Brushes

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

I MADE THIS UP WITH PAINT BRUSHES

THERE ARE LOTS OF BRUSHES ON LINE THAT YOU CAN WORK WITH

THIS TUTORIAL IS TO GIVE YOU A BASIC  IDEA ON HOW TO USE THEM

BRUSH zip - Download the diamond brush if you don't have it.

The easiest way to import your Brushes is to unzip it to your desktop

then

Go to FILE - IMPORT - CUSTOM BRUSH

Click on OPEN

And browse to your Desktop. Highlight the Brush and select OPEN

Highlight the Brush again in the window and select ADD.

Your Brush should now be in the Dropdown window of your Custom Brushes

 Double click on it and it is ready for use.

  GO TO FILE - NEW

300 X 400

SET UP YOUR MATERIAL PALETTE , I CHOOSE A NICE RED

WHITE - FOREGROUND

RED - BACKGROUND

CLICK ON YOUR SHAPE ICON

SELECT ROUNDED RECTANGLE

DRAW A RECTANGLE SHAPE ON YOUR WORKSPACE AND FLOOD FILL WITH WHITE

MAKE SURE YOUR MATCH MODE IS SET AT RGB VALUE

NOW GO TO LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER , I NAMED MINE TEXT

WITH YOUR TEXT LAYER IN HIGHLIGHTED GO TO YOUR TEXT ICON

TYPE IN THE LETTER A

USE YOUR MOVER TOOL TO POSITION YOUR A

NOW GO TO SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

WITH YOUR TEXT LAYER STILL ACTIVE GO TO LAYERS - DUPLICATE

NOW MOVE YOUR OTHER A TO THE BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR CARD

WITH THE COPY LAYER ACTIVE CLICK ON YOUR PAINTBRUSH ICON

SELECT YOUR DIAMOND SHAPE BRUSH

NOW GO TO VIEW - PALETTES -  BRUSH VARIANCE

I SET MY IMPRESSION AT 10 , THIS GIVES US A NICE ROUNDED DIAMOND

PLACE SOME DIAMONDS ON YOUR CARD RIGHT CLICKING WITH YOUR MOUSE

WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR RESULT , GO TO

LAYERS - MERGE VISIBLE

TO KEEP YOUR CARD TRANSPARENT GO TO

EDIT - COPY

OPEN UP ANIMATION SHOP AND GO TO

PASTE - AS NEW ANIMATION

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