PSP "Marching Ants" Tag
Tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on April 27, 2003.
It is property of and 2001-2003 to Whisper's Web Works.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site,
email or elist without written permission directly from me. If you would like to share the url for this tutorial, you may do so without writing for permission, but I always welcome a "who, where" email.  Thank you.

For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.
MuRa's Seamless Filters D ~ download here.
Tutorial zip ~ download here.
Unzip:  place the selections to your selection folder or wherever you
prefer to store your selections; open the ww-psptools.jpg in PSP and minimize.

Bauhaus93 font ~ download here.

 

Open a new image:
200 x 200 pixels
Transparent
16.7 Million colors

File > Save as > pspblinkie.psp

PART 1

Add a layer, name it solid and flood fill with white.

Add a new, name it background and flood fill with white.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > MuRa's Seamless > Checks > these settings:
Color R 0
Color G 0
Color B 0
Effect 128
Ratio 192
Number 10
Slant 128
Offset, Gingham 0

Lower the opacity of the background layer to 25.

Add a new raster layer, name it main and flood fill with white.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > MuRa's Seamless > Checks > these settings:
Color R 128
Color G 128
Color B 128
Effect 128
Ratio 192
Number 5
Slant 128
Offset, Gingham 0

Grab your selection tool and set at:
Rectangle
Feather 5
Antialias checked

Place your cursor at 20,20 and draw down to 180,180 creating a selection that is 160 square.
Your bottom numbers should read like this:

Selections > Invert.

Hit your delete key once.

Selections > Invert.

Add a new raster layer and name it cutout.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal 0
Vertical 0
Opacity 67
Blur 11.9

Selections > Select none.

Hit your save button and move this image over, bring the tool icons image back up.

 

PART 2

Grab your selection tool and set at:
Rectangle
Feather 0
Antialias UNchecked

Draw a selection around one of the tool icons that you want to use.

You may want to zoom in to do this.

Edit > Copy.

Edit > Paste > As new image.

(My images were coming out at 30 x 25.)

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Modify > Contract > 6 > ok.

Selections > Modify > Feather > 5 > ok.

Edit > Copy.

Back to your pspblinkie image.

Add a new raster layer and name it tools.

Right click on the top bar of the image and choose Paste as new selection. 

Place the tool somewhere on the checkerboard.
I have chosen to place mine in the grey squares.

Place as many of the different tool icons on your pspblinkie image as you like by repeating the steps in PART 2.  Keep in mind that some of your icons may be covered up with the text so you may want to keep to the edge of the checkerboard.

 

Continued.......

 

 

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