Ever say you need to get “Around to it?” Well now you can get “A Round Tuit!”
Written by Jo Dee
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Paint Shop Pro – I used version X, but should work for versions 8 and above.
Remember to save often.
1. Open a PSP image, 300 x 300.
2. Select your Preset Shapes tool and choose the Ellipse, foreground and background colors
of your choice I used #d2ecee.
3. Draw an ellipse about 150 x 150 (doesn’t have to be exact) while holding down your shift key
(forces it to be a circle.)
4. Center the circle on your canvas. Objects, Align, Center in Canvas.
5. Add a new Vector Layer.
6. Select your Text Tool and the colors of your choice. I used the same color for the background, but black for the foreground with a 0.5 stroke width. Select your font, I used Curlz MT, your size, and Create as Vector.
7. To have your text go around the circle, move your cursor near the center top of the circle you drew.
You’ll notice the cursor changes to a different one with an “A” on it. Click to enter your text and adjust your font and/or font size as necessary. I entered “Jo Dee’s Round Tuit”.
8. Add another Vector Layer.
9. To enter your “TUIT” text, move your cursor to somewhere outside the circle so you don’t get the “A” cursor.
Click and enter “TUIT”.
You’ll need to increase your font size.
10. Center “TUIT” on the canvas. Objects, Align, Center in Canvas.
11. Convert each of the three vector layers to Raster, but make sure the ellipse is the last one you convert.
12. On your ellipse layer, do an Inner Bevel.
Effects, 3D effects, Inner Bevel, with the following settings:
13. On TUIT layer and your text going around the circle, add a Drop Shadow.
Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow, with the following settings:
14. Flood Fill the bottom raster layer with a background or color of your choice.
Use a mask or frame if you wish.