My seamless fill tile.
My selection files. Place these in your PSP selections folder, or a location of your choice.
You may download my materials here. (Note: If you are having trouble getting the selections to work, then place them in PSP's selection folder - for some reason PSP sometimes won't recognize them in other locations).
Step 1. Open a new image 175 x 250, white background.
Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location where you placed the selection files). Flood fill with the "signpostfill" you downloaded (scale 50% angle 0).
Float the selection ("Ctrl+F" on your keyboard). Apply a cutout, using the settings in the screenshot.
Repeat the cutout, but change vertical and horizontal to -1.
Step 3. Repeat step 2 for selection 2 (change the angle on the flood fill to 90).
Step 4. Add a new layer. Set your foreground and background colors to black. Choose your text tool and choose a font of your choice (I'm using Goudy Old Style, size 18). Type whatever you want on your sign
Step 5. Appy a drop shadow (effects>3d effects>drop shadow) to your text, using the settings in the screenshot.
Float the selection (selections>select all>selections>float). Apply a cutout, using settings in the screenshot.
Step 6. And that's it. Delete your background layer and merge visible layers. Save as a psp file. It's ready to add to your town.
I hope you enjoyed the tut, and please let me know if you experience any problems.
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This tutorial was created on November 6, 2004.
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