This puts a nice soft shadow on your text.

Step 1

Open up your image in PSP and click Text. Then click your image in roughly the place you want your text. Copy these settings, but choose your own font and size:

Shadow Text Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 2

Once you’ve clicked ‘Ok’, your text should have a floating dotted line around it meaning it’s selected. Next, go to ‘Effects’ > ‘3D Effects’ > ‘Dropshadow’. You probably won’t need to change your settings, but if you do, here are mine:

Shadow Text Paint Shop Pro Tutorial

Step 3

You can change the colour of the shadow and where it falls. Just experiment! A preview of the text will show up in the second window. When you’re happy with your choice, click ‘Ok’.

Step 4

Press ‘Ctrl’ and ‘D’ to deselect the image, then save.

Shadow Text Paint Shop Pro Tutorial