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Scanlines
Created by: Raymond

 
Have you noticed these funny lines on some older TV sets? Well, now you can add this effect to your photos! This technique is great for sites about movies, TV shows, etc. Have fun ...
 
Open your photo or picture. For finding great photos real fast I suggest you use Altavista's photo search engine. Just type in some keywords about the photo you want and click on the photo button above the area in which you just typed in and press search for a huge selection of photos fast!
 
Open a new image with the dimensions 4x4 pixels, background transparent, 16 million colors.
 
Set your foreground color to black and your background color to white.
 
PSP 5: Click on your Line tool:
Line Type = Normal
Width = 1
Antialias = unchecked
 

PSP 6: Click on your Drawing tool:
Type = Single Line
Style = Stroked
Width = 3
Antialias = unchecked
Create as vector = unchecked
Close path = unchecked

 
Next, in the image with the dimensions 4x4, draw four lines (two black and two white).
 
Save this small image as "TV_Lines.psp".
 
Now return to the document with your photo. Create a new layer by clicking on the New Layer icon in your layer palette.
 
Click on the Flood Fill tool in your tool palette:

PSP 5:
Fill Style = Pattern
Match Mode = None
Tolerance = 0
Opacity = 100
Sample merged = unchecked
Click on Options:
Blend Mode = Normal
New Pattern Source = TV_Lines.psp

PSP 6:
Fill style = Pattern
Blend mode = Normal
Paper texture = None
Match mode = None
Tolerance = n/a
Opacity = 100
Sample merged = unchecked
Click on tab 2:
New Pattern source = TV_Lines.psp

 
Click anywhere on the new layer of your photo to add a group of lines which cover your photo.

(This picture and the one below are shown at 2:1 so you can see the effect well.)

 
Now in the layer palette, set the Blend Mode to Overlay and the Opacity to about 60.

You're done!