Streamlined Background Set
This tutorial was
created and put on this site on June 20, 2005.
For this tutorial you will
I do not profess to be able to teach HTML so please bear with me!
Open the photo you would like to use for your background set.
Shift + D
Close the original photo.
Resize your photo:
Edit > copy.
Open a new image:
File > Save as > streamlined.pspimage
Be sure to hit your save button on a regular basis!
Activate your selection tool and set at:
Set your cursor at x:0, y:0. (These coordinates will be found in the bottom right of your PSP window.)
Click and drag down and to the right so that your coordinates are 800,100.
They will look like this:
Edit > Paste > Paste into selection.
Selections > select none.
Layers > Duplicate.
Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Motion Trail > these
We should rename these layers just to keep things straight.
Right click on the top layer and rename it smear.
Right click on the bottom layer and rename it top.
Layers > Arrange > Bring to top.
Layers > New raster layer > name - background > ok.
Layers > Arrange > Send to bottom.
Flood fill the background layer with a light color from your smear, I am using #E6D9F7.
In your raster layer adjust the opacity of the smear layer.
I have set mine at 50.
Now let's add a title to the background.
Activate the top layer.
Activate your text tool and set the background color to solid and the same color you used to fill your image.
On your text tool bar set the create as to vector.
Click on the image to create your text.
Here are the settings I used:
Apply your text.
Activate the object selection tool.
Using the corner nodes of the bounding box you can stretch the text to fit the way you want it to look.
If you want your text centered horizontally -
In your layer palette right click on the vector layer and convert to raster.
Effects > 3D effects > Inner bevel > these settings:
Effects > 3D effects > Drop shadow > these settings:
Image > Canvas size > these settings:
Image > Add borders > these settings:
Now it is time to chop it up!