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Carbon Text

Tutorial is written for Paint Shop Pro 9. Most of the methods used are compatible with Paint Shop Pro 6, 7, 8 and 10.

Credits:
Author: Richie Dumlao

 

1 Start a new 500x150 pixels, white background image.  Pick the Type Text Tool and enter any text as shown below.  Save selection to Alpha Channel (Selections > Load/Save Selection > Save Selection to Alpha Channel).

Font Settings:
Font = Impact
Color = #808080
Create as = Floating
Size = 100
Stroke = 0

 

2  Decrease selection by 3 pixels (Selections > Modify > Contract).  Note that the pixel size varies depending on the size of your text.

 

3  We will be using an image fill on your current selection.  First, save the file carbonfiber_texture.jpg file below by simply right-clicking on it, and choose Save-as.  Open this image in Paint Shop Pro.  Note that the actual image size of the image below is 4x4 pixels.


carbonfiber_texture.jpg

 


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