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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 white, 16 million colors.
 
Click on your Drawing tool:
Type = Single Line
Width = 3
Line style = Default line
Antialias = unchecked
Create as vector = unchecked
Close path = unchecked
 
Set your foreground style to Solid Color (click on the little arrow in your foreground style box and choose the icon on the left) and your foreground texture to None (click on the little arrow in your texture box and choose the icon on the right). Now click into your foreground style box and set your foreground color to black.
 
Next, in the image with the dimensions 4x4, draw two black lines.
 
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:
Blend mode = Normal
Match mode = None
Tolerance = n/a
Opacity = 100
Sample merged = unchecked
 
Set your foreground style to Pattern (click on the arrow in the foreground style box and choose the second icon from the right). Then click into your foreground style box:
Pattern = TV_Lines.psp
Scale = 100
Angle = 0
 
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!