Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Scrapbooking Series:
Labelmaker Type Label

Welcome to my scrapbook tutorial series! Some of my scrapbooking tutorials are in the free area of my site, and some are in the members area. However, I've put thumbnails and links to ALL tutorials in both areas, so no matter where you are on the site, you'll be able to find the scrapbooking tuts.

In the free area of my site, you'll find the tutorials here. In the members area, you'll find the tutorials here. You'll also find more information about scrapping, and some tips on those pages as well.

This tutorial will show you how to make this really quick and easy labelmaker type label.

For this tutorial, you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro. I used version X, but you shouldn't have any problems doing this tutorial in other versions. You may download the latest PSP version demo here.

A font of your choice. I'm using Another Typewriter Font. You may download it here. Unzip the font and place it into a folder of your choice (just remember where you put it).

The size of your image will depend on how you're planning on using it.

If you're going to use your finished image on the web, you can make it relatively smaller and can use an image resolution of 72 dpi; however, if you're going to use the finished image for paper scrapbooking, then you'll want to make it fairly large, and make your image resolution 300 dpi.

You can determine the best size to make the image by opening up a new image in PSP the exact size you want your finished scrapbook page to be and make your image a size that would work well with it.

In the tutorial, just adjust the sizes of things to fit the image you're making.

Step 1. I'm going to use my image on the web, so I've opened up a new image in PSP 250 x 25 at 72 dpi.

Step 2. Flood fill with black. Set your foreground color to null, background to white.

Step 3. Navigate to the font you downloaded, double click on it to open (or use another font of your choice). Choose your text tool, using settings in the screenshot. Type whatever text you want on your label.O

If you like, you can apply an inner bevel to your text (if you're using white text on a black background, you probably won't need it, but other colors may benefit from it - for example, I used an inner bevel on the blue label in my screenshot at top of this page). These are the settings I used.

Step 4. Now save your image in whatever format you prefer.

You can make many variations of this label - change the colors/words/text/size.

So now that you've done the tutorial, here's a quick way to get this same effect (if you're feeling a bit lazy or need an image in a hurry). You can make labels online for free with the Acme Labelmaker. Go here.

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This tutorial was created on May 18, 2008.
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