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Was playing around in Paint Shop about 4 months ago and this is the result of a happy accident I had .. and thankfully I wrote it down at the time because I wanted to remember how to do it. This tutorial is a bit filter intensive I’m afraid ..
Paint Shop Pro 7 .. 6 should work for this as well .. as far as I know it does.
Eye Candy 4000 ... but I think the settings are probably the same for version 3
FM Tile Tools ... That can be downloaded by clicking on the button below. It will need to be unzipped and placed in the plug ins folder for Paint Shop Pro. The path is normally C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins.
FM Tile Tools
Super Blade Pro
Gold Glitter Preset .. if you do not already have this preset you may download it by clicking on the button below. This will need to be unzipped and placed in the Environments and Textures folder for Paint Shop. The path is normally C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins\SuperBladePro\environments and textures
And of course an image of your choice. If you would like to use the same one that I am using, please right click and save to your own hard drive. Since masks only see in three types of colors (white, black, and shades of gray) a color image or a black and white will work well. The one thing you will want to look for is that there is a large amount of contrast. Tubes will also work .. the mask function will see the empty area around a tube as black.
I hope that you enjoy your stay, and thank you for visiting Graphic Distractions.