Understanding Text

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

Animation Shop

If you are a new PSP user and you only have PSP X without Animation Shop, you
 can download AS for free at Jasc:
http://FTP.jasc.Com/pub/en/ani311en.exe .
 

SOLID COLOUR AND FILL

OPEN PSP 8, 9 or X (10)

THE FIRST ONE IS A SOLID COLOUR STROKE WITH SOLID COLOUR  FILL

 GO TO FILE - NEW ON YOUR TOOLBAR AT THE TOP  AND TYPE IN BELOW SETTINGS

THIS WILL BE YOUR  CANVAS

IVE MINIMIZED MY SHOTS FOR LOADING PURPOSES

NEXT GO OVER TO YOUR MATERIALS PALETTE AND PLACE YOUR MOUSE OVER A COLOUR AND LEFT CLICK, IT WILL BRING UP THIS BOX

1 =   FOREGROUND

2 = BACKGROUND

WE ARE GOING TO CHOOSE TWO COLOURS FOR THIS TUTORIAL

CLICK IN ONE OF THE COLOUR BOXES ABOVE AND IT WILL BRING  UP THE  BOX BELOW

CLICK ON A COLOUR TO SELECT ONE .

 

CLICK ON YOUR   ( TEXT TOOL) FROM THE TOOLBAR  IT WILL BRING UP YOUR TEXT OPTION, SIZE, FONT ETC

 

I SELECTED FLOATING  FONT   SIZE 50

 CHECKED THE ANTI-ALIAS BOX

    BOLD FONT  B

STROKE WIDTH 1.00

CLICK ON YOUR CANVAS ONCE YOU  ARE PLEASED WITH YOUR SETTINGS, THIS BOX WILL APPEAR, TYPE OUT YOUR TEXT AND HIT APPLY

THIS IS NOW WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE ON YOUR CANVAS, IT WILL HAVE MARCHING ANTS (Dotted Lines) AROUND IT,

USE YOUR MOVER TOOL TO POSITION YOUR TEXT

GO TO SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

AND THE ANTS WILL BE GONE

 

NOW TO KEEP YOUR TEXT TRANSPARENT

GO  TO EDIT COPY AND THEN TO FILE - JASC SOFTWARE PRODUCTS - ANIMATION SHOP 

PSP X users can download a trial or full version of ANIMATION SHOP HERE

 WHEN ANIMATION SHOP OPENS GO TO EDIT - PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION  

GO TO  FILE - SAVE AS

SELECT THE FOLDER YOU WANT TO SAVE IN

NAME YOUR FILE

 SAVE AS GIF

          THAT WAS PART ONE OF THE TEXT

NOW WE ARE GOING TO DO A SOLID COLOUR STROKE (OUTLINE) AND A GRADIENT FILL

 FIRST CHOOSE SOLID COLOUR   ON THE FOREGROUND BOX OF THE MATERIALS PALETTE

(THE TOP BOX)

TO CHANGE THE COLOUR JUST CLICK INSIDE THE LITTLE FOREGROUND/STROKE BOX (BOX 1)

 TO GET THE MENU.

UNDERNEATH THE 2nd BOX (BACKGROUND/FILL)

SELECT THE ICON THAT'S ON THE LEFT

  TO GET THIS MENU

 

THE MIDDLE ONE IS GRADIENTS

CLICK INSIDE THE  BACKGROUNDS/FILL BOX (BOX 2)

 TO GET THIS MENU

CLICK INSIDE THE WINDOW TO SELECT A GRADIENT

FOLLOW ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADDING TEXT

THIS EXAMPLE IS FOR A PATTERN FILL WITH A SOLID COLOUR OUTLINE 

FOLLOW SAME FOR AS ABOVE FOR PATTERN FILL ,  CLICK ON PATTERN   ON THE BACKGROUND/FILL BOX THEN AGAIN CLICK INSIDE THE SMALL BOX TO  BRING  UP YOUR PATTERN CHOICES

               

         

REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR TEXT TRANSPARENT

GO  TO EDIT COPY AND THEN TO FILE - JASC SOFTWARE PRODUCTS - ANIMATION SHOP 

 WHEN ANIMATION SHOP OPENS GO TO EDIT - PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION  

GO TO  FILE - SAVE AS

NAME YOUR FILE

 SAVE AS GIF

SUBMIT YOUR 3 TEXT EXAMPLES TO THE PSP 8 RESULTS MESSAGE BOARD (For Robbies Members)

Tutorial written by RobbieFan 2002. Updated  by Lyn and Robbie 2004.
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005