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Sun Globe Sig Tag Tutorial

This tutorial was created on February 14, 2004.  If it bears any resemblance to another tutorial on the net, it is pure coincidence.  The skills that you will learn here are your own, and I hope that you will find them useful.  In this tutorial, I will assume that you have a basic working knowledge of PSP, and it is made for upper level beginners or intermediate skill levels.


  • You will need Paint Shop Pro, of course.  I use Version 8.10, but it should also work in older versions.  You can download a trial version of Paint Shop Pro from JASC

  • You can use your own tube or use this one.  I don't know where I got this tube so if anyone knows please let me know so I can give the proper credit for it.

  • Sun Preset Shape.  Download here if you don't have it.

  • Font of your choice.  I used the Pristina font which can be found here along with many others.



Open a tube of your choice or use the one provided.  Duplicate (shift D) and close the original and minimize.


Open a new image 400 x 400 transparent.  Foreground and Background color white.


Click on your preset shapes tool and choose "sun".  Draw a sun to fill your image.  Use the handles to resize and fit as needed.


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Right click on this layer and convert to raster layer.  Merge/Merge visible.  Using your magic wand click outside the sun shape.  Selections/Invert.  Click inside the sun with your magic wand.  Your entire sun should now be selected.


Open your tube or graphic, and using your magic wand, select your image.  Edit/Copy.


Back on your sun image, Edit/Paste Into Selection.  You should now have this.


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Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur - Radius 10.00.  Adjust/Add-Remove Noise/Add Noise - Random and Noise 50%.  Selections/select None.  Your image will now look like this.


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Open your tube or graphic, and using your magic wand, select your image.  Edit/Copy.


On your new image, Edit/Paste As A New layer.  Move layer to bottom.  Using your mover tool position the graphic so the center area is well filled with the graphic. 


Using your magic wand, select the center of your image on the merged layer.  Selections/Invert. 


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Switch back to your bottom or graphic layer and hit the delete key one time and you should only have image left in the center of your sun.  Selections/Invert.


With the center again selected - Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur - Radius 10.00.  Adjust/Add-Remove Noise/Add Noise - Random and Noise 50%.  Merge/Merge Visible.


Add a new raster layer and apply a cut-out effect with the following settings:


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Merge/Merge Visible.


Open your tube or graphic, and using your magic wand, select your image.  Edit/Copy. 


On your new image, Edit/Paste As A New layer.


Image/Resize/50% resize all layers unchecked, to fit your sun center. 


If any of your image is sticking out side the circle, Selections/Invert - hit delete key to get rid of excess and Selections/Invert so your center is once again selected.


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Now for the globe.


Add a new raster layer and Effects/3D Effects/Cutout with these settings.  Color white.


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Selections/Select None.  Merge/Merge Visible.


Add a new raster layer.  Add glare accents by selecting your airbrush using the following settings:


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Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur - radius 2.0.  Merge/Merge Visible.  Your image should now look like this.


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Save as a .psp image for later use. 


Add a new raster layer.


Choose your font.  I used Pristina, floating, size 73, anti-alias checked, stroke 3.


Select a color from your picture (I used the same color for Foreground and Background but be creative if you like) and add the desired text, leave selected.


3D Effects/Inner Bevel and use settings below and click OK


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Leave text selected:  Add a drop shadow to this layer with these settings: V/H offset 3, Opacity 75, Blur 6, color black.


Position text as desired and export your finished file as a .gif and your all set. 


Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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