Step Two: Now we need to add a grid to our new image. If no grid is currently being shown, select Grid from the View menu.
Next, from the View menu, select Change Grid, Guide & Snap Properties.
When the Grid, Guide & Snap Properties window appears, make sure the Grid tab has been selected. We want each grid to hold one of our clipart images. Since each of our clipart figures is smaller than 150 x 150 pixels, we’ll change all of the grid positions to 150 pixels as in the screenshot below.
Our new image will now look like a 2 row x 4 column table with each cell measuring 150 x 150 pixels. This image is depicted below.
Step Three: We now want to move each of our clipart images into one grid in the new image. To do this, pick one of the images and choose Copy from the Edit menu on Paint Shop Pro’s main toolbar. Next select the new image we created with the gridlines, and choose Paste As Transparent Selection from the Edit menu.
Position the clipart image until it is contained entirely in one grid, and then click the mouse to place the image.
Continue this process with the rest of the images. When finished, choose Merge from the Layers menu, and select the option to Merge Down.
Step Four: Now it’s time to convert this image to a picture tube. From the File menu, choose Export and then Picture Tube.
The Export Picture Tube window will appear on the screen, prompting us for more information about the tube we’re creating. Make sure to enter the proper information for the Cells across and Cells down field, and name the picture tube in the Tube name area.
Now, the new tube will be accessible through the Picture Tube tool, and you can use it for any of your projects. If you would like to download the picture tube that we’ve created in this guide, a copy had been placed in the Digital Photography Media Gallery under the name Special Halloween Picture Tube for Paint Shop Pro.
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