CREATING PICTURE TUBES


#1
          Select your photo or what ever you want to create as a TUBE.



#2
          Clcik on Colors. DECRESE COLOR DEPTH, Set at 24 bit. Click OK.



#3
          Click on IMAGE RESIZE.



#4
          Put a bullet in ACTUAL / PRINT SIZE. Then write down what the numbers are in the PIXEL SIZE box. Mine says 127 X 127.



#5
          Click on File New. Put a bullet in PIXEL SIZE. Set this to the same size as your first picture and make it Transparent. NOTE: watch the red dots.



#6
          Click on your picture then Click MAGIC WAND in your tool bar, Set TOLERANCE to 7 and FEATHER to 0.
NOTE: You may have to adjust the FEATHER upwards to as much as 3.



#7
          Click on the BACKGROUND of your PHOTO.



#8
          Click on selections and click on invert



#9
          Click on picture and click edit and copy



#10
          Click on TRANSPARENT picture and click PASTE as NEW SELECTION, Now center that picture



#111
          Click Layers and click on merge Visable



#12
          Click on File, Export, Picture Tube



#13
          Now name the TUBE to represent the photo. Click OK.




Now there are several things you can use this application for.

I used it to add pictures to my E-Cards as I make them. Not as a TUBE though.

When using tubes, it is difficult to place them exactly where you want them.

So you can just copy and paste directly into the E-card.