Teardrop Wreath

 

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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 use the shapes tool.  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 X, 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!

Download Eye Candy 4000 from Alien Skin Plugins

1.  Open new, transparent image, size = 250 x 250 pixels

2.  Choose the Custom Shape Tool.  You may have to right-click on the rectangle or ellipse to find the Custom Shape Tool.

3.  In the custom shapes tool menu (at top), set the shape to the teardrop.  Set width = 3 or 4 pixels.  Set foreground = one color, and background = other (I used gradients)

4.  Draw a teardrop.  Right-click on the layer and choose Convert to Raster Layer.

5.  Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Glass.  Apply these settings.

6.  Image > Canvas Size.  Change Width & Height to 800.

7.  With the mover tool, move the teardrop up to the top center, as shown in the pic below.

8.  Right-click on the teardrop layer and choose Duplicate.

9. Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right, and set at 45 degrees.

10.  Right-click on that teardrop layer and choose Duplicate.

11.  Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right, and set at 45 degrees.

12.  With the mover tool, move the teardrops so that they are just touching each other on the edges.

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

14.  Right-click on the layer and choose Duplicate.

15.  Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right, and set at 90 degrees.

16.  With the mover tool, move the teardrops so that the horizontal one (to right) overlaps.

17.  In the layer palette, right-click and choose Merge > Merge Visible.

18.  In the Layer Palette, Right-click and choose Duplicate.

19.  Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right, 180 degrees

20.With the mover tool, move the left half into position so that the bottom and top teardrops overlap.

21.  Right-click on layer and choose Merge > Merge Visible.

22.  Choose your Custom shape Tool set to teardrop again.  Draw a smaller teardrop anywhere on the canvas. 

23.  Right-click on the small teardrop layer and choose Convert to Raster Layer.

24.  Apply the same Eye Candy 4000 Glass filter as in Step 6

25.  Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right, 30 degrees

26.  Right-click on the small teardrop layer and choose Duplicate Layer

27.  Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right,.  30 degrees.  With the mover tool, move the teardrop into position.

28.  In the Layer Palette, click on the eye in the bottom sun layer to HIDE that layer and right-click on the top layer.

29.  Choose Merge > Merge Visible.

30.  Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right, 90 degrees.  With Mover tool, move the new teardrops into position.

31.  Right-click on the top layer and choose Duplicate Layer

32.  Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right, 90 degrees.  With the Mover tool, move the teardrops into position.

33.  Right-click on the top layer and choose Duplicate Layer

34.  Image > Free Rotate.  Click Right, 90 degrees.  With the Mover tool, move the teardrops into position.

This is what you should have:

35.  (Optional)   If you want to make a center for the circle:  Choose the ellipse tool.  (Right-click on the custom shape tool to find the Ellipse tool.)  In the ellipse toolbar menu at top, change the style = fixed ratio

 Draw a circle for the center.  Right-click on the layer and choose Convert to Raster Layer.

This can be the base to form a sunflower or a sun.  I chose to make it a sun.  I applied the same colors and glass filter.

 

36.  Layer > Merge > Merge Visible.  Save as a GIF:  File > Export > GIF Optimizer

 



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