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Working with Type and Creating Text Effects in Paint Shop Pro

Tutorials for working with type and creating text effects in Paint Shop Pro. Learn techniques for creating glows, neon, cutouts, ice, fire, bevels, drop shadows, embossed, 3d type, curved text, textured text, metallic effects, and many more effects. These tutorials are a great way to learn how to create special effects for objects other than type.

Creative Lettering - Changing Text Colors in Paint Shop Pro
Learn creative lettering in Paint Shop Pro for web design, sig tags, cards, and scrapbooking. This tutorial will walk you thru the vector tools in Paint Shop Pro to design some unique and creative lettering using two, three or even more colors for each letter of the word.

Draw Your Own Bubble Letters
Draw your own chubby bubble letters with this tutorial and the vector tools in Paint Shop Pro X.

Cut Out Text With Paint Shop Pro 7
Learn how to use selections with a couple of built in effects to create a cutout text effect in Paint Shop Pro 7.

Antique Text
Create an antique metallic text effect with PSP 7.

Cartoon 3D
A unique, high-tech style 3D cartoon text effect. PSP5.

Chrome Text
Create chrome text in PSP 7 without filters. This is an intermediate level tutorial, requiring familiarity with the Layers Palette and working with Selections and Gradients.

Cookie Cutter Text
A 3D text effect with a carved out center. PSP5.

Creating Rusty Text
Create rusted metallic text in Paint SHop Pro 7. Intermediate level.

Curved Text in PSP6
Paint Shop Pro 6 makes text on a curve easy.

Cutout Text on a Texture
Apply a cutout text effect on a textured background in PSP5.

Filling Text with a Pattern or Gradient
Several approaches to creating pattern filled text.

Glass Effects
This is a frosted glass text effect you can create with the native effects in PSP 6 and up. You can download the working file used in the tutorial.

Glitter Text
Create glitter text in PSP 7 without the use of plug-in filters. Requires knowledge of basic functions in PSP.

Glossy 3D Text
An interesting effect created using gaussian blur, the alpha channel, and the How Wax Coating effect. Ver. 5 or 6.

Gold Text
Learn how to create gold text in PSP 4.1.

Gold Text
Create gold text in PSP 7 without filters. This is an intermediate level tutorial, requiring familiarity with the Layers Palette and working with Selections and Gradients.

Gradient Text
A simple gradient fill can make your text more interesting. See how it's done in PSP 6.

Graffiti Art
Learn to paint realistic looking graffiti on a virtual brick wall in Paint Shop Pro.

Text Tool
The Text Tool is used to add raster or vector text to an image. This tutorial explains all the text tool options. For PSP 7.

Misty Cutout Text
Create misty cutout text in PSP 7 without the use of plug-in filters. This is an intermediate level tutorial, requiring familiarity with using Selections, Gradients, and the Layers Palette.

Multi-colored Vector Text
Learn about the vector text options that can give your text some flair.

Outlined Text PSP7
Create gradient filled text with an outline with the revised features of PSP 7.

Pattern Fill Text PSP7
Create pattern filled text using the new styles feature of PSP version 7.

Plastic Aqua Style Text
How to create the trendy aqua plastic style text in Paint Shop Pro 7. Advanced.

Puffy Patterned Text
Create puffy patterned text in PSP 7 without the use of plug-in filters.

Quick Chrome
Two simple methods for creating a nice chrome text effect. One uses a curves adjustment, the other uses the chrome effect. Version 6.

Quilting
Apply a puffy, quilted effect to text or shapes in PSP 5. No filters required.

Raised Text
Create raised text on a texture with native effects in PSP6.

Rough Edge Text
Learn how to select the outside edges of your text to apply a rough edge effect. Good selection tips here in addition to the text effect.

Text Effects Smorgasbord
Effects for metallic, beveled, cutout, outlined, embossed, neon, and shadowed text all on one page.

Text Around a Circular Path
Learn how to create perfect text on a circle so all your text is right side up. PSP6.

Text Illusion
"This tutorial will show how to create the illusion of depth and dimension in text." Uses Paint Shop Pro 7.

Text Tips for PSP 5
Several text tips demonstrated for Paint Shop Pro 5.

Textured Text
Use PSP6's built-in textures to create cutout text with a texture.

Type in Circles
Here's how you can create text that flows around a circle or any other shape with PSP 6.

X-Files Effect
A simple neon glow text effect using gaussian blur in PSP6.

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