Sequins

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7

This is what we'll be making

 

Open a new image in PSP

Size 400x400

Black background

 

Click in the middle of the Stroke Box and keep the mouse pressed

When the window opens click on Solid Colour (paintbrush)

 

Click once in the middle of the Stroke Box again

When the new window opens change the RGB Values....

Red = 165, Green = 5 and Blue = 118

 

This a guide only, you can of course choose any colour you like!

Click on the Airbrush tool

 

and use the following settings

 

Draw a horizontal line and vertical line in the middle of the canvas then draw diagonal lines to make an X

  

Don't worry about getting the lines perfect because we're going to be changing them with some effects.

Now go to Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback and use the following settings

Your canvas will now look like this

  

Now go to Effects > Artistic Effects > Glowing Edges and use the following settings

 

 

Go to Effects > Geometric Effects > Twirl and use the following settings

 

You will now have this

 

Now go to Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Antique and use these settings

 

OK, the effects are now done. Time to use our sequins!

Click on the Selection tool and select a part of your image

 

Click on the Copy icon then click on the Paste As New Image icon

 

You will now have this

 

Now we're going to use the sequins to flood fill our text

Open a new canvas big enough to fit your text, transparent background this time

Click on the Text tool then click on the canvas

Choose a wide font and use the following settings

 

Click ok

Move the text into position on the canvas and leave the marching ants around it

Click in the middle of the Stroke box and hold the mouse button until the new window opens.

Choose Pattern then click in the middle of the Stroke Box again.

When the new window opens load the sequin fill into the patterns box

 

Now click on the flood fill tool and flood fill the text

 

Go to Selections > Select None then click on the Copy icon

Open Animation Shop

Click on the Paste As New Animation icon

Now the text will appear in animation shop and it will already be cropped so that saves us a job!

 

Now go to Effects > Insert Image Effect and choose Rotate Colours. Use the following settings

 

Click OK

Now you will have 10 frames

Go to Edit > Select All  then Animation > Frame Properties and set the display time properties.

I used 10 in the one above

I wanted this one to be slower so I used 40

 

All that's left to do now is to save your animation!

Well Done!

Tutorial written by Shell 2003
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005