What Is A Tube?

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7

If you have recently downloaded Paint Shop Pro and joined a Group, you can't fail to have missed all the talk about TUBES

Basically a tube is a  transparent graphic, but a graphic you can use in many ways. You will wonder how you ever lived without them lol.

Right, lets go have a play.

Open PSP.

Go to FILE and then NEW, click OK.

Click on the Tube Tool  Icon 

Select TOOL OPTIONS   

from the Menu Bar

You should now have this

Click on the picture, and your Tube File opens,

Click on the Tube you want and it will appear in the box.

You will learn what size you need as you play about.

Now click in your NEW box, ( the one you opened at the beginning)

There is your Tube, keep clicking and it will appear time and time again. If you find it is in the wrong place, just click UNDO    and try again.

As you can see the Tube is too big for this box

If you want it full size, you will have to go back and make a bigger box.

If this is the size box you want, then go to SCALE

and make your image smaller. Scale it down even more and you can even do this,

There is much more you can do with TUBES. This is just a basic tutorial to explain what a tube is. Now look at the DOWNLOAD A TUBE tutorial.

Just one note, when saving your finished graphic and you want to keep it transparent, go to COPY on the taskbar at the top and then open ANIMATION SHOP by going to

FILE - JASC SOFTWARE PRODUCTS - LAUNCH ANIMATION SHOP

once Animation Shop opens go to PASTE AS A NEW ANIMATION 

Your image should now be open in Animation Shop

Go to FILE - SAVE AS

Select as shown

 

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