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How To Make Simple Dividers on Paint Shop Pro. Tutorial Dividers PSP or Paragraph Separator.

Updated on October 11, 2015
How To Make Simple Dividers on Paint Shop Pro. Tutorial Dividers PSP.
How To Make Simple Dividers on Paint Shop Pro. Tutorial Dividers PSP. | Source

Tutorials For Dividers

If you have Paint Shop Pro you will not have trouble getting this to work. If you don't have this program it may also work about the same on other programs. This is an easy tutorial for PSP dividers.

We know that on HubPages we often need to use dividers. They just make our pages look a little better.

I don't make fancy ones. They're just really very plain, but I try to make them colorful and to match with whatever the subject is.

My Paint Shop Pro is 7 so it may work differently on a different PSP program. I love PSP and use it all the time. I will try to put more tutorials on about PSP. I'm not great at it, but I can do simple things on it.

There are lots of newer version than the one I have.

This is the box

This is what it will look like.
This is what it will look like. | Source
This is what it looks like after Flood Fill.
This is what it looks like after Flood Fill. | Source
Fluid Fill
Fluid Fill | Source


Open your PSP and click on

FILE (click) NEW

A box will come up in the box for width put 520 and for height put 17. (click) OK

Now pick a color you would like and go to Fluid Fill (click) the Fluid Fill into the box you have made. Your will now have the colored divider.

Now (click) FILE and (click) SAVE HAS a box will come up on FILE NAME you need to name your divider, (click) the ARROW on SAVE AS TYPE and pick JPEG-JFIF compliant, (click) Save. Another box will come up and on that box (click) YES.

With the Flood Fill settings don't have to be changed they're fine the way they look on the picture to the right. Yours should come up the same way if they don't then you can change the settings to the way I have them.

Flood Fill makes the colored dividers you see below. You can put them in any color you want.

You can make the dividers or paragraph separators as thin as you want. The black and brown below are about 520 with by 6 height.

Colored Dividers

Picture Tube Box
Picture Tube Box | Source

Another Way To Make A Divider

Another way to do this is to follow all steps above except don't use FLOOD FILL.

(click) PICTURE TUBE and if you have pictures in your tube box then pick the tube you want. It won't come out looking like the tube, but it will have the colors that are in the tube. After you have your tube picked left click it into your 520 X 17 box and keep clicking as many times as you want until you get the look you want.The dividers below are made from tubes. The scale and step don't make much difference on the Picture Tube. I'm sure each scale and step will show a little different design on your divider if you use different settings than what I have shown on the picture on the left.

The first divider was made with a rooster.

The second divider was a bird house.

The third was pink roses.

Once you make them save them the same way as we did above.

Check my hub out on how to make tubes.

If you want any of the dividers on here you welcome to them.

This is the way it should look I have two pictures up and the 520X17 box.
This is the way it should look I have two pictures up and the 520X17 box. | Source

Making Dividers With Your Own Pictures.

You can also make dividers with your own pictures.

Open your PSP and click on

FILE (click) NEW

A box will come up in the box for width put 520 and for height put 17. (click) OK

After this go back up to FILE (click) OPEN find the picture you want that has been saved on your computer. Click the picture it will come onto PSP. Now you want to copy the picture you want to use. Right (click) on the edge of the picture and (click) COPY.

Now go to your 520 X 17 box and right (click) on the edge of the box (click) PASTE AS TRANSPARENT SELECTION. Once the picture is on the box you will see it move around just move it into place and left (click) and it will stop moving. Sometimes if your picture is small you may have to add it twice. (If you don't left click you can move the picture all over in the 520 X 17 box and place it where it looks best just be sure to left click once you have where you want it)

Now SAVE it the same as the instructions above.

The lines below were made with pictures from my hubs the purple one was of flowers from one of my flower hubs and I had to do it twice on the box because it was small.

The reddish one is from another picture on one of my flower hubs.

The one that has aqua and yellow is from my doughnut hub and those are doughnuts.

By doing it this way you can kind of make your dividers match your hub.


I took a picture of this tree trunk yesterday. I wanted to make a divider out of it. It will work well in wildlife hubs. You can make your divider even smaller if you just do 520 X 6. Sometimes you may not want a wide divider.

Here's a sample of both.

Text Box
Text Box | Source

Making Divider With Text.

