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For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8 or 9

OPEN PSP 8 OR 9

GO TO   FILE - NEW  AND  OPEN A NEW IMAGE 300 X 300

 CHOOSE A DARK COLOUR  IN YOUR  FOREGROUND PALETTE

 

TO DO THIS USE YOUR EYE DROPPER TOOL AND PLACE IT OVER YOUR COLOUR BOX

SEE BELOW

DOING THIS WILL BRING YOU UP YOUR MATERIAL PALETTE

CLICK ON COLOUR - CHOOSE A DARK COLOUR I CHOOSE BLACK

YOUR BACKGROUND - SET IT AT NULL

WITH YOUR NEW WORK SPACE ACTIVE

 CLICK ON YOUR SHAPES ICONCHOOSE THE ELLIPSE - SEE BELOW

ON YOUR WORK SPACE PLACE YOU CURSER - SEE BELOW

AND DRAW AN CIRCLE ON YOUR WORK SPACE

 

NEXT CLICK ON THE ARROW BELOW ON YOUR COLOUR PALETTE CHANGING YOUR PALETTE

TO FOREGROUND - NULL

BACKGROUND - BLACK

 USE YOUR EYE DROPPER  AND SELECT YOUR COLOUR

I CHOSE A NICE RED

NOW CLICK ON YOU TEXT ICON AND PLACE YOUR CURSER AT THE TOP CENTRE OF YOU ELLIPSE

 ONCE YOU SEE THE "A"  LEFT CLICK WITH YOUR MOUSE AND TYPE IN YOUR TEXT AND CLICK APPLY

I USED

MAKE SURE YOUR CENTRE ALIGNMENT IS CHECKED AND FLOATING

NOW WE CAN APPLY SOME EFFECTS HERE, I USED

PLAY AROUND TILL YOUR HAPPY

I ALSO ADDED AN INNER BEVEL USING BELOW SETTINGS

NOW GO TO SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

ON YOUR LAYER PALETTE HIGHLIGHT YOUR VECTOR TEXT LAYER

RIGHT CLICK IT AND HIT DELETE

NOW GO TO LAYERS - MERGE VISIBLE

WE WANT TO KEEP OUR TEXT TRANSPARENT

MAKE SURE YOUR IMAGE IF HIGHLIGHTED AND CLICK ON YOUR COPY ICON

OPEN JASC ANIMATION SHOP

 IN JASC CLICK ON YOUR  EDIT - PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION ICON

OR GO TO EDIT - PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION

YOUR WORK WILL SHOW NOW ON THE SCREEN

GO TO FILE - SAVE AS

Tutorial written by Robbie 2003. Updated for PSP 8 by Lyn 2004
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005