The limit to the variety of ribbons you can create on Corel Paint Shop Pro is about the same as how many you can buy. The program executes designs through design tools and a little artistic touch. You can draw your ribbon out in the program and then perfect it with a few clicks of the mouse. Create the base for your ribbon, mirror it and then fill it in with colour.
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Things you need
- Corel Paint Shop Pro
Open up Paint Shop Pro.
Click on "Edit," and then "Image Size." Resize the background to 600 by 600 pixels.
Choose the pen from the tool section on the side bar. Click the "Create on Vector" box located at the top of your tool bar. Choose a colour for your ribbon.
Draw your ribbon's outline. Draw a figure-eight from the top of the work area to the middle.
Select the "Layers" button and then the "Merge Visible." Click on "Duplicate" to create a second line. Click "Mirror" followed by "Flip." Highlight your "Move Tool" to change the location of the second line to just below the first. This will create a twisted ribbon. Use your "Pen" tool to connect the lines and create the base or your ribbon.
Choose the "Merge Visible" and then select "Duplicate" to create another twisted ribbon shape. Lower the second ribbon under the first ribbon. Connect the ribbons at the top of the second and the bottom of the first with your "Pen"' tool.
Select "Merge All" and choose a lighter colour than the ribbon for your background. Select a dark colour for the foreground.
Select the "Fill" tool. Left click somewhere inside the your top ribbon. This will initiate a darker colour of ribbon. Right click inside the bottom ribbon to make this part lighter. Real twisted ribbons generally have two tones, so this will make it look more realistic.
Click "File," and then "Save As." Name your image and then click "Save."
Tips and warnings
- You can always click "undo" for any work that you don't like. This will take you back to your previous addition to the drawing.
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