You can also use your TEXT in PSP to make dividers. Just (click) your TEXT and (click) on the edge of your 520 x 17 box and your text box will show up. Once the text box comes up write out your text pick a color and (click) OK text will appear in the box. Move your text around until you have it in place. Once you get it in place Right (click) inside the box and it will drop in place and stay there. Now go up to SAVE AS and save it the same way as all the other dividers on here. Text is a little harder you have to maneuver it around to get it in the right place. Remember you can use any font you want. All computer have wingdings and some interesting fonts.

You can also make the 520 x 17 a little bigger if you want.

If you make a mistake on anything you can always go up to EDIT and UNDO. Start over try again.

Font called Stars
Font called Stars


Be sure to have a folder made so you can put your dividers right into it and won't have trouble finding them later. I keep mine under My Pictures folder called DIVIDERS FOR HUBS.

When you add the dividers to a hub be sure to leave them in the large size they look better that way.

The divider below with the cat is a divider I made and the cat is a tube I placed on the divider. Easy to do.

I know how to do a few things on the computer and with programs. Below you will find how to make tubes and how to make favicons. If you have your own website you need to have a favicon.

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How To Make Simple Dividers on Paint Shop Pro. Tutorial Dividers PSP.


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    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from America

      Marsha Musselman1, I'm not sure what happened with getting a checkerboard border never had that happen. That's nice you have PSP 9 it may work a little different than my PSP 7. Thanks for stopping by. If you let me know what color green you want and size I can make you one and email it to you.

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      Marsha Musselman 

      6 years ago from Michigan, USA

      You make it look so easy. I have PSP 9 but haven't learned to use it yet. I tried following your directions but only got a grey checkerboard border out of it. I was going for green.

      I copied a few of yours instead until I can figure it out. Your tree trunk border is quite interesting.

      Voted up.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from America

      Paul Kuehn, Thank you I appreciate it. Thanks so much for coming by.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      6 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand


      This is an excellent and very useful hub tutorial on making dividers with the Paint Shop Pro application. Dividers definitely make a hub more appealing to the eyes. Voted up and sharing. Also Pinning and Tweeting.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from America

      Deborah-Diane, Thank you and

      thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

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      6 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is a fabulous tutorial, and these dividers look great!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from America

      rajan jolly, Thank you glad you like it and thanks for the vote and sharing.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Hi moonlake,

      This is an awesome lesson and you made it look so easy. I'm bookmarking this as well as voting up and awesome. Also sharing.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from America

      unknown spy, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from America

      Peggy W, I'm not sure if it will work with Windows Live Photo Gallery. I have never tried. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Life Under Construction 

      6 years ago from Neverland

      lovely hub, with excellent step by step instructions.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      I know how to shrink down a normal photo and make a divider out of it but do not know the rest featured in this hub. I don't have Paint Shop Pro but will see if Windows Live Photo Gallery will let me do similar things. Thanks for your tutorial. Up, useful and sharing.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Just Ask Susan, Thanks for stopping by and thanks for wanting to give me an vote up. All the vote stuff is gone and your profiles pictures aren't showing up. I sure don't like this.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      sholland10, Thank you, I don't know what is going on. The page looks strange. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub! Thanks so much for your step by step instructions. I'd too like to vote up.

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      Susan Holland 

      7 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Moonlake, thank you for these step-by-step instructions. I hope to be adding dividers to my hubs.

      I want to vote and share, but I do not see the buttons. I will return to vote it up and I will copy and paste it into Twitter, Google, and FB for now. :-)

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Eddy, Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

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      7 years ago from Wales

      What a great and so useful hub moonlake.

      I am sharing along with my downloaded bookmarked hubs.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Prasetio, Thank you, I love using my PSP but I don't know yet all the things it can do and I've had it for years. Thanks so much for the up vote.

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I learn many things from you. Thanks for share with us. Good job and rated up!


    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Joyce, If you printed it earlier please reprint. I add some more information. I also corrected some stuff. How come I can look at my hub 100 times and still not see my mistakes.

      Thanks so much for coming by and leaving comment and vote.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I'll have to print this otherwise my little memory will be saying what next.

      Thank you for this. Vote up and very interesting, Joyce.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Hyphenbird, I use to also play with them more than I do now. It takes time and I get busy and don't think to do it until the last minute. If your use to PSP at all it's very easy.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This sounds easy enough. I will experiment. I used to play axlot with graphics but got sidetracked. Thanks for the tutorial.


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