish.
Double click inside that box and your text will be cropped.
Go to FILE then SAVE AS , choose to save as 'My
Documents' or 'My Pictures'
Name your File
Make sure you save as a JPEG TYPE
Have fun experimenting, let us see your results. Here is one of mine.