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tube you want to use, and move your mouse or graphics pen across your screen.
The pictures in the tube will be "painted" on the page.
Some people use tubes to paint entire pictures while others may use them for
details to a graphic. If you want to use only one of the items in the tube,
open that tube file just like any other graphic
select the item you want,
copy and paste it
where you want it.
Tubes, short for Picture Tubes, are images on a transparent background in a file type that can be painted with by using the Picture Tube tool in Paint Shop Pro 5 and 6. Tubes can hold multiple images, usually based on a theme such as candy, clouds, grass or trees and some tubes are single items.
Multiple images are aligned in a grid-type spacing within the tube and you have several settings you can adjust to control how the images flow from the Picture Tube tool.
Tubes can be used to click and place images without backgrounds, to create buttons, banners or other art, or to paint scenery using grass, flower and other foliage tubes. Simple 3D-look objects like pipes can be created with tubes as well, it's only a matter of setting the spacing very close and having the right shading on the tube item.
Filling an area of an image with grass using a grass tube is as simple as selecting the grass tube you wish to use from the list of installed tubes, holding down the left mouse button or placing your pen on the tablet and moving back and forth across the image. You choose when the grass is full enough for your image. If you need a sky, clouds tubes painted above a sky colored gradient or solid color layer make short work of that job.
Tubes are adjustable in size from 10% to 250% of the image's original size so getting the right size tube image to fit your project is easy.
Picture Tubes can also be used to create custom resizable "brushes," such as multiple colors in one brush shape. Tubes can be opened in PSP like any other file type and single images can be plucked from a multiple image tube easily by using the rectangular (or other) selection tool, copy and paste.
The Internet offers thousands of tubes created in two different versions of PSP.
The best way to insure easy tube installation across these 2 versions is to Export them.
1. Unzip the downloaded tube file into a temporary directory.
2. Open the tube in PSP the same way you would open any regular image.
4. Fill in all the fields in the box name your tube ...say okay.
The tube should show up immediately in your tube list.
Be careful in exporting tubes to PSP5 when choosing names for your tube.
When you pick a name that's already in use ... the new tube will overwrite your original without any warnings.
You may want to go back and clean out those
download leftovers once your tubes are safely installed.
It wouldn't let me make my tube?
This box made me click OK ... but it's not okay ... I want to make my tube?
Make the Layer Palette visible>
Choose Promote to Layer
Try it again....
Make the Layer Palette visible>
Rightclick a layer>
Merge All Visible
Try it again...
Menu > Colors> Increase Color Depth> 16 Million
Try it again....
I posted about a week ago (along with three or four others) about not being able to use the Tubes tool... tool palette greyed out on selecting Tube tool, unable to create file errors on export, unable to convert, unable to use the tubes that came on the CD or the brand new ones for PSP6 that are on the JASC site.
I spent hours reading the archives of this group in deja, the help files, the JASC site, uninstalling, reinstalling, etc. Finally I broke down and asked JASC if they had any idea ... The next day they sent me a registry edit that though lengthy in reading and full of warnings about editing the registry of course, took about twenty seconds to implement. Great service!
I've got Tubes, again!!! Happy, happy, happy! (Now, I'm going back through all the old posts to find the new tubes that many of you have listed recently ... gorgeous stuff but I didn't d/l them cause I couldn't use them.)
But, I did want to post that the problem was easily fixed with a registry edit, because there were others with the same problem, and no one seemed to be familiar with it.
(I know it won't fix
the same problem every time. I'm posting it below for archiving
& hope the lengthiness won't offend anyone.) Thanks
Before you begin with the process detailed below
The program configuration
information, which is stored in the Windows
Close Paint Shop Pro,
then click "Start," choose "Run," and type
After creating the backup,
double-click on the following sequence of
The "JASC" entry should now be highlighted.
Hit the DELETE key on
your keyboard, and click "Yes" to confirm this
registered owners can always contact Jasc Tech Support direct.
Imagine this, 6 clumps
of grass images on a transparent background,
If you had a tube filled
with empty baskets, you could click and place
Tubes are basically clipart,
objects from photos, or scanned objects
for. I love 'em! -Diana