Once you understand your text box, you are going to have
a lot of fun experimenting.
1st open Paint Shop Pro, go to FILE - NEW
Select what size you want your box to be and what colour background, for
now we will use transparent.
You get a box that looks something like this.
Next go to your TEXT TOOL
By selecting this and then clicking in your NEW box, you get your
Type your text in the box, and highlight it by clicking on it, it should
now be blue.
(you always change your text and size by doing this)
Make sure the FLOATING and ANTIALIAS boxes are checked
Now you just need to learn how to use the different features.
First lets look at the TEXT ENTRY BOX
This is where you choose your Font (style of type)
Next choose the size of type you want
Now we will look at the STYLES BOX
The STROKE is the outline of your text and the FILL is the
inside of your text.
If you click on the little black arrow, you get this menu
- is SOLID COLOUR
,once you have selected it click inside the little coloured
box (not the triangle)
and you get this chart
Just select a colour you want to use and click ok
- is GRADIENT,
again once you have selected it click inside the little box, you get
Click inside the window to get the chart
To select a gradient just click on it
There are 4 different gradients to choose from, just select a square and
- is PATTERN,
again after selecting this click inside the little box and then the
pattern window like you did with Gradients. You get this chart, just
select a pattern by clicking on it
You can also open any pattern tile on your psp worktop and it will
appear in the patterns chart, like this one
When you have finished making all your selections, click OK
on your text box, The text will now appear in your NEW BOX, you may
need to move it into place with the mover tool
If you feel you want to change the text, go to EDIT - UNDO
TEXT and try again. Once you are satisfied, go to SELECTIONS
- SELECT NONE
Now lets make your text transparent.
Hightlight your text Box and go to COPY
Now go to FILE- JASC SOFTWARE PRODUCTS-LAUNCH ANIMATION
Once in Animation Shop go to PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION
Your text should now be open in AS.
Go to FILE-SAVE AS
You should get this box
Name your file and save as shown.
Your text or image should now be transparent
For Beginners Basic Entries
Now you are ready to show your understanding of this tutorial. Submit 3
different styles of text using all the effects.
Here are the examples
Beginners Basics entries,
please use 2 different colours to show you have used both the Stroke and
Fill boxes. And can also use any font you wish, remembering the broader
fonts show the patterns and gradients better.