Arched text

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7

Open Paintshop Pro and go to FILE - NEW

Click OK

Go to your colour palette

 and set the Texture Box to NULL

(it doesn't matter about the colour in the Style box at this stage)

To do this click the little triangle

You will then get this box, select NULL as shown

Now go to PRESET SHAPES   and select it,

Go to TOOL OPTIONS on the toolbar

You will now see this box, click on the window to view the shapes, for this text I have chosen the Ellipse Shape

Check the ANTIALIAS and CREATE AS VECTOR BOXES,

Starting slightly from the top left corner hold down your left mouse button and drag it down towards the bottom right corner.

(if you do it wrong, just click UNDO and try again)

You should now have this

(it doesn't matter about the colour)

Select your TEXT TOOL  

and click inside the canvas,

Run your cursor over the middle small white square down the side of the box until you see an A with a curve underneath

Now click, and you will get the text box

Make sure you take NULL off your FILL box and then choose the colour of your text in both boxes

Chose your Font, name,  colour and size and make sure ANTIALIAS and FLOATING are checked,

Make sure that you have CENTRE ALIGNMENT SELECTED

 

or your text will not be at the top.

 

Click OK

Your name should appear in the canvas like this

Go to SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

This box will appear

Select YES

Now select the layer Palette on the toolbar 

Click the + sign beside Layer 2

Where it says ELLIPSE click on the glasses symbol so it has a red cross on it

 

Now DESELECT 

Your vector box will disappear and your name should look like this

Go to LAYERS - MERGE - MERGE VISABLE

To save as transparent, go to COPY  then go to FILE - JASC SOFTWARE PRODODUCTS - LAUNCH ANIMATION SHOP

Once in Animation Shop select PASTE

You will notice your text defaults to the cropped size

Go to FILE - SAVE AS

Give your file a name and save.

You should now have your Arched text

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

 

Tutorial written by Robbie 2003

Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005