Twilight Zone Tag _ tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on July 6, 2004.
It is property of and 2001-2004 to Whisper's Web Works.
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For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.
A font of choice, I am using a Twilight Zone font but I do not know if it is a freeware font so I will not be offering it for download.

 

Open a new image:
300 x 300 pixels
Transparent
16.7 Million colors

File > Save as > tztag.pspimage

Be sure to hit your save button on a regular basis!

Set your foreground to solid black and your background to solid white.

Activate your shapes tool and set at:
Ellipse
Anti-alias checked
Vector checked
Line style solid
Width 10.00

Hold down your shift key and starting in the top left corner draw down and to the right, drawing a circle that is about 250 pixels.

Objects > Align > Center in canvas.

In your layer palette right click on the vector layer > Convert to Raster Layer.

Right click on your raster layer and duplicate 7 times so that you end up with 8 layers with the circle on it.

Starting with the top rename each layer 1 through 8.

Activate layer 1.

Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback > these settings:
Opacity 100
Intensity 75
Horizontal offset 0
Vertical offset -35
Elliptical checked

Activate layer 2.

Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback > change these settings:
Horizontal offset 35
Vertical offset -25

Activate layer 3.

Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback > change these settings:
Horizontal offset 35
Vertical offset 0

Activate layer 4.

Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback > change these settings:
Horizontal offset 25
Vertical offset 35

Activate layer 5.

Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback > change these settings:
Horizontal offset 0
Vertical offset 35

Activate layer 6.

Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback > change these settings:
Horizontal offset -25
Vertical offset 35

Activate layer 7.

Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback > change these settings:
Horizontal offset -35
Vertical offset 0

Activate layer 8.

Effects > Reflection effects > Feedback > change these settings:
Horizontal offset -35
Vertical offset -25

Activate layer 1.

Add a new raster layer.

Activate your text tool.

Set your text for what you want your tag to say.

You may want to do your text in a bold color, use the inner bevel and/or add a drop shadow.  This would help your text to stand out from the image.

Now you need to duplicate your text layer seven times.
You can do this by either right clicking on the text layer and choosing duplicate or by activating the layer you want to duplicate and clicking on the Duplicate Layer button at the top of your layer palette.  I have outlined the button in green to show you.

Now you need to merge the text layers with the circle layers.

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