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Glass Bowl
Created by: Carolyn Ross

Please download the Glass Bowl file where you will find all the selections necessary to complete the glass bowl. Place them in your selections directory. If you do not have a selections directory under C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 6 (if C is where you have installed your PSP), then just create a new folder in this location and name it "selections". Unzip all the files in the bowl zip to that location.

This tutorial is written only for version 6 not 5, A tutorial for users with Version 7 is also available.

Begin by creating a new image 400 x 400 pixel, with a black background. You need a dark background in order to see your design as it develops. Set your foreground color to fading background gradient and background color to white.  If you are using PSP6, set foreground to black and background to white.

In PSP6, you will use your fill tool (bucket) with the following settings:

Style:  sunburst gradient
Blend Mode:  normal
Paper texture:  none
Match mode:  RGB value
Tolerance:  200
Opacity:  100
Sample merged: either setting

Click on the second tab in the tool options palette to access the settings for the gradient and continue to use the settings as given throughout the tutorial.:

Gradient:  Fading Background
Repeats:  0
Horizontal: 50
Vertical: 50

Add a new layer. Load the first selection by going to Selections || Load from Disk and find the file called "base.sel". 

Click ok and fill the selection

 

Load the next selection, lft_base_hilit selection. Click on the gradient style and change the settings to:

Horizontal 18
Vertical 50

Then press ok and fill your selection.

Load the next selection, rt_base_hilit.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows:

Horizontal 90
Vertical 50

Then press ok and fill your selection.

Load the next selection, stem.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows:

Horizontal 50
Vertical 60

Then press ok and fill your selection. 

Load the next selection, lft_stem_hilit.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows: 

Horizontal 18
Vertical 50

Then press ok and fill your selection. 

Load the next selection, rt_stem_hilit.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows: 

Horizontal 90
Vertical 50

Then press ok and fill your selection. At this point your image should appear as the one on the left.

Load the next selection, bowl.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows:

Horizontal 50
Vertical 80

Then press ok and fill your selection twice.

Load the next selection, rt_bowl_hilit.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows: 

Horizontal 80 
Vertical 50

Then press ok and fill your selection twice.

Load the next selection, lft_bowl_hilit.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows: 

Horizontal 20
Vertical 50

Then press ok and fill your selection twice.

Load the next selection, lower_bowl_hilit.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows: 

Horizontal 50
Vertical 20

Then press ok and fill your selection twice.

Load the next selection, backrim.sel. Leave the gradient and fill the selection twice.

Load the next selection, left_inner_hilit.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows: 

Horizontal 80
Vertical 30

Then press ok and fill your selections.

Load the next selection, opening.sel. Click on the gradient style to change the gradient as follows: 

Horizontal 50
Vertical 50

Then press ok and fill your selections.

You now have a complete glass bowl. If you change your background color, you will see that your bowl is transparent as it picks up any of the colors of the background.