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Glass Paper Weight
Glass Paper Weight
Created by: Kiss
To use this tutorial you will
need the picture tube from Jasc (I think it came from their Valentines Day tube
collection). If you can't find the tube in your copy of Paint Shop Pro, you can
download it by clicking the link above.
To install this tube in
Paint Shop Pro, unzip it to your hard drive, then open Paint Shop Pro. Choose
File || Open and browse to where you placed the tube on your hard drive, then
click on it so it opens in Paint Shop Pro. Once the tube is opened in PSP, go to
File || Export || Picture Tube. In the Cell Arrangement Box, put 2 in the Cells
Across box and 3 in the Cells Down box. Make sure the Tube has a name (RedRoses)
and press OK. Your tube should now be installed.
and go to the right of your screen to choose the colors. Press on the top color
rectangle to open the color selection box. I chose the top lightest red color.
(Red = 255, Green = 192, Blue = 192, Hue = 255, Sat = 255, Light = 224) Press
Do the same for the bottom
color rectangle, this time choosing white as the background color. Press
image, 400X400 with a white background. Press on the Selection Tool button and
in the Selection Tool Options Palette, choose "Circle" and make sure
Feather is set to "0" and "Antialias" is checked. Set
your cursor in the center of the white image and drag a circle about 3 inches
wide. Then click on the Flood Fill Tool and fill the circle with pink.
Image || Effects || Texture which will open the Texture Dialogue box. Click on
the arrow in the Presets box at the top and scroll down the list to choose the
Use the following settings:
Size = 100%
Smoothness = 10%
Depth = 1% Ambiance = 10 Shininess = 0 Light
Color = White Angle = 315 Intensity = 50
Elevation = 30
Now go to Edit || Copy and then, Edit || Paste as
New Image. Your circle will reappear as a new image with a transparent
background. You can now delete your first image on the white background as we
won't be needing it anymore.
We'll need to make the canvas size bigger because
one of the last steps in this tutorial will be to add a drop shadow, so go to
Image || Canvas Size and set the width and height to 400 pixels. Make sure that
the "Center Image Horizantally" and "Vertically" boxes are
checked before pressing "OK".
In this tutorial, we'll be
using several different layers, so it is a good idea to name each of them to
avoid confusion. Press on the Layers Button to bring up the Layer Palette, which
should open automatically when you slide your cursor over it. Right
click where you see "Layer One" and choose
"Properties". This will open the Layer Properties Dialogue Box. Where
it says Name, rename the layer to "Base". Press OK.
back to the Layer Palette, and make a new layer by clicking on the "Create
Layer" button in the top left hand corner. This will bring up the
"Layer Properties Box" again. This time, name the layer,
"Roses". Press "OK".
Press on the Picture Tube
button on the left hand side of your screen. In the Tool Options Box, scroll
down the list until you find the "RedRoses Tube". You shouldn't need
to modify the scale, so leave it at 100%.
put a few roses on the circle, but try to keep them within the circle, at least
one fourth of an inch away from the sides. If you
don't like the position or the color of the rose you've just placed, hit the
Back button and try again. When you're finished, if the roses are not exactly
centered, press on the Move Tool and reposition them.
going to deform the roses a bit to make them look as if they're under glass. Go
to Image || Deformations || Warp. In the Warp Options box, use these settings:
Horizontal Offset = 0,
Vertical Offset = 0, Size = 50, Strength = 10. Press "OK".
time to make the glass. In the Layer Palette, right
click on the Base Layer to select it and to bring up the layer options.
can't see this in your image but you now have two "Base" layers, one
on top of the other. Right click on your
"Copy of Base" Layer to rename it in the Layer Properties box and
rename it, "Shadow". Then, in the layer palette, slide (drag) the
Shadow layer up so it is now the top layer in the palette.
YIKES! Where did the roses
go??? Don't worry, they're still there but are hidden under your Shadow layer,
which we will now turn into a proper shadow!
Go to Image || Effects ||
Cutout to open the Cutout Options Box. Use these settings:
Leave the "Fill
Interior with color" box unchecked. Opacity = 90, Blur = 60, Vertical
offset = 0 and Horizontal Offset = 0. Press "OK".
time we'll work on the lighting effects. We'll do the same thing as we did
before. Run your cursor over the Layer Palette to open it, right
click on your Base layer to duplicate it. Rename your "Copy of
Base" Layer to "Lighting1" by right
clicking on it and changing the name in the Layer Properties Dialogue
Back in the Layer Palette,
slide your Lighting1 layer up to the top so that it looks as if everything else
has disappeared again in your image.
Now click on the Selection button, which should
still be set to circle. If it's not, change it in the Tool Options Palette.
Place your cursor so that it's about a half an inch down and a half an inch to
the right of the center of your circle. Then drag your cursor towards the bottom
right hand corner of your image, so that the selection covers most of the
circle, but leaves an unselected crescent at the top left hand part of your
circle, about a half an inch wide at it's widest part. Take your finger off the
cursor's button, leaving the selection as is, then hit the delete (Del) button
on your keyboard. Then Invert the selection by pressing: Selection
|| Invert. Its also a good idea to click the make the background layer
invisible so you can see where to move the next step. To do this click the
small "glasses" icon next to the background layer in the layer
Colors || Adjust Brightness and Contrast. In the Brightness/Contrast Box, slide
the brightness arrow all the way over to the right to 255. Press OK.
go to Image || Blur || Blur. Your image should have a white blurry crescent
covering some of your circle and roses. This white crescent will be a part of
Go to the left of your screen and press the
Deformation button which will place guide lines around your white crescent in
the image. Place your cursor in the little top right hand square of the
guideline rectangle and slide it towards the bottom left hand corner of your
image a bit (about a half an inch again). In the Tool Options box, press
on your Move tool and move your white crescent so that it's placed evenly over
the left hand side of your circle image. Then go to the Layer Palette and slide
the Layer Opacity arrow (The double arrow situated in the right hand side of the
shaded box located directly to the right of the layer name and glasses) to the
left to about 40%.
your image should look like it's under glass.
going to add one more little lighting effect to finish off out image.
In the Layer palette, create
a new layer and name it "Lighting2". Press on the selection tool and
in the Tool Options Palette, choose Rounded Rectangle. It's not necessary to
change anything else.
Now draw a rounded square
selection to the right of the center of your image, then hit the Flood Fill Tool
and using your right mouse
button, fill the square with white.
by going to Selections || Deselect
the Deformation tool button to bring up the guide lines and holding down the
Control (Ctrl) key on your keyboard, place your cursor in the top right square
in the guides and move it to the left a bit so your square now looks like a
triangle with the top cut off.
Now find the little Rotation
square in the middle of the guides, which shows two curving arrows when the
cursor runs over it. When you've found it, rotate the square to the left about
45 degrees. In the Toggle Tool Palette, press "Apply". You can then
use the Move Tool to reposition your square if needed.
the Layer Palette, lower the opacity as before to about 30%.
going to add the drop shadow to give the image a bit more depth.
In the Layer palette, press
on the "Base" layer to select it, then go to Image || Effects || Drop
Shadow and use these settings:
= Black, Opacity = 60, Blur = 10, Vertical Offset = 7, Horizontal Offset = 7.
That's it. Your paperweight is
finished! You now have two possibilities depending on what color background
you'd like for your image.
If you'd like a white
background, go to Layers || Merge || Merge All and the image will be merged with
a default white background.
If you'd like a background
with another color, you'll have to create a new layer which you will place below
all the others in the Layer Palette. Choose the color you'd like and fill your
layer with the flood fill tool, then go to Layers || Merge || Merge All.