Creating Lace In PhotoImpact
There are so many ways and tutorials to create lace in Paint Shop Pro, but only a few in PhotoImpact. Normally, in PI you use paint on edges or use the Kang filter. I'm giving you another way to create lace, with a Ding font!
Materials: PhotoImpact, I am still using PIX, though I do have all the recent programs, I just prefer X. You'll also need a nice ding font. There are many out there that will give you a lacey effect, but I chose "Designer Stuff" which is attached HERE.
1. All set, let's go. Open a new black image 600x200. Set your background and foreground to white.
2. Set your font to the one you chose, size 80, white, 3D and type a few letters until you get one you are happy with. I chose the letter "c". I clicked that once, said ok. Then duplicated the layer, moved it to the right, and aligned both top. Select both, and merge as a single object. This is what I have:
3. Deselect. Duplicate your layer, go to transform tool, rotate and flip 180 degrees. Line up to your liking. Now you have a lovely strip of lace.
4. You may use either 2 or 3 (above samples shown) as your strip of lace, or add a strip bar (rectangle, white 3d) like this
Merge all on a background of choice. Add drop shadow of choice. However I save mine in PSD format, so that I can use them in either graphics program. I cropped the bottom and top, then I use X-Fader to make seamless.
Here are the results, using the lace strip as a side border......
Feel free to experiment with different fonts, some of the PhotoImpact presets are awesome instead of using plain white, make colored lace. Any questions, please e-mail me.