How to make Tubes on Paint Shop Pro a tutorial of tubes. They are so much fun to work with.
How I make Tubes
This is how I make tubes on my Paint Shop Pro 7. (Jasc Software ) I don't know if this tutorial will work with other paint shop pros. All the tubes you see on here are tubes I have made from clipart. I used simple clipart with white backgrounds. You can find lots of free clipart on the Internet. I have so much of it that I collected years ago and put on a floppy disk.
Tubes are great for changing the look of a photo. I also like them for making dividers. We often need a small divider in Hubpages and this program will make anything you want. Once you've made the tube you can make it as large are as small as you want.
Open picture (clipart) from your folder with your clipart.
Increase color to 24 bit by going to COLORS on your Paint Shop Pro, then increase color depth.
Many times the color will be fine and you won't have to increase.
Open Layer palette by going to VIEW and down to Tool Bar put a check mark in Layer palette the layer palette will show up on your PSP.
To the right on top is what the layer palette looks like.
In your Layer palette:
Background right click on it then click promote layer it should then change to 1 background. On the left side of PSP click on the magic wand.
Click Magic Wand
Click on picture.(clipart)
Go to EDIT and Click CUT
GO to File and Click Export then click Picture Tube
A box will come up and you will need to name your tube. then click OK
Once you've done this check your picture tube and see if your new tube is there.
To the right is what a tube looks like. The rose is the tube I made then I put it on the Image Layer. This tutorial is for very simple clipart with very plain background. If you have a busy background you may not be able to get it all off with the magic wand. That would take another tutorial. I just wanted to give you the simple way to make tubes.
Mom spider and her babies made into a divider from tubes made on PSP. I call her Hilda. The unfortunate thing about Hilda, she is a brown recluse.
These are very simple tubes nothing fancy about them. Easy to use and they can be put on anything, add tubes to one of your photos to decorate them.
I have a hub on dividers I also Paint Shop Pro 7 to make the dividers. Though there are lots of free dividers on the internet. I also collected many of those but sometimes you just don't have the right one to go with the subject you're talking about.
Take a look at that and see if it's something you would want to do. It will also explain how to save the dividers you make.
- How To Make Simple Dividers on Paint Shop Pro. Tutorial Dividers PSP.
Tutorial for make simple dividers with PSP.
A divider can be made and a tube stuck in the middle of the divider. The example below with the cat in the middle of the divider I made. The cat is a tube.
A favicon can be made for your website. See the big black H on HubPages beside the web address that is a favicon.
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How to make Tubes on Paint Shop Pro
moonlake (author) from America on September 19, 2013:
tillsontitan, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the vote, pin and share. I love doing tubes and they are so easy.
Mary Craig from New York on September 18, 2013:
Looks like I need to get PSP! Such lovely creations that look so easy to make. Thanks for the educational introduction!
Voted up, useful, interesting, shared and pinned.
moonlake (author) from America on May 16, 2013:
rajan jolly, Thank you and thanks for the vote, share and pin.
Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 15, 2013:
These are lovely to look at and you did a great job making these tubes. Will try them once I have more free time.
Voted up, useful and interesting. Shared and pinned.
moonlake (author) from America on November 06, 2012:
Peggy W, Thanks for stopping by. I have a hub on making dividers with this same program. I like tubes because you can use pictures to make the dividers. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 05, 2012:
I really like the look of what you call tubes. They make for really neat dividers! I will have to come back and study this hub further, but voting this up, useful, interesting and will share. Thanks!
moonlake (author) from America on October 07, 2012:
Eric, When I first started using a computer I collected all the fonts I could and put them on a floppy disk. Now I don't know many places to get them. Have you tried font zone. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Eric on October 06, 2012:
Trying to find a website that will let you download new text types like Tahoma, Arial, etc... Know of any?
moonlake (author) from America on April 06, 2012:
It is fun to make tubes and so easy. Glad you liked my hub and thanks for stopping by.
Boo McCourt from Washington MI on April 06, 2012:
My mom loves making graphics and will love this how to make tubes hub, great and easy way explaining the process...
moonlake (author) from America on August 30, 2011:
Silver Poet, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Silver Poet from the computer of a midwestern American writer on August 30, 2011:
The more I can learn about computers and art, the better. Voted up!
moonlake (author) from America on August 28, 2011:
nassy24 thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I still like using mine I've had it since the 90's.
nassy24 from South Carolina -- USA on August 28, 2011:
I used psp back in the 90s....thanks for the article i just might use it again..
moonlake (author) from America on July 16, 2011:
Thanks Cardisa, for stopping by my hub. I don't know of any other programs that work this way. I know you can download trial PSP. I got mine long ago and thank goodness it works with Windows 7. Some of the programs I really like wouldn't work with windows 7.
Carolee Samuda from Jamaica on July 16, 2011:
Thanks Moonlake. I like fiddling around some, I'll have to try it, don't have paint shop so I'll have to get a copy. Does any other program work like it?