Vector Text

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8 or 9
SHAPE FONT

 

OPEN PSP 8 OR PSP 9

GO TO FILE - NEW

TYPE IN 400 X 200

CLICK ON YOUR TEXT ICON

SET UP YOUR COLOUR PALETTE

FOREGROUND SET AT NULL

BACKGROUND A COLOUR OF YOUR CHOICE

CHOSE YOUR FONT SIZE AND CHECK VECTOR

 

CLICK ANYWHERE IN YOUR BLANK CANVAS, THIS WILL BRING UP YOUR TEXT BOX

TYPE IN YOUR TEXT AND HIT APPLY

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD THE HEART ALSO - OPEN THE FONT SUPPLIED - IT IS FREEWARE TYPE IN THE LETTER

CAPITAL M - THIS WILL GIVE YOU THE HEART SHAPE

CLICK APPLY

I TYPED IN ABOVE - NOW YOU CAN SEE YOUR VECTOR TEXT INSIDE THE BOX

BY LEFT CLICKING WITH YOUR MOUSE ON THE NODES YOU CAN CHANGE THE WIDTH OF YOUR TEXT

MOVE YOUR CURSER OVER THE SECOND LETTER OF YOUR TEXT

WHEN YOU SEE THE LETTER A YOU ARE READY TO ALTER THE COLOUR OF IT

WHILST YOUR CURSER IS OVER THE SECOND LETTER LEFT CLICK

THIS WILL REOPEN YOUR TEXT BOX

HIGHLIGHT ONLY YOUR SECOND LETTER

HOVER OVER THE MATERIALS PALETTE AND CLICK ON  A COLOUR FOR YOUR SECOND LETTER - THIS WILL AUTOMATICALLY   CHANGE THE COLOUR OF THE LETTER

I CHOSE YELLOW

FOLLOW ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS UNTIL YOU HAVE COLOURED ALL YOUR LETTERS

THEN CLICK APPLY ON YOUR TEXT BOX

NOW GO TO LAYERS - MERGE  - VISIBLE

GO TO EFFECTS - INNER BEVEL AND TYPE IN BELOW SETTINGS

 GO TO EDIT COPY

OPEN UP ANIMATION SHOP  

GO TO EDIT - PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION

GO TO FILE - SAVE AS

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