PI8 Basics #15: Importing a PSP Tube as a Stamp


There are lots of great PSP tubes available for download on the internet. Did you know that it's easy to use them in PI? All you have to do is Import tubes into your Stamps.

While you have an image open in the work space, select the Stamp tool.

stamp tool

In the Attributes toolbar, click the Stamp down arrow and select Import Picture Tube.

import picture tube

Note that you can also Import a tube from the Brush Panel's Shape tab.

import tube via brush panel

Either method will access the Open dialog box. Browse to the desired folder and select a Paint Shop Pro Picture Tube (.TUB) file. I'm opening a pretty pastel jewel tube made by Leah of Web Elegance. Click Open.

A thumbnail for the selected tube will appear in Attributes toolbar and in the Brush Panel.

tube thumbnail appears

Now you can begin stamping with the Imported picture tube Stamp.

begin stamping

The Imported tube will appear in your Stamps from now on. To use it, all you have to do is click the Stamp down arrow in the Attributes toolbar and choose Select Stamp. You'll see that a thumbnail has been added for the newly Imported Stamp.

stamp added

You can also add your own or others' UFO objects to your Stamps. Click the down arrow in the Stamp tool's Attributes toolbar and select Add Stamp. This will access the Open dialog box. Browse to and select the desired UFO object and click Open. A thumbnail will be added for this stamp, and it will appear in your stamps from now on. Sometimes there will be more than one UFO stamp. To view them all, click the View down arrow in the Attributes toolbar to see all variations of the stamp.

view all stamp variations

To delete a custom stamp that you've added, click the down arrow in the Stamp tool's Attributes toolbar and select Delete Stamp. You'll be presented with the Delete Custom Stamp dialog box. Select a custom stamp and click Delete. It will be removed from your stamps.

delete stamp

Happy Stamping!

Uploaded 11/29/02

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