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PSPUG Spider Web
Created by: Graham

 
This tutorial uses the Deformation tool and effects.
 
On the tool bar click New Image:
Width = 200 Pixels
Height = 200 Pixels
Resolution = 72 Pixels/inch
Background color = White
Image Type = 16.7 million colors (24Bit)
 
Set your foreground color to black.
 
On the tool palette, click on the Text tool, then click anywhere into the image:
PSP 5:
Name = Arial Black
Style = Bold
Size = 36
Text effects = Antialias
Alignment = Center
Floating = checked

PSP 6:
Name = Arial Black
Size = 36
Color = black
Text effects = bold & centered
Create as = Floating selection
Antialias = checked


Type in "PSPUG", click on OK and place the letters in the center of your image. Right-click to deselect. – Phew! that was a big first step, go get a drink.
 
On the tool palette, click on the Magic Wand tool (Match Mode = RGB Value, Tolerance = 0, Feather = 0), then click on the background inside the image. On the menu bar, go to Selections || Invert, then to Selections || Float.
 
On the tool palette, click on the Deformation tool. You should now see a deformation box with sizing handles around the text "PSPUG", you can? Good.
 
Place the cursor over the little box near the letter "U", your cursor will change to two small arrows going round in a circle. Keep left mouse button down and drag the letters down until the bottom left of the box is at the top of the letter "P". Double-click inside the deformation box, then click on "Yes, apply deformation".
 
On the tool palette, click on the Dropper tool, then right-click on the black of one of the letters in the image which will change your background color to that color.
 
On the color palette, click on any color you like for your foreground color (I had a blue: Red = 0, Green = 41, Blue = 255).
 
On the tool palette, click on the Color Replacer tool:
Shape = Round
Size = 40
Opacity = 100
Hardness = 100
Density = 100
Step = 1
 
Move the cursor over the selected text (the one with the dotted line around it), it will change to the color you chose. Go to Selections || Select None to deselect.
 
     

Repeat the above steps for another deformation: select the background with the Magic Wand tool, go to Selections || Invert, then to Selections || Float, and rotate your selection with the Deformation tool. You're now moving both "PSPUGs" at once, and your picture should look like on the left now, the upper two (one black and one blue) "PSPUGs" still selected.
 
Click on any color on the color palette for a new foreground color (I had a green: Red = 0, Green = 255, Blue = 16).
 
On the tool palette, click on the Color Replacer tool. Hold down the left mouse button and move the cursor over the selected text, the selected black "PSPUG" will change to the color you selected.
 
      On the tool palette, click on the Dropper tool and right-click on the other (blue) selected text. Then click on the color palette for a foreground color of your choice (I had a pink: Red = 255, Green = 41, Blue = 247).
 
Click on the Color Replacer tool again, hold down the left mouse button and move the cursor over the selected text to change the color of the blue PSPUG. Go to Selections || Select None to deselect.
 
               

Repeat all these steps (selecting the background with the Magic Wand, Selections || Invert, Selections || Float, rotating the selection with the Deformation tool, replacing the colors) one more time. For the new colors I had a yellow (Red = 214, Green = 247, Blue = 19), a red (Red = 255, Green = 0, Blue = 0), a pale blue (Red = 165, Green = 247, Blue = 239), and a grey (Red = 8, Green = 74, Blue = 66), but of course you can choose any colors you like. Deselect again by going to Selections || Select None.
 
On the tool palette, click on the Dropper tool, right-click on the background of the image, then click on the black "PSPUG"; this will set your background color to white and your foreground color to black.
 
On the tool palette, click on the Color Replacer tool, and either hold down the left mouse button and move all across the image or double-click on the image so that the background changes from white to black.
 
Click on the little arrow in your active-colors panel to switch foreground and background colors.
 
On the tool palette, click on the Text tool, then on the image. Leave all settings as are and click on OK. Place the text (a white "PSPUG") in the center of the image, then right-click to deselect.
 
PSP 5: On the tool palette, click on the Line tool:
Line Type = Normal
Width = 1
Antialias = checked
 

PSP 6: On the tool palette, click on the Drawing tool:
Type = Single Line
Style = Stroked
Width = 1
Antialias = checked
Create as vector = unchecked
Close path = unchecked

 
Hold down the left mouse button and drag a line from the top right corner of the image down to the bottom left corner. Repeat this so that the image is sliced like a cake.
 
To finish, go twice to Image || Blur || Soften More on the menu bar.

That's it folks, all done.