Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:17 AM
Oh. Well, this tutorial isn't for that. This tutorial is for making a 4 layer image into a pattern where the color in TS3 is based on the opacity of the layer in PSP.
Frankly, your image should have been made in layers in the first place. If you're trying to take an image that you found on the internet and make it into a pattern, firstly, you're probably breaking the copyright of that image and secondly, you're in for a long journey. If you're trying to do this with your own image, I highly recommend you begin over and learn about layering before you start. I can think of maybe one way to go about this without starting over, but it uses the Color Changer tool which JPSP7 does not have, and even using it, it would be a pain in the rear.
Never save an image that you're planing on using or editing later as a jpeg. It uses a lossy compression (it looses clarity when saved) and never looks as good when you open it back up. It's better to save as the native format of the program that you're using, in your case ".psp", so you know that none of the features you've used will be lost (e.g. PSP flattens many file formats before it saves, removing all layer information).
Basically, I'm not going to explain the basics of layers to you. You need to find out how to use your graphics program to make your own image properly before you move to the steps here. Go on google and look for tutorials about layers in Paint Shop Pro.