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Creating An Award Image

I utilize several software titles in my graphic creations, but at the moment to create an award I like to use the Paint Shop Pro. Is is very easy to create an award with this fantastic tool, you need only follow these steps:

Open the Paint Shop Pro and using the "new" tool open a new file with 100 x 140 pixels (measure generally utilized in awards). The background can be of any color or transparent.

Click in the foreground and stroke properties and selects a golden gradient, afterwards click in the flood fill tool and click inside the rectangle for that he receives this coloring.

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Paint Shop Pro > Creating An Award Image 3Now click in the rectangle tool and design a rectangle in the center of your award.

Click in the foreground and stroke properties and selects a texture, afterwards click in the flood fill tool and apply the selected texture in the rectangle.

Your award plaque is ready, now you must create its content, this is the more difficult part of be done; now you will need of all your creativity and good taste for obtain an original and pretty result. Do a research in sites of free tubes (psp tubes) for unite the necessary stuff for compose the design of your award. Here are some links when you can found excellent free stuff:

Wizard Pygal Tubes Links
CCD´S Tube Heaven
Nelly´s World

Utilizes the text tool for add the text to your award, you can add effects to this text, but we go opted by the simplicity.

Now sufficiency chooses the graphic that is going to characterize your award.

Find for a graphic that be offered freely and don’t forgot of place a citation in your credits page with a link.

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Paint Shop Pro > Creating An Award Image 5For finish... choose a graphic of preference with transparent background, and open (open tool), right away select the graphic (menu selections - select all), copy the graphic (menu edit - copy) . . . click in the external border of your award (for select it) and paste the graphic in the award (menu edit - paste - paste as transparent selection) centralizing the graphic in the award. Ok!

I am sure of that, following this tutorial, you obtained to create an award a lot prettier than this, but the important is that now you can begin to create your own awards, with high quality and good taste.

Lupércio Mundim
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Lupércio Mundim is a Brazilian Webmaster with big experience in the creation of sites, seen already to have created fifty-two sites for himself, for his friends and for some organizations without lucrative purposes.

His most important and known site is the Poetic Soul, where are found his poetry, his personal and friends pages, beyond his graphics, his award program and his award index.

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