How to SAVE and USE Glitter Files - Part ONE

© Barb's Playground  09 /30 /05

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This tutorial was done using PSP 9. It is intended to serve as a learning tool. The images on this page are reduced for space.You will need:          
** Paint Shop Pro - download a trial version here   

** Animation Shop
** A general knowledge of how to navigate to your PSP folders and working with layers.

Getting started

There are several ways to do this. I am going to show you the way I think is the easiest to understand.

First lets review the concept of a "Glitter". A glitter is nothing more than several individual patterns. My glitters are all broken into 3 individual patterns so we will work with that logic.

Pick a glitter you like on my glitters page and download the zip file. Navigate to the file and unzip it.

Open up PSP and Animation Shop.

In Animation Shop, click on "File", "Open" and navigate to the folder you downloaded your glitters to and open the one you want to use. You will see the glitter of your choice in 3 separate frames that will look something like the glitter I selected below.


Next click "Edit", "Select All", "Copy".See screen shots below.


Open up your PSP screen and then click "Edit", "Paste", Paste Animation as Multiple Images". You should now see 3 separate files displayed in your PSP screen. See screen shots below.

Next, we need to save each file separately with a unique name, in "JPG" format, into your PSP Patterns folder. For example, name the first file, Greenglitter1, the 2nd Greenglitter2 and the 3rd Greenglitter3. Make sure you save them in "JPG" format. This will take up much less space on your computer.

You now have your glitter file ready to use. If you want to see how to create a tag click here to continue.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it stimulated your creative juices. If you have any questions or problems, don't hesitate to email me.

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