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Transparent Boxes

This tutorial will show you how to create transparent boxes, or any other shape, to add to your images. This technique is perfect for making blogs!

Firstly, you will need to select the Preset Shape Tool:

After selecting this, you will need to amend the settings to suit your requirements. Here are the settings I have used:


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You can experiment with these settings afterwards, and you can even choose various shapes, but for the meantime, I will be using a standard box.

Next, you will need to select the colours that you want to use. The foreground colour will be the colour of the box outline, whereas the background colour will be the colour inside the box.

Draw the box on your image and it should then be created as a Vector Layer. You will now need to change the opacity of this layer, you can do this in the Layer Palette:

I have used an opacity of 50% but you can use adjust it to your needs.
Your finished product should look something like this:

Congratulations, you can now create transparent boxes! If you are using this to create a blog and need some help with the coding, why not try our X-Blog!



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Tutorial made by Katy, using Paint Shop Pro 8.

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