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Drawing A Nine Patch Quilt Square Greeting Card With Paint Shop Pro 7

Project Information: Skill level: Basic CorelR JascR Paint ShopTM ProR 7 General tips Inkjet printer Blank greeting card and envelope (8.5 x 5.5 inches folded, glossy)

In this tutorial you will draw a nine patch quilt square using the Draw tool in Paint Shop Pro 7. If you are new to drawing in a graphics program, this is a good tutorial for you. It will give you practice in digital drawing. And with just a little time, you will be drawing with your mouse as easily as drawing with a pen. When you finish the image you can use it for the front of a note card.



Start a new image.

Note: If you will be sending this card over the Internet instead of printing it, set the Resolution to 72. Set the Resolution to 200 if you will be printing the card. When working with a 200 or larger resolution, the image will look larger than it should. To get a more accurate view, click View > Zoom Out by 1 to get a [1:2] viewing.


After you open the Paint Shop Pro program, click File > New on the Menu Bar. The New Image dialog box will open. Set the values in the dialog box to the following settings.


Figure 1. New Image Dialog Box

Width: 8.5 inches
Height: 5.5 inches
Resolution: 200 ppi
Background color: White
Image type: 16.7 m Colors (24 bit)

You will now setup your drawing tools.

  • Click on the Draw icon on the Tool Palette. Now set the Tool Options Palette to the following values.


    Figure 2. Tool Options - Draw Palette

    Type: Freehand Line
    Width: 5
    Line style: Solid #1
    Antialias: yes
    Create as vector: No
    Close path: No

  • Set the Active Styles and Textures boxes to the following values. Then put a check in the small box next to Lock.


    Figure 3. Styles and Textures Boxes

    Styles Boxes:
    1st : Solid
    2nd : Null

    Textures Boxes:
    1st: Null
    2nd: Null

    Lock: Checked


  • Now click on the first Styles Box. The Color dialog box will open. Set the color to black by clicking on the last small square in the first row of the Basic Colors (upper left corner of dialog box). Click OK.


    Figure 4. Color Dialog Box
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