your .jpg *file extension* graphic and decide what colors you want to use for
the text.. Have your Text tool selected on the tool bar.
right, the materials palette is there.. the top square is
the OUTLINE color. or foreground color.. the bottom square
is the FILL color or the background color. PSP keeps the
last 10 colors you've used that you customized on the top
2 rows.. the bottom 2 rows are the default colors.. they
stay the same all the time...Kind of standard colors. The
two lil squares of color that's over to the right of
the foreground color shows your two working colors, click
the lil two ended arrow and it changes the placement of
the two colors..
you start recording your script you decide the colors and
the font you want on your graphic or TAG. Click your
Text Tool oh yea we
did that already LOL
tool options bar *which looks like this below* set your
ALWAYS have the Anti-alias set on
I hate to see text on a graphic or TAG that's jagged
around the edges.. it ruins the whole tag!!!!
this sample capture below. it shows what the Script bar
looks like. With your Text tool selected you click
anywhere on your graphic and the Text entry box pops up.
You then type your text in. Remember the text when you
should be floating with the lil marching ants around the
text. Mine below don't look like it is. but it is. NEXT
you click on the script bar the circle
which records the
script your going to make...
you get the text there where you want it by clicking on
it, holding the left mouse button down and dragging it to
where you want.. you click the
button. You always have to put the text there first before
you record a script it cant do that for you...
you can either put an inner bevel and/or 3D shadow on your
text. Of which I ALWAYS do.. Makes it look better if ya
ask me. I
NEVER put just plain text on a graphic or tag.. yuck lol...
is the settings I used if you want to try them.. First I
are both found if you go to Effects/3D effects
need to do these and know which settings your going to use
BEFORE you start recording the script!!.. Its not time to
experiment when a script is recording, figure this out
you want, once you get these settings set on your inner
bevel and the drop shadow boxes.. click the SAVE button
up there.. call them Norma's Preset.. I use these ALL
the time.. You might too!!! *Do sometime while your not
recording a script*
that's how your put your name on a tag and how you would
record a script to make other tags for friends.. groups
etc.. and save time..
next section of this tutorial I will cover how to put
your name on an animated tag or graphic.. its lil more
involved but DOABLE.
in this part of the tutorial I'm going to show you how
to add a name to an animated tag or graphic.
have to open your Animation Shop *AS* and have
your PSP open also.. you have to toggle back and forth
to each. In your *AS* open the animated .gif.
EDIT/select all or
on keyboard.. makes is easier to learn some of the key
board shortcuts. File/Export Frames/Paint Shop
Pro... make sure you have ALL the frames selected or
highlighted. it will auto open in PSP..
So when your in PSP you have your layers palette there and you will see
all the 'frames' they're like layers. On the layer
palette.. make sure the TOP frame is highlighted and ADD
a new layer
*this is the layer your going to put the NAME on*
this point if your making alot of this particular tag
with different peoples names on it.. you would start
recoding a script NOW*
Apply all the effects at this point, the inner bevel
and/or 3D shadow now if you want.. Selections/select
none. SAVE the SCRIPT an name it.. Now depending
on how many frames this .gif animation has.. you
DUPLICATE the NAME layer to the same number. Here on
mine.. the animation has just 2 layers.. so I duplicate
the name layer once.. ending up with two name layers....
you click and drag ONE name layer on TOP of EACH frame
layer.. This is tricky if the animation has a lot of
frames... I do a SCRIPT especially if I'm making a lot of
these tags for people.. don't want to have to go through
all these steps EACH time.. ugh.. ok RECAPPING.. You put
text on a new layer.. duplicated it same amount of frame
that the graphic has.. drag EACH new name layer down on
top of each frame later.. with this one I end up with 4
layers well two frame layers 2 name layers
*good habit is to name your added layers.. *
duplicate the name layer.....you right click on the name
layer and click duplicate...
Select a name layer and right click/merge/merge down
that only merges that layer that's highlighted and the
layer below it.. Now right click on the next name
layer and merge/merge down. You should have 2 layers or
really they're frames
HERE and hit the SAVE Script button it looks like a
click to close the graphic.. click
on the first window it asks you if you want to save it..
you don't YET. When you click NO.. another box pops up
it asks if you want to save the changes back to
animation shop.. you click
it will take you auto back to *AS* You can check to see
how your animation looks..
if it jumps or the name isn't on both or all frames then
you did SOMETHING wrong!!! you go to EDIT/ UNDO update
from PSP. start over
all is ok.. then you SAVE AS.. in a .gif extension
YOUR DONE.. to use that script.. you made for the
animation.. *HOPE you saved it while in PSP before you
closed the animation in there and went back to *AS* if
you didn't you have to record it again. This is how you
can make a lot of this animated tag for lots of people
this has helped you..