Thursday, December 21, 2006

Paint Shop Pro

I was trying to think of something to post about for today..
I decided I'd spend a little time talking about one of my on-again off-again hobbies, which is making signature tags using Paint Shop Pro. I belong to a couple of groups on MSN full of other people who use this great program, and they got me hooked. I have two folders where I store my tags, both that I have made, and that others have made for me. Altogether my current count stands at over 700 tags! One of the hardest things about tagging is keeping track of copyright information. Some artists allow use of their images for tags, some do not, some want you to pay to be able to use them. And even more difficult, some groups require copyright information on the tags displayed there, and some do not. I try to always use the information, as I feel it's better to be safe than sorry! Here are a few that I have made, and I'll try to set them up chronologically.. to show how much my style has improved!

My very first effort!

The first tag I offered on the groups to whoever wanted one





And finally.. one of my latest efforts.. what do you think?


12 fellow footsteps:

Sara said...

Pretty! I like the fairy in the Christina one.

HeatherinBeautifulBritishColumbia said...

They are very nice - but what do you DO with them? How and where do you use them? I know you said signature tags...

Skittles said...

Very cool!!!!

Asara Dragoness said...

You can use them to sign forum posts, or MSN group posts, or emails, anything that lets you add a picture, really :)

Kiyotoe said...

eeewww, i want one. A dragon of course. Some regal, powerful, handsome (dragons can be handsome), intelligent, charming, charismatic and most importantly HUMBLE looking Dragon.....

possible?

Kiyotoe said...

i'm a masculine kind of guy Asara, so any color that isn't too bright or lady like if you know what i'm saying.

black is always good. blue (a darker shade) is my favorite color. You get the picture.

p.s. - i would have never graduated college if not for the art of flirtation!

Mike said...

I have paint shop pro too but it's an old version. I use it to make banners for Thursday Thirteen and stuff, It's fun.

deslily said...

well you definately seem to know what you are doing!

I play in old versions of PSP all the time.. fix all the pics I use in my journal in it and make all my animations in it.. love the older, simpler versions.. I have 5 and 7. (and photoimpact 8)

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Merry Christmas!

Velcro said...

I hope you've been having a great holiday!

sarala said...

Now I need to learn more about PSP. In my house, PSP is playstation portable.
Tags look like fun to make.

Chris said...

Very good. I wish I was even slightly artistic, but I'm not :-(

For those of you who want to have a go, but don't wan to spend cash on PSP, there's always Paint.net - Free, and with very similar functionality.

Think someone may have written about it on their blog ;-)