Willow Tree by Paintbrush

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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 draw.  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!

1.  Open up your tree tube.  If you don't have a bare tree tube, you can learn to draw one.

2.  Layers > new Raster Layer

3.  Set your foreground color to a light green, background to a dark green.

4.  Choose the paintbrush tool, set shape = round, size = 2, hardness = 100, step = 10, density = 100, thickness = 100, opacity = 100

5.  Draw some arcs from the center outward.  Alternate between light green and dark green.

6.  Right-click on this layer and choose Duplicate.

7.  Image > Mirror

8.  Close out the tree layer by clicking on the eye.  Then right-click on one of the green layers and choose Merge > Merge Visible.

    

9.  Right-click on the merged layer and choose Duplicate.

10.  Drag the duplicated layer below the tree layer.

11.  Right-click on the top green layer and choose Duplicate.

12.  Adjustments > Blur > Radial  Blur.  Apply these settings:  Zoom, strength = 5, CHECK Elliptical, Horizontal = 0, vertical = 0, protect center =0

13.  Choose the paint brush tool, set to shape = round, size = 5.  Change foreground color to yellow, background to white

14.  Left click and release to place dots.  Place dots in clusters of 3 or four, alternating between yellow and white.

15.  Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

16. Save as a tube:  File > Save As  (psp image)


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