Sparkle tag

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8 or 9

This is what we will be making

Get the fairy tube I used here > 

Or use these tubes if you wish

Get Pegasus here

Dragon here

This is to give you an idea how to sparkle in certain areas.

Open the tube in PSP

Using the Mover Tool

move the tube over to the right  and then go to IMAGE - MIRROR to face it the other way.

 For the text I picked the colours from the tube by selecting the Dropper tool

 right click on the colour in the Graphic you want and then left click, this will put it in both Foreground and Background boxes

Select the Text Tool

 

use these settings making sure Vector is selected.

 

type in your name and click Apply.

If you want the Chocolate Box font get it here

you will see a box around your text,  go the middle node and when you see the little arrows angle your text 

 use the opposite  node

 to place the text between her wing and leg , the choice is yours.

 

 

Once happy  go to LAYERS - CONVERT TO RASTER LAYER

Now go to EFFECTS - 3D - INNER BEVEL

and use these settings

go to LAYERS - MERGE - MERGE VISIBLE.

Select the Freehand selection Tool 

 

Use the settings below

 

 carefully click  round the wings and dress

 holding down your shift key will enable you to select each piece in sections to get it all

When finished you should have this

If after selecting your wings and dress you see a floating Layer in your Layer Palette, like this

Right click on it and select Defloat ..

 

KEEP THE MARCHING ANTS SELECTED

Open your Layer palette  and  right click on the merged layer and select Duplicate twice

you now have 3 layers

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Tutorial written by Robbie November 2005.
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005