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Easter Egg Card - Paint Shop Pro For Kids Series - Page2


Step 5. Choose the color for the text. Now we will set the color that we want our text to be. Find the Materials Palette on the upper right of the workspace. Find the second large colored square. This is the Background-Fill Properties Box. Click on this square to open the Material dialog box.

You will see three tabs at the top of the Material dialog box. Click on the Color Tab. You should recognize this Color dialog box from Step 3. Set the color you wish to use for the text. In the example, I used a nice lavender color. The HTML color code for this color is 800080. Type this lavendar color code into the small box at the bottom. Click Ok to close the Material dialog box.


Materials Palette
Background-Fill Properties Box

Material Dialog Box



Text Tool
Step 6. Add your Easter message. Now that we have set the color for the text, we will use the Text Tool to add your Easter message to the card. Click on the Text Tool icon and set the following values in the Tool Options Palette. The Tools Options Palette is the bottom horizontal bar at the top of the workspace.

Create as: Floating
Font: Kidprint (or your choice)
Size: 36
Stroke: 1
Anti-Alias: Yes
Alignment: Center
Font Style: B (Bold)

Now click on the space at the top of the Easter egg and the Text Entry dialog box will open. Type your Easter message into this box and click Apply. Your message will be "floating" over the top to the card. If necessary, click and drag the text into the center of the card above the egg. Finally, click Selections > Select None to stop the text from floating.

Step 7. Add a border. We will add more decoration to the card by adding a border. Go to the Menu bar and click Image > Add Borders to open the Add Borders dialog box. Set the following values in this dialog box.

Size in pixels: 3
Symmetric: Checked
Color: 800080 (HTML color code)

To choose a color for the border, first click on the small colored box to open the Color dialog box. In the Color dialog box type in the HTML color code in the small box at the bottom. Click Ok to close the Color dialog box. Now close the Add Borders dialog box.

Step 8. Save your image. Now let's save the image in the JPEG format. This is an image format that can be emailed over the web. Click File > Export > JPEG Optimizer to open the JPEG Optimizer dialog box. Set the following values in this dialog box.

Quality Tab
      Compression value: 10
Format Tab
      Type of file: Standard

Click OK to close this dialog box. The Save Copy As dialog box will open. Find the Save as Type line at the bottom of this dialog box. The Save as Type should be is set to JPEG. Name your image EasterCard and click Save. That's it. You are now ready to email your image. Close the Paint Shop Pro program. When you are asked by the program if you want to save the original image, you can say Close All. You have saved it already in the JPEG format.

Happy Easter!!

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