For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro, which you can get at
the Jasc site.
Click here for my zip file which contains the following:
A snack would be good. (Pepperidge
Farm Raspberry Milano cookies are one of my personal favorites - but you
can eat a lot more pretzels with a lot less guilt!)
Some working knowledge of PSP is helpful.
Unzip the file you downloaded to your hard
The selections files are in the folder
named "cc_clown_selections". You can place this folder
anywhere on your hard drive. When the tutorial calls for loading a
selection file for the first time, go to Selections/Load From Disk
and browse to this folder to find the file you need. Paint Shop Pro
will now default to this folder until you tell it otherwise.
Open "cc_clown_fill.jpg" in
Paint Shop Pro.
Open "cc_clown_hair.tub" in
Paint Shop Pro and export as a Picture Tube: File/Export/Picture
Tube. (Make sure you enter 4 for BOTH Cells across AND
Cells down; Placement mode: continuous; step size: 20; Selection mode:
I will be using the icons from PSP to
show the steps we will be taking. I have these buttons available on
my toolbars, which makes things much easier. Here they are along with an
explanation of each:
Disk Load Selection (Selections/Load From Disk)
Float your selection (Selections/Float)
Select none (Selections/Select None)
Save (one of the most important steps in any tutorial)
Invert Selection (Selections/Invert)
Drop Shadow (Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow
Undo (This button is your best friend!)
Okay, let's get started...
Open a new image: 300x300
pixels; transparent background; 16 million colors. Save this
image in psp format to your hard drive. Once saved, you can save
throughout the tutorial by clicking your save icon .