Fine Leather Filled Text - Intermediate
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This tutorial demonstrates how to create Fine Leather Filled Text.
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Highlight And Then Change PaintShop Pro’s Text String Attributes - Here.
Open PaintShop Pro, and then click the Edit tab found at the top of the workspace.
Open a New Image (File then New - Ctrl then N): setting the attributes of your choice, and then click OK. I’ve selected the following New Image settings.
Enlarge your image by double-left-clicking its top menu-bar.
Now you have opened a New Image, you are ready for the next step.
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Now, set the Foreground and Background Colours to the colours you would like your Fine Leather to represent. I have selected the following colours.
Foreground = #f8a126 - Background = #511107.
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From the left-side Tools Toolbar, activate The Text Tool .
Then enter your choice of text attributes into the Tool Options Ribbon or Palette.
I chose the following settings.
Your choice of Font Size is determined by the canvas’s dimensions; Image Resolution - and the type of Font; given these can differ between Paint Shop Pro versions, it is important to experiment with different (Font) Sizes.
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After first highlighting your Text String with your cursor: PaintShop Pro X4/X5/X6/X7/X8/X9 lets you change the Text Attributes.
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To change the Text Attributes, first, highlight the Text String with your cursor, as illustrated above. Then change the Text Attributes by selecting alternative choices from the Tool Options Bar - as illustrated below.
Change The Font Example
Remember, once you have highlighted the Text String: you can change any of its
attributes, for example, the Font, Font Style, Width, etc: - and it will immediately change your Text String’s attributes.
Change The Font Size Example
Change The Stroke Width Example
You can even change the entire Text String (or part of it), by simply highlighting the entire (or part) of the text string, and then typing over the text already there. After typing in your new text, your image will automatically change to reflect the change.
Tip: Delete Applied Text
To delete text after its application, first, apply your text, and then activate the Pick Tool. Now, tap your Keyboard’s Delete Key.
Tip: Highlight Text
You can also use the following text selection methods. Double-left-clicking in the text will select a single word. Triple-left-clicking in the text will select a line.
And quadruple-left-clicking in the text (Ctrl then A); will select the entire text string.
Change The Text’s Colours
Once it has been highlighted, you can change the Text Colour (Materials) by altering the Material Palette’s Foreground and Background Colours - as illustrated below.
Now that you have set the Text Tool’s attributes, you are ready for the next step.
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Left-click over the centre of your canvas; enter a text string of your choice, and then click OK or click Apply. Your text will then be surrounded by a large Vector Deformation Bounding Box. Now, left-click and drag your text to a central position.
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Paint Shop Pro X3 and X4/5/6/7/8/9 no longer support the Text Entry Box. Instead, to apply text, hover your cursor over the New Image, and you will see the following Text icon.
Now, left-click once over your New Image, and you will see the following Blinking Cursor.
Then type in the text string of your choice, and it will be applied to the canvas - as illustrated below.
Carriage Return (Enter) Tip
To apply your text onto the line beneath, simply tap your Keyboard’s Carriage Return (Enter) Key - and then enter your text in the usual manner.
After you have entered your entire text string, complete the Text application by left-clicking over the following Apply changes tick icon.
Tip; Text Application
You can also apply the text after you have typed it in by double-left-clicking over the area outside the text object, (over the grey workspace).
Cancel Text Application
To cancel your Text application, click the following Cancel changes arrow.
After you have applied the text of your choice to your canvas, you are ready for the next
Now, from the Tools Toolbar, activate the Mover/Move Tool
Then left-click and drag the text to its final position over your canvas.
Now, from the top menu, choose Effects then choose Texture Effects and then choose Fine Leather. And from the subsequent Fine Leather dialogue box, enter the following default settings, or experiment, and then click OK.
To apply a Drop Shadow to your text: from the top menu, choose Effects then choose 3D and then choose Drop Shadow. Now, from the subsequent Drop Shadow dialogue box, enter the following settings, or experiment, and then click OK.
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If you like, you can create a separate Layer for your text by right-clicking over the Text’s (Floating Selection) Layer and choosing Promote Selection To Layer from the subsequent drop-down list. Now, if you click to remove the (White) Background Layer’s Visibility Eye Icon - as demonstrated below.
It will remove the White Background, so leaving the following Chessboard Transparency.
You can then create a New Raster Layer, then drag the New Raster Layer to below the Text Layers. Now, remove the Selection Marquee - Ctrl then D: and then (using the Flood Fill Tool), you can Fill the New Raster Layer with your choice of Solid Colour, Gradient or Pattern - as demonstrated in my screen captures below.
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To sharpen your Fine Leather Text, (working on the Text Layer): from the top menu, choose Adjust then choose Sharpness and then choose Unsharp Mask. And from the subsequent Unsharp Mask dialogue box, enter settings of your choice, and then click OK.
(Paint Shop Pro 7, from the top menu, choose Effects then choose Sharpen then choose Unsharp Mask).
Now is a good time to save your Layered Image as a Paint Shop Pro Image File.
Now to finish, from the top menu, choose Layers then choose Merge and then choose Merge All (Flatten).
Congratulations, your Fine Leather Filled Text is complete, and it’s ready to Crop to size if necessary, and to optimise and save.
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