Drawing A Vector Triangle

Created as a Quick Guide in 2003 Copyright SuzShook
Made a "Version-Independent" Tutorial March 2009
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This tutorial was originally published as a Quick Guide in 2003. With the demise of the Quick Guide capability in PSP, this Quick Guide is being re-published as a mini-tutorial!

This tutorial will show you how to create a vector triangle in PSP.




I make my tutorials as brief as possible, without the customary paths, details, and how-to's. For those veterans among you, this will be welcome! But for those less familiar with PSP, I included a "Glossary" that contains all the details omitted in the tutorial. If you need a little extra help, check the Glossary section. Just click on the button below - the Glossary will open in a new window.

PSP glossary button


This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro at the intermediate level (or advanced beginner level with the Glossary). It was originally written in and for PSP Version 7, then revised for PSP 8, and now made "version-independent". Screen shots for this tutorial can come from any version of PSP - where there are significant differences from version to version, a green "Version Note" will be included, along with multiple screen shots if necessary.

Where a note/tip refers to a version of PSP and all higher versions, a + sign will be used to indicate this. For example, if a note/tip applies to PSP X and higher versions, I will use the convention "PSP X+".

If you try this tutorial, and find something is inaccurate for your version of PSP, please EMAIL ME to let me know so I can fix it!

Screen shots in this tutorial are resized - your work will be larger than this!



Supplies - For this tutorial, you will need the following:
  • Paint Shop Pro - any version. The latest version of PSP can be found at the Corel site HERE.

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Ok, now we're ready to begin! Grab your mouse and let's get started!

Remember to save often!

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STEP 1

Create a new image with the following settings:
  • 200x200 pixels
  • Vector background
Choose the Pen tool pen tool (V) with the following settings:

Connect Segments (CHECKED)
Create on Vector (CHECKED)
Show Nodes (CHECKED)
Line style (#1 Solid)
Line width (1),
Version Note: In PSP 8, set Mode to Drawing Mode, Segment type to Line Segments, and make sure the Continuous and Create as vector checkboxes are CHECKED.

In the Materials palette, set the Foreground Material to the color you want for your triangle's edges - I chose red (#FF0000). Set the Background Material to Transparent (null).


STEP 2

Click where you want your triangle to start:

first click for vector triangle

To draw the first side of the triangle, drag to where you want that side to end:

first side of vector triangle

To draw the second side of the triangle, click where you want that side to end - the second side of the triangle will be drawn.

second side of vector triangle

To draw the third side of the triangle, click the Close selected contours button close open contours icon - the third side will be drawn!

third side of vector triangle

To complete and deselect the Triangle, click the Apply button apply button , or choose any other tool.

triangle is complete


Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it!


If you have any problems, comments, or questions, please do not hesitate to Email me.

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