Bordered Buttons with PSP Tutorial
Jane has graciously given her permission for me to offer her fill and tubes on this tutorial for supplies. Here are two versions of her fill:
Here are the coordinating tubes: (unzip them and export them as tubes in PSP.)
I crystallized the pattern and made a coordinating crystallized solid tile using a tutorial I found at Dizzinz.
For the purposes of the bordered buttons, I will use the original fill (not crystallized) and matching tube.
The software you will need for this tut is Paint Shop Pro version 5 or 6 and Eye Candy plug in. I also highly recommend Blade Pro for adding beautiful effects to your text. I'm sure some of the same effects can be achieved without Eye Candy or Blade Pro, they just happen to be my favorite plug-ins.
If you would like to make buttons using the images I've used, here is the crystallized solid tile:
Open a new image 200 x 200, transparent background.
Flood fill (the little paint can tool) with your background image. Here are my tool options settings:
*Add a new raster layer* (layers...new raster layer...ok)
Select the preset shapes tool. (the little rectangle and ellipse right below the pencil) Make sure your foreground color is set to a contrasting color from your background. Here are the settings:
Starting at 100, 100, draw an ellipse to 185, 61. (See coordinates at the bottom left-hand bar in your Paint Shop Pro.) Your image should look something like this:
(I added the square border for viewing purposes. Your image won't have this.)