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This tutorial was created for some friends of mine who wanted to begin learning more about PSP.  It is intended for beginners to learn how to create a Turkey Dinner.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Email  me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I wrote this with  Paint Shop Pro XI, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Corel.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

1.  Open a tube of your choice.  Image > Resize  Make sure the biggest side is no more than 400 pixels.

2.  Pick a light color from your tube to be the foreground color, and a dark color to be the background color.

3.  In the material Properties Palette, set the gradient to sunburst style, Repeats = 0, Horizontal & Vertical = 50. 

4.  Layers > new Raster Layer

5.  Drag the new layer to the bottom and fill with your gradient.

6.  Effects > Texture > Texture  Choose the Canvas Course texture, size = 45, smoothness = 0, depth = 1, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color= white, angle = 315, intensity = 50, elevation = 30

7.  Selection > Select All.  Selection > Modify > Contract by 10 pixels

8.  Selections > Invert

9.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel  Apply these settings:  Pie shape bevel, width = 13, smoothness = 16, depth = 20, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 315, intensity = 50, elevation = 30

10.  Effects > Texture > Fine Leather.  Apply these settings:  color = #c0c0c0, Angle = 0, blur = 15, transparency = 255, number of furrows = 20, length of furrows = 10

11.  In the Layer Palette, click on your tube layer.  Set the layer blend mode to Overlay, and slide the opacity to 71%.

12.  Right-click on the layer and choose Merge > merge Visible.

13.  Image > Canvas Size Add 100 pixels to the width and the height.  Be sure that the Placement is centered (bottom)

14.  Layers > new Raster Layer

15.  Drag this layer to the bottom.  Flood-fill with the gradient.

16.  Selections > Select All.  Selections > Modify > 25  Press Delete Key

17.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel  Apply same bevel as before.

and the same leather settings as before

18.  Layers > New Raster Layer

19.  Choose the Pen tool.  Set it to bezier Mode.  UNCHECK Create on Vector, UNCHECK Connect Segments.  CHECK Show Nodes.  Width = 15.

20.  With the pen tool, draw in the straps that will connect the hide panel to the frame (see sample above).

21.  After drawing in all straps.  Selections > Select All.  Selections > Modify Selection > Contract by 10 pixels.

22.  Image > Crop to Selection

23.  On Strap layer-- Selections > Select All.  Selections > Float

24.  Effects > Texture > Fine Leather  Apply same settings as before

25.  Add any text you like and save it as a GIF:  File > Export > GIF Optimizer

 

To create the rocky background:

1.  Make a copy of the Hide tile

2.  Effects > Textures > Tiles.  Apply these settings:  Hexagon, 50, 32, 10, 40, 2, 24, 37, white, 202, 62, 26

3.  Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling  Settings:  Mirror, Bidirectional, 0, 0, 50

4.  Save this tile as a JPEG.  File > Export > JPEG OPtimizer

 


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