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CD Picture Tube 
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CD Picture Tube



Create A CD Picture Tube - Intermediate
Written For Paint Shop Pro 7 8 9 X XI X2 X3 X4 X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 (Ultimate)

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This tutorial demonstrates how to create a CD Picture Tube; to work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image HereUnzip the file and open the CD Image onto Paint Shop Pro’s workspace.

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1/
Open the CD Start Image onto Paint Shop Pro’s workspace, then slightly extend its workspace by left-clicking and dragging out one of its corners.



2/ Promote The Background Layer
Then from the top menu, choose Layers then choose Promote Background Layer - or choose Promote to Layer, depending on your version of Paint Shop Pro.

      

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3/
Now, from the left-side Tools Toolbar, activate the Magic Wand Tool .



And enter the following settings into the Tool Options Palette or Ribbon.

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Then left-click once over the outer white background - as illustrated below.




Then left-click once inside the CD’s centre, to isolate it with a Selection Marquee also.

Important For Paint Shop Pro 7, because you don’t have the Add Shift setting that allows you to select more than one area at a time; after you have clicked over the outer white background, as illustrated above; press, and hold down the Keyboard’s Shift Key, then click over the CD’s centre - to isolate it with a Selection Marquee, as illustrated below.



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4/ Expand The Selection Marquee
From the top menu, choose Selections then choose Modify then choose Expand
From the subsequent Expand Selection dialogue box, enter a Number of Pixels value
of 1, then click OK.
 


5/ Feather The Selection Marquee
From the top menu, choose Selections then choose Modify and this time choose Feather. From the subsequent Feather Selection dialogue box, enter a Number of Pixels value of 1, then click OK.

       

6/
Now, from the top menu, choose Edit then choose Clear. Alternatively, press your Keyboard’s Delete Key. Pressing the Delete Key, or clicking Clear, removes the white background, so revealing the following Chessboard Transparency.

          Saved as a Gif 

7/
From the top menu, choose Selections then choose Select None - Ctrl then D.

Saved as a Jpeg


Tip
Crop away any extraneous chessboard background.

Soften Edges Tip
Smooth any rough edges using the Retouch/Soften Tool, (set to very low Opacity and Hardness settings).

8/
Congratulations, you have successfully removed the CD’s background, and
it is now ready to save as a Paint Shop Pro Image File. Alternatively, from the top menu, choose File then choose Export then choose Picture Tube. From the subsequent Export Picture Tube dialogue box, enter a unique name for your CD Picture Tube, then click OK.



Using the same techniques, you can have lots of fun removing your own object’s backgrounds, then incorporating them into your artwork, or Exporting them as Picture Tubes.
 



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