I claim the copyright to this tutorial.  You are free to do whatever you please with what you make, but please do not take my tutorial.  Do not send the tutorial through email.  Only share my link.

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 use PSP plugins  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I used Paint Shop Pro 8, but the steps used may also be done in Version 7.04.  You may download a free trial at Jasc.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

Before we begin, you might want to study the PSP tool bars.  I have labeled the tools on another page.  Click on the link and it will open a new page.  You may want to keep this page open while you work on the tutorial, to refer to the names now and then.  PSP Tools

Now that you have studied the tools, let's begin!

1.  Open a new, transparent image, size 400 x 400.

2.  Flood-fill this image with white.

3.  In top menu, click Layers > New Raster Layer.

4. In top menu, click Effects > Artistic Effects > Balls and Bubbles

Click on the first tab (Shape), and set to Single ball or bubble.

click on Second Tab (Surface).  Set the color = #FFC0FF, Opacity = 58, shininess = 97, Gloss = 29.

Click on 3rd Tab (Maps).  Place a check in Bump Map and choose Gold Filigree, smoothness = 20, depth = 100.  Place a check in Environment Map, and choose Current Image.

Click on 4th tab (Illumination).  Maximum = 28, Minimum = 28.  Light1, Color = #F69F80, 29, backlight CHECKED, Bubble Light CHECKED.

5.  With the magic wand, click on the outside of the sphere.

6.  In the Layer Palette, activate the bottom layer and then press Delete on keyboard.

7.  In top menu, click Selections > None.  then Layers > Merge > Merge Visible.

8.  In top menu, click Image > Resize.  Resize = 75%.  Be sure that Resize All Layers is UNchecked.

9.  In top menu, click Effects > Geometry Effects > Perspective Vertical.  Distortion = 45, Transparent.

10.  Now save the egg as a tube for future use.  If you want the egg's small end at top, click Image > Flip.



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