Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Quick and Easy Blue Ribbon


This is a very simple blue ribbon to make, it's quick and most folks should have no problems completing the tutorial.

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This tutorial was written for Paint Shop Pro versions 9 and 7.

For this tutorial, you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro. I used version 9 and I've also included comments as appropriate for PSP 7 users. You may download the latest PSP version demo here.

My alpha canvas with selections.

My gradient. Place this in your PSP gradients folder.

You may download my materials here.

Step 1. Open up the canvas you downloaded. This canvas contains a background layer and alpha channels with the selections you'll need. To load a selection, go to selections>Load/Save Selections>Load selection from alpha channel. [PSP 7 users: selections>load from disk]. Then just navigate to the selection you need

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1. Flood fill with a gold gradient of your choice (one comes with PSP) - using these settings: style-linear, angle-90, repeats-0. Contract by 1 (selections>modify>contract). Flood fill with the pracken_ribbon gradient you downloaded.

Step 3. Repeat Step 2 for selections 2, 3, and 4.

Step 4. Add a new layer. Set background color to a gold gradient. Choose your text tool and a font of your choice. Type whatever text you'd like. I've used Harrington, size 18.

Step 5. When you're satisfied with your ribbon, delete the background layer and merge visible layers. And that's all there is to it!

It's easy to make other variations of this ribbon, just change the colors you use to flood fill. I hope you've enjoyed the tut!

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This tutorial was created on July 15, 2005.
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