Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Puzzle Tag

This is a more advanced tutorial and expects you to know a few things about PSP.

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This is what we'll be making:

Supplies you will need. Download this zip file that contains the png image, mask and filter/plugin I'll be using. Unzip the filter mura meister cloud and place it in your plugin/filter folder in PSP. You may use another image besides the cat one I am using. I do not know who is the artist/owner of this image, if anyone knows please let me know so I can give them proper credit.

Optional part:  Xero Porcelain Filter/Plugin:  (freeware)


Open up  the image you are going to use in your psp along with your mask.  Use shift D to make a copy and then close out the originals.  You can minimize the mask image and the png for now.  Create a new transparent image 450 x 450. Set for flood fill and pick a color from your png/tube image.  I picked the color from the yarn #BBBDED and then choose a darker shade of the same color.  I used #516C8B.  Go to effects and choose mura miester cloud.

Choose the default settings and it should pick up the colors from the flood fill.  If it doesn't click on the reset color button.  Click ok.

Copy your png/tube and paste as new layer.  Resize by 75 percent

Repeat and move png/tube to top of image.

Go to layer palette and change settings to luminance and opacity to 80%

Merge Visible

 Now go up to Masks and choose new and then from image.

Choose the brice_puzzle3.msk at the settings below

Go back under masks and click delete.  When the window pops up asking if you'd like to merge with current layer click Yes.

Go to effects, drop shadow and use the settings below:

Repeat drop shadow
Copy your png/tube image and paste it on as a new layer. Resize it by 75% and then resize it again but by 85%.  Move down near the bottom of the image.

(Optional) While still on png/tube go to effects xero, porcelain and use the following settings.

Go to effects drop shadow and use the following settings:
Now you are all set to add in your text.  I used the color of the green yarn:  #8FCA5D and Script MT Bold, however you can use whatever font you would like.  Place the name you would like

Use the drop shadow we used for the puzzle pieces:

repeat drop shadow
Remember to have fun :)

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