* Use a program like Paintshop Pro to make the images to use for letters. Since I only use PSP all examples are made with this program.
* The most commonly used screen resolution is 1024 x 768, but some people still have resolution 800 x 600 although not often anymore, and others have the newer 1280 x 1024. The tuts are designed for 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024.
* The image should not be higher than 450 pixels otherwise one will have to scroll too much straight away to read the text below it.

 

1. Open the image you want to use in PSP (Paintshop Pro) or download this mist by Isharimal which I used here.

2. Open the image in PSP, copy it one time and close the original so that is safe!
 Then copy the image again, you will have two of the same images now.

3. Empty one image, clear it by using the CUT TOOL, fill this empty space with a color that matches the image.
Now you have an image, and a background to fit it on.

4. Copy the face, and paste onto the colored one.
For more possibilities with backgrounds I will make PSP tuts;)
 

5. Ad borders, then SAVE AS, make sure you save it as Jpeg...Letter Creator cannot handle PSPimages;)
So SAVE AS, give the image a name with the word HEADER, like I will call this letter "Charm in Blue" so I called the header
"Charm in BlueHeader".

 

OPEN LETTER CREATOR.

1. Click HEADER (marked in red 1.) go to text alignment to center the header when it is inserted, click it. (marked in red 2.)
Then click CENTER.

2. Click IMAGE (marked in red 3.) and go to the folder where you have saved your header.
Click it, it will appear in the center of the LC white space.

3. Now you can choose a background color by clicking BODY (marked in red 1.) > SAMPLE (marked in red 2.)
The sample tool will appear, you can move that over the image, you will see the background color change as you go over the different areas. Click when you have the desired color.

4. The same you can do with the text color, click TEXT COLOR SAMPLE (marked in red 3.)
and with the link color (marked in red 4.)
The link color will also be the color of the sender and receiver in your address bar! If you don't change that, it will remain the default bright color blue as it shows in the image below.

 

The last part..... the footer..
In the footer you can credit the creator of the image, like Isharimal in this example, and you can put your own name on it as well.

1. Go to FOOTER.

2. Next to where you can choose the font, and font size, you can change the position of the footer. (Next to the U . marked in red 1.)
 I usually choose middle or right. Which ever you prefer ;)

3. Type the name of the image creator, and your own name like in the example below. (Marked in red 2.)
Or: make a footer in PSP with text, like a little image, save as Charm in BlueFoooter and insert in LC by clicking IMAGE, find the location where you saved the footer, click to insert (marked in red 3.)

4. You can link the footer to your website or to your e-mail address.
SELECT the text or inserted footer image.
The text you select by dragging your cursor over it, (marked in red 2. this is how a selection should look)
 An image you select by clicking on it.

5. Then click LINK (marked in red 4.)
 Now you can choose to type in the address of your website or your e-mail in the little screen which appears.

6. Go to 3D EFFECTS and choose an effect for sending and receiving the letter if you wish to do so.

7. Go to FINISH and give your letter a name, like I named this letter Charm in Blue.

8. Choose an existing collection name or make a new one.

9. Type in the credits if you wish to do so: like your website or e-mail address. This will show up in the style box of the receiver of the letter, down on the left hand side.

10. Now ADD TO INCREDIMAIL.
(You can also choose to SAVE PROJECT too: you can save it into a Letter Creator folder so you can alter it later if you want or anything like that.)


Go to your style box, open the new letter and send it to yourself to see if all is okay.

If it is: congratulations!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed this tut, and I hope it is of some use to you.

With love,

 

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