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Was feeling very sentimental one night and
doodling in Paint Shop when this seemed to create itself. It came
together so nicely that I thought I would write it out. Please
Please .. make sure to read all the instructions given in the
Supplies: Paint Shop Pro 7 .. although I do not have 6, I think it can be done in 6 without problems.
FM Tile Tools ... This will need to be unzipped and placed in the Plugins folder in Paint Shop. The path for that normally is C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins.
Eye Candy 3: This will need to be unzipped and placed in the Plugins folder in Paint Shop. The path for that normally is C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins.
Flaming Pear's Mr.Contrast Filter: This is a demo and will online work for a month I’m sorry to say .. but is well worth it I think .. and is not a large file to download compared to other filters. This will need to be unzipped and placed in the Plugins folder in Paint Shop. The path for that normally is C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins. It is wise, especially with demo filters, to create a new folder inside the Plugins folder, named with the name of the new filter. That way when the demo is over all one needs to do is remove the folder in order to get rid of the filter.
Zip File: The zip file contains the background tile (writing-GD.jpg), the single rose petals flwr-rosepetal-GD.psp), and the full rose on a stem (stemrose-GD.psp). These should all be placed where you keep your graphics. The font Cotillion .. but any font will do. The preset (lisalike.q9s) for the Mr. Contrast Filter. This will need to go in the folder where the Mr. Contrast filter was placed .. if you created a new folder named Mr.Contrast inside of the Plugins folder, like was suggested above, the pathway for that normally would be C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Plugins\Mr.Contrast\Mr. Contrast\Mr. Contrast\Mr. Contrast presets. Know it looks redundant but this is where mine are .. and how I suggested to do it above is how I did it .. so it is right
Whew .. now since all that is done .. Lets play ..... 1). Open a new image 650 x 390 transparent. Like to work on large images ... makes resizing a bit crisper.
2). Open the writing-GD.jpg tile. Click once and hold down on the Foreground color box. This will make a drop down box appear. Click on the dotted square to select 'pattern'. Click on the foreground box one more time and a new window will open .. select the writting-GD from the drop down there.
3). Use the flood fill tool to flood the image with the tile.
4). Go to Effects/ Illumination Effects/ Lights.
5). This part is important for this to turn out correctly. First things it to select the Flood preset that came with Paint Shop from the drop down menu. This sets the lights in just the right place for us to alter the settings. Now use the screen shot below to adjust the settings.
If you would like to save this preset to use again another time, click on the 'save as' button below the drop down menu and give it a name.
6). Go to Effects/ Plugin Filters/ FM Tile Tools/ Blend Emboss and use these settings ...
7). Open the stemrose-GD.psp, make sure it is the active image.
8). Go to Edit/ Copy ... then click on the top of the image we just flooded with background to make it active .. then go to Edit/ Paste/ Paste as a new Layer.
Before it is moved into place it is a good idea to add the shadow to it .. that way we do not cut it off.
9). Go to Effects/ Plugin Filters/ Eye Candy 3/ Drop Shadow and use the settings shown below ..
10). Use the Mover Tool and move the rose over to the left side of the image.
11). Make sure that the stemrose layer is active and Go to Effects/ Illumination Effects/ Lights .. and use the same light settings we use before.
This is what you should have so far ...
12). Open flwr-rosepetal-GD.psp.
13). Go to Edit/ Copy .. then click on the image we are creating to make it active and go to Edit/ Paste/ Paste as a new layer.
14). Use the Deformation tool to manipulate the rose petal into a place of your liking.
15). Go to the layer pallet and right click on the petal layer (should be the top layer in the pallet) .. select "Duplicate" from the drop down that appears.
16). Use the Deformation tool to manipulate the rose petal that is now laying over the other one .. into a place of your liking.
17). Go to the layer pallet again and duplicate one more time.
18). Again use the Deformation Tool to place the last petal in a place of your liking.
This is what I have so far ...
19). Go to the layer pallet and turn off layers one and two by clicking on the little glasses on the right side of each layer ... make sure that one of the remaining layers is active .. then go to Layers/ Merge/ Merge Visible. This will merge all the petals into one layer.
20). Go back to the layer pallet and click the glasses again one more time to make them visible again.
21). Make sure that the now merged layer is active .. and go to Effects/ 3D Effects/ Drop Shadow and use the settings shown below ...
The reason for using a different setting then before is to hopefully make the petals look closer to the background then the stemmed rose.
22). Go to Effects/ Illumination Effects/ Lights .. and use the same light settings we used before.
23). Go to Layers/ Merge/ Merge All Flatten.
24). Go to Layers/ Add New Raster Layer
25). Set the foreground and background to a color you like. For this tutorial I used black.
26). Using the text tool, click on the image to bring up the text box. Below are the settings that I used for this tutorial ...
I put each line on a separate layer so that I could move them around where I liked before I turned the background off and merged them together, but you can do it anyway that you are comfortable with.
27). Once you have all the words where you would like them .. Go to Effects/ 3D Effects/ Inner Bevel and use the settings shown below ..
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