Adding Text

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8,9 or X (10)
The following image.

 

PSP X USERS NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANIMATION SHOP SEPARATELY YOU CAN GET A FREE TRIAL HERE WHICH YOU CAN UPGRADE TO A FULL VERSION

RIGHT CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE AND SELECT

 SAVE PICTURE AS

BROWSE TO THE "MY PICTURES" FOLDER AS INDICATED

NAME YOUR FILE AND SELECT SAVE

TO OPEN THE IMAGE IN ANIMATION SHOP GO TO

FILE - MY DOCUMENTS - MY PICTURES

DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE AND IT WILL OPEN IN ANIMATION SHOP

GO TO EDIT  - COPY

OPEN PSP 8,9 or X AND GO TO EDIT - PASTE AS NEW IMAGE 

YOUR IMAGE WILL NOW BE ON YOUR WORKSPACE

THIS KEEPS THE TRANSPARENCY ON THE IMAGE.

 CLICK THE EYE DROPPER ICON  PLACE IT OVER YOUR MATERIALS PALETTE, LEFT CLICK, THEN RIGHT CLICK  ON A COLOUR YOU WANT TO SELECT ,

SEE BELOW

 I CHOSE A GREEN SHADE

 CLICK THE TEXT ICON     CHOOSE YOUR FONT AND SIZE

ANTI ALIAS  BOX CHECKED

NOW TYPE IN YOUR TEXT ON YOUR TEXT BOX

CLICK APPLY 

IT WILL APPEAR ON YOUR IMAGE

 USE THE MOVER TOOL   AND DRAG YOUR TEXT INTO PLACE

YOU WILL SEE WHAT WE CALL MARCHING ANTS AROUND YOUR TEXT - WE CAN NOW MAKE A FEW CHANGES TO THE TEXT

 I USED AND DROP SHADOW AND AN INNER BEVEL

WITH THE MARCHING ANTS STILL SELECTED ON YOUR TEXT

   GO TO EFFECTS - 3 D EFFECTS - INNER BEVEL

 

TYPE IN BELOW SETTINGS

NOW WE CAN ADD DROP SHADOW SETTINGS TO OUR TEXT BY GOING TO

EFFECTS - 3 D EFFECTS - DROP SHADOW

USE THE BELOW SETTINGS

NOW GO TO SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

NOW TO KEEP YOUR TAG TRANSPARENT

GO  TO EDIT -COPY OR THEN TO FILE - JASC SOFTWARE PRODUCTS - ANIMATION SHOP OR THIS ICON 

YOU WILL HAVE TO  OPEN ANIMATION SHOP YOURSELF IF USING PSP X

 WHEN ANIMATION SHOP OPENS GO TO EDIT - PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION OR CLICK THIS ICON  

GO TO  FILE - SAVE AS

FIND THE "MY PICTURES" FOLDER AS INDICATED

NAME YOUR FILE

 SAVE AS GIF

 

Tutorial written by RobbieFan. Updated for PSP 8,9 & X by Robbie & Lyn.2004-2006
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005