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Engraved Effect Thank You Card - Paint Shop Pro 8

Project Information: Skill level: Intermediate CorelR JascR Paint ShopTM ProR 8 General tips

In this tutorial you will learn one technique for creating an engraved effect using Paint Shop Pro 8. When you are finished you will have made an elegant Thank You card.

What you will need:
  • Inkjet Printer
  • Blank Greeting Card and Envelope (quarter fold, photo quality)
  • Versital Script Font (Dover Publications, Dover Electronic Display Fonts Series) Optional
  • Filigree Picture Tube (Click here to download Filigree1_DCIPOLLO.PspTube)
    Extract and place this image file in the Picture Tubes folder within the Paint Shop Pro 8 folder.

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Step 1. Open a new image window. This card will be printed on a quarter fold blank greeting card so the image for the front of the card will be 4 inches high and 5.25 inches wide. Click File > New to open a New Image dialog box and set the following values.

Width: 5.25 inches
Height: 4 inches
Resolution: 200 pixels
Raster background: checked
Transparent Color: checked

MaterialsBoxesPatternButton Pattern Button
Figure 1. Materials Boxes

Step 2. Set the pattern for the card. Turn on the Pattern Button on the Foreground Materials Box. (Figure 1) Now click on the Foreground Materials Box to open the Material dialog box. (Figure 2) Here you will choose the pattern for your card. In the example I used the Grain Paper 03 pattern but you can use any pattern that is subtle enough to allow the engraved effect to show. Set the following values in the Material dialog box.

Figure 2. Material Dialog Box

Pattern: Grain Paper 03
Angle: 45
Scale: 100

ColorButton Color Button
Step 3. Set the background color. Turn on the Color Button on the Background Materials Box (Figure 1) and then click on the box to open the Material dialog box again (Figure 2). Set the base color for the engraving to black (color number 000000).

FloodFill Flood Fill Tool
Now you will use the Flood Fill tool to fill the card with the pattern. Click on the Flood Fill icon and then set the following values in the Tool Options Palette.

Match mode: RGB Value
Tolerance: 20
Blend mode: Normal
Opacity: 100

Now click on the card to fill it with the pattern.

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