(like the one on this
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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 intermediates to learn how to use preset shapes and
to shade. If you have any questions, please feel free to
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
You will need
Simple Filter Plugin
You will also need a picture that you want to use as
your main image (not a tube).
Remember to save as a psp file
1. Open the image that you will be using in this
Making the center background
2. Open up a new, transparent image, size 100 x
3. Use the eye dropper tool and choose a color
from it to be your foreground.
Flood-fill the new image with this color choice.
5. In the top menu, choose Effects > 3D Effects
> Texture > Texture. Apply these settings: Choose the Old Paper
texture, size = 25, smoothness = 1, depth = 2, ambience = 0, shininess = 0,
angle = 307, intensity = 43, elevation = 33.
6. In top menu, click Effects > Image Effects >
Seamless Tiling. Apply these settings: Tiling Method = corner,
direction = bidirectional, horizontal offset = 6, vertical offset = 6,
transition = 100, style = linear.
7. Now save this image as background3.jpg.
This will be the middle layer background (like the green on this page)
Making the outer background (You
will make two options here)
Choose the selection tool and set it to square in the tool options menu.
9. Draw a square around the part of the image
that you want to use as a tile.
10. In the top menu, click Edit > Copy.
11. In the top menu, click Edit > Paste > Paste
As New Image.
12. In the top menu, click Image > Mirror
13. In top menu, click Effects > Image Effects >
Seamless Tiling. Use same settings as before.
14. Now save this as background1a.jpeg (We
will add something to this to make an alternate, and you can choose which one
15. Continuing with the image from #15: In the
top menu, click Selections > Select All
16. In top menu, click Selections > Modify >
Contract Selection. Contract by 6 pixels.
17. In top menu, click Selections > Invert.
18. Flood-fill the selection with a gold gradient,
set with Angle = 50, Repeats = 3
19. In top menu, click Selections > Select None.
20. In top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Simple
Filters > Diamonds (No box comes up. It automatically applies the
21. Your image should look like this:
22. Now save this image as background1b.jpeg
(You will use either background1a or background1b as your outside layer
Making the 2nd layer background--gold trim
23. Open a new, transparent image, size = 100 x 100
24. Flood-fill this image with a gold gradient, with
angle set at 50, repeats = 2
25. In top menu, click Effects > Image Effects >
Seamless Tiling. Apply the same settings as before.
26. Now save this image as background2.jpg.
So now you have completed making 4 background tiles--2
choices for your outside layer, a gold tile for your 2nd layer, and a textured
tile for your center layer.
Continue to make the buttons and bars for this webset.
Please do not remove this tutorial from my site. Share my url.