For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 and Animation Shop 3
The following diamond tile.
Right click on it and click on 'Save As'. Save to a folder of your choice.

 

Open Paint Shop Pro and go to FILE, then NEW

Select this size 200x150. Click ok.

Go back to FILE and go to BROWSE

Find your Diamond Fill you saved earlier, double click on it, it should now have opened in your PSP.

Lock your foreground and background TEXTURE BOXES by clicking the little black arrow and selecting NULL

Tick the LOCK box 

Choose white for your background texture colour by clicking the black arrow and choosing SOLID COLOUR

Select the TEXT TOOL   and click inside the text bo

Choose your Font and size and click OK

If you need to move your text into place, select the mover tool  and drag your text into place.

Go to EFFECTS then 3D, select INNER BEVEL 

You now have this box

Where it says PRESETS at the top, choose METALLIC. Save all the other settings as shown. Click in the COLOUR box, and choose a colour.

Click OK in both boxes.

 

Click the arrow on the colour box and select PATTERN

Then click in the colour box and you will get this box

Click on the pattern and a pattern chart will appear, scroll to the top and click on your Diamond Fill,

Click OK.

Select the TEXT tool,   and click in your text box again. Click OK.

Select the MOVER tool,  and drag that text over the other one

 

Go to LAYERS - then MERGE - select MERGE VISIBLE

Deselect MOVER tool 

Right click on your text and COPY

Go to FILE - select - JASC SOFTWARE PRODUCTS,

then LAUNCH ANIMATION SHOP

Go to EDIT - PASTE - and then PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION

Now go to EFFECTS - INSERT IMAGE EFFECT - and select NOISE

Use the settings shown

While this box is still open, go to CUSTOMISE and set as shown

Press OK on both boxes. Go to the first frame of your animation, and highlight it so it has red/blue borders in it

 

Go to DELETE   on the menu bar, click it and delete the frame. Check your animation by going to on the menu bar, leaving this box open go to FILE - SAVE AS

And there you have your text or Sig.

I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.

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