So you've made the perfect bead, leaf,
button, something you're proud of. Why not make it into a picture
tube to have in easy reach? This tutorial will only cover how to
save any object as a picture tube; see another tutorial for making
Easy Beads in Paint Shop Pro.
Here is a fresh new bead. In the case
of a strand of beads, however, I would want it to have no extra
space, so that it will rest up next to the bead on either side of
it. So get rid of the extra space by selecting it and cropping to
selection. You won't need to worry about this with objects that
won't be "strung".
To save as a picture tube, Go to File,
Export, Picture Tube.
The pop up window will need a couple
of things. For a single picture tube, there is only one cell across
and one down. For beads, you will want to have Placement mode be
"Continuous". For objects such as leaves or buttons that
might be lying in a pile, you might want to choose "Random".
Remember you will have the option to change this anytime you use
the picture tube (on the picture tube toolbar) so this is just your
default. The step size is the width of your object when you want
them to touch, in this case 100 pixels. Selection mode doesn't matter
since there is only the one tube picture. Name your tube and click
Now your own picture tube will appear
in the drop down menu for the tubes!