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Drawing Fireworks For An Ecard with Paint Shop Pro 7 - Page 2


Step 3. Draw the larger starbursts.

Preset Shapes Tool
You will draw the next starbursts using the Preset Shapes tool. Click on the icon for the Preset Shapes tool and set the Tool Options palette to the following values. (see Figure 4)



Figure 4

Type: Fireworks 3
Retain style: checked
Create as vector: unchecked

Click and drag to draw a starburst at the upper left corner of the image. Now change from Fireworks 3 to Fireworks 1 and draw another starburst at the upper right corner. (see Figure 5).


Figure 5


Step 4. Add the text.

Text Tool
Now you will add the Happy 4th message at the lower left corner of the image. You can change the message to reflect how you plan to use the image. For example this could be a birthday or anniversary greeting.
  • Click on the icon for the Text tool. Now place your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of the image and click once to open the Text Entry dialog box.
  • Click on the Standard text button at the lower left of this dialog box.
  • Go to the Styles section (left side of the dialog box) and find the colored square next to the Fill option. Click on the small arrow on the Fill box to open the pop-up menu. Choose the Gradient option from the pop-up menu. (see Figure 6)

    Figure 6

  • Now click on the Fill box itself and the Gradient dialog box will open. Set the Gradient dialog box to the following values. (see Figure 7)

    Figure 7

    Type: Red-Green-Blue
    Style: 1st Box
    Angle: 0
    Repeats: 0

  • Click OK to close the Gradient dialog box and return to the Text Entry dialog box. Set the rest of the values in the Text Entry dialog box to the following. (see Figure 6)

    Name: Comic Sans MS
    Size: 28
    Script: Western
    Auto kern: checked
    B(bold): selected
    Create as: Floating and Antialias
Type your message into the input box and click OK. The text will be floating over the image. Click on the text and drag it into place. Click Selections > Select None. (see Figure 8)

Figure 8

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