Turkey Dinner

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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 shapes 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!

Download Supplies.

1.  Open the file, Turkey Dinner Vector.

2.  File > Export > Shape.

3.  Type:  Turkey_DragonBreath in the library name

4.  Open new, transparent image, size = 400 x 400

5.  Choose preset shape tool

6.  Set the preset shape tool to Anti-alias, create as a vector.  Choose the Turkey Dinner shape.  Set width = 2

7.  Set the foreground color = black, background color = null.

8.  In the Layer Palette, click on the plus sign next to the turkey dinner vector layer.  You'll see 3 sub layers.  Click on the top sublayer -- Drumstick.  The name will turn bold.  Right-click on the drumstick layer and choose Create Raster Selection.

9.  Right-click on the VECTOR 1 layer and choose Promote Selection to Layer.

10.  Click on the Wing layer, to make it bold.  Right-click and choose Create Raster Selection.  Then click on Vector 1 layer and choose Promote Selection to Layer.

11.  Click on the Body layer, to make it bold.   Right-click and choose Create Raser Selection.  Then click on the Vector 1 layer and choose Promote Selection to Layer.

12.  Right-click on the Vector 1 layer and choose Delete.

13.  Open up the turkey pattern.  In the Materials Properties, choose pattern and set it to the turkey pattern, Angle = 135, Scale = 200.

14.  Click on the body layer in your image.  With the magic wand, select inside the body.

15.  Selections > Modify > Expand, expand by 1.

16.  Flood -fill the selection with the turkey pattern.

17.   Selections > Float.

18.  Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout.  Apply these settings:  Vertical & Horizontal = 0, Opacity = 100, Blur = 50, Shadow Color = a dark brown.

19.  Selection > None.

20.  Click on the Wing layer in the Layer Palette.

21.  Repeat Steps 14 - 17 for the wing layer.

22.  Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout  Change the Blur to 25.

23.  Click on the Drumstick Layer.  Repeat Steps 21 to 22 on the Drumstick layer.

24.  Choose the ellipse shape tool, set to create as a vector.

25.  Set the foreground color = none, background color = white or some plate color.  Draw an ellipse slightly bigger than the turkey.  Drag this layer to the bottom of the turkey.

26.  rotate the plate to fit the angle of the turkey, as necessary.

27.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel.  Apply these settings.  Bevel, Width = 20, Smoothness = 40, Depth = 30, Ambience = 0, Shininess = 5, Color = white, Angle = 84, Intensity = 45, Elevation = 40.

28.  Right- click on the Drumstick Layer and choose Duplicate.

29.  With the mover tool, slightly offset this duplicate drumstick.

30.  Drag the duplicate drumstick layer below the body layer.

31.  Right-click on the wing layer and choose Duplicate.  Slightly offset this wing, and drag this duplicate wing layer below the body layer.

32.  Open up the stuffing tube provided in the supplies folder.

33.  File > Export > Picture Tube

34.  Give the tube a name:  Stuffing_DragonBreath

35.  Click on the body layer.  Layer > New Raster Layer.

36.  With the picture tube, add some stuffing on this layer.

37.  Open up the garnish tubes.  Export them as a picture tube.

38.  Click on the plate layer.  Layer > New Raster Layer.

39.  With the picture tube, add some garnish on this layer.

40.  Click on the top layer.  Layer > New Raster Layer.

41.  Open up the cranberry tube.  Export it as a picture tube.

42.  With the picture tube, add some cranberries to this layer.

43.  Layers > Merge > Merge Visible.

44.  Save this as a GIF:  File > Export > GIF Optimizer.



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