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PaintShop Pro Tube Depot

Tube-Ex Tut
Download, unzip and install the program. (if it does not make a
short cut on your desk top, go to ‘My Computer’ > ‘C’ > ‘Program
Files’ > ‘TubeEx’ and right click the exe icon and chose ‘Create
Shortcut’. Then drag the new shortcut to your desk top.

When you
open the program, it will look like this:

You need make no changes. In the upper left corner, you will see
‘Open & Convert’. Just click that, a window will open, browse to the
.psp or .tub file, select it and open… Poof! it is done. Your
new .png will be in the same folder with the original file.

This works with .psp or .tub files, not .pspimage files, BUT, there
is an easy work around. Right click the .pspimage file and rename it
with a .psp or .tub extension.
Then proceed as explained above and it will work fine.

Sometimes, the program is not able to figure some of the information
in newer .pspimage files that have been re-named. In that event, you
will get a new window pop up like:

See where it says ‘Number of Columns’ & ‘Number of Rows’?
Just put a ‘1’ in each box and click ‘OK’… Poof, you’re done!

Now your image file is in a high resolution .png file with alpha
transparency. That means when you open it into a graphic program
such as PhotoShop, Paint, Pixia or whatever you use, it should have
a transparent background.

If for some reason it does not, merely load the alpha selection
from your program and ‘cut’ the background after making sure you
promoted the image to a layer. But that should rarely be necessary,
if ever.

If you use PhotoShop exclusively, it may be easier to install the
PSP file converter plug-in for PhotoShop by Toby Thain. You can get
that here:

Paint Shop Pro Format
. It is the 6th one down from the top.

Scout, who lived to be 19 years old and never sick a
day in her life



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