Basic Layers

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8 or 9

 

This is what we will be making.

The Tubes used here are just an example, you can use any you choose.

Open a new image 300 x 200

 

Go LAYERSNEW RASTER LAYER

 

Name this layer flowers 1

 

Next Click Tube Tool  

 The Tools option pallet should appear at the top of your workspace.

Click the drop down menu to the left of the pink arrow.

 

You can scroll through your tubes using

Small or Large Icons

Click on the tube of your choice to select it

 

Place a few flowers on this layer 

@ scale of 100

  

 

Add a new layer and call it flowers 2

Put a few more flowers on this layer

@ a scale of 80

Add another layer and call it flowers 3

@ a scale of 60

Keep adding layers and flowers untill your canvas is

completley covered, changing scale down by 20 with

each layer.

When you are done your Canvas will look like this.

 

And your Layer Pallet will look like this.

  

Next we want to move our Flower Layer 1

to the top because the smaller flowers have

covered the Big ones.  Highlight the Flower 1 layer and right click on it.

Select ARRANGE - BRING TO TOP

Your layer pallet will now look like this.

And your canvas will look like this.

 

Now we want to add more tubes and some text, but

since the background is so busy we will use

the blank layer we still have. (Raster 1)

We need to have it as the top layer, so highlight it and right click on it, select

 ARRANGE BRING TO TOP

Using your Flood Fill tool 

Flood Fill your canvas with White

 

Since the flowers are covered we need to lower

the opacity on that layer to about 70.

(if you can't see the opacity bars, click on the side of your layer palette and drag it out)

 

and your image will look like this

 

Go LAYERSMERGE -MERGE VISIBLE

Go to LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER

You can name this Tube 1

Add some tubes to decorate, using a new layer

for each tube.  That way you can use your

MOVER Tool then arrange how it looks best.

You will also need to experiment with the size, going to EDIT - UNDO PICTURE TUBE if its not right.

Now add another Layer for the Text.

 Click Text Tool,  you will have to experiment to

see which size fits  best.

 

Using the drop list under Font, you are able

to see how the font will look.

  

Type your text and click OK.

Go to SELECTIONSSELECT NONE.

 You may want to have a new layer for each

word so its easier to move them around.

Next I'm adding an Inner Bevel.

Go to

EFFECTS3D EFFECTS INNER BEVEL

These are the settings I used.

See Pink arrow above If you click the little

eye you are able to see the effects on your

canvas as you change them.

Here is what we have so far.

 

Go to LAYERS - MERGE - MERGE VISIBLE

Now to add a border.

Go to IMAGEADD BORDERS

   

These are the settings I used.  You can change

the size of each border, and click the in the  COLOUR BOX,

to select your colour.

I chose a red border to match the Text.

Using your magic wand , click INSIDE the border.

 

You should now see the ants all around your border.

I then added an Inner Bevel, the same way as I

did for the text.

That's It.

 

 

tutorial written by Shell. Updated for PSP 8 by Zigg Zagg
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005