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Chocolate Paper
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Chocolate Paper
Created by: Audrone Musteikiene

There are two parts of this tutorial: In this second part of it we create a chocolate-bar paper wrapping. In the first part we created a chocolate bar with a paper wrapper. The tutorials are for users who have a working knowledge of PSP. Although this tutorial is written for PSP 8 the technique can be used in PSP 7 as well.

Download File Download File

Download Link Greg's Factory Output II

Download Link Eye Candy 4000

The download file on the left contains the tubes and a font that we will use in this tutorial. Put the tubes into your Tubes folder. The font file needs just to be opened and minimized to be available for PSP.

We will also use a filter from Greg's Factory Output Vol. II and from Eye Candy 4000. Please use the download links for these on the left. Unzip Greg's Factory Output II filters into your Plugin folder, and place Eye Candy also into your Plugin folder.

Note: If you do not wish to use Eye Candy 4000, you will be able to use Eye Candy 3.1 with a similar filter which is not quite as fancy as Eye Candy 4000.


New Image

Materials Palette - Materials Box  Materials Solid Color Option   Materials Pattern Option

Text Tool  Preset: Reset to Default Option


Create the Basic Design

Open a new image: 400 x 400 pixels, 16 M Colors, white background.

Promote the background to a layer: Right-click on the background layer and choose "Promote Background Layer" from the pop-up menu.

In the Materials palette, set the Foreground Material to Solid Color = Black and the Background Material to Pattern. Click on the Background materials box and choose:
– Pattern = Wood Tile #3
– Angle = 0
– Scale = 100

Make sure the font from your download file is open and minimized. Click on the Text tool and reset to default, then set:
– Create as = Floating
– Font = Floor Tile Patterns
– Size = 200
– Stroke = 1
– Line Style = Default
– Auto Kern = checked
– Other settings = default values

Click into your image to open the Text Entry dialog, type the letter "M" and click on Apply. Center the design on your canvas: Go to Edit || Cut (Ctrl+X), then to Edit || Paste || Paste As New Layer (Ctrl+L). Thus the design is exactly centered in your image and on a new layer, where we need it.

Go to Selections || Select All (Ctrl+A), then to Selections || Float (Ctrl+F).

Save your work (and remember to save it often while working on this tutorial).


Go to Effects || Texture Effects || Tiles with these settings:
– Shape = Hexagon
– Tile Angularity = 75
– Tile Size = 10
– Border Size = 1
– Smoothness = 25
– Depth = 1
– Ambience = 0
– Shininess = 50
– Angle = 315
– Intensity = 50
– Elevation = 30

Click on OK. Do not deselect yet.


Apply Filters

In the next steps we'll apply some filters to the main design to create a trailing shadow.

First, apply Greg's Factory Output II 'Pool Shadow' effect: Go to Effects || Plugins || Greg's Factory Output Vol. II || Pool Shadow. We want the default settings, so you can just click on OK.

Do not deselect yet.

Move Tool     Selection Tool

Next, apply the Eye Candy 4000 Motion Trail effect (Effects || Plugins || Eye Candy 4000 || Motion Trail) with its default settings. If you use Eye Candy 3.1 (Effects || Plugins || Eye Candy 3.1 || Motion Trail), use the "Long Trail" preset.

Now deselect (Selections || Select None or Ctrl+D).

Using the Move tool, move the design to the upper right corner leaving about 1/2 inch above and on the right.

Go to Selections || Select All (Ctrl+A), then to Selections || Float (Ctrl+F), and then to Selections || Defloat (Ctrl+Shift+F).

Next, apply the Eye Candy Motion Trail filter again with its default settings (or the Long Trail preset for Eye Candy 3.1).

Then with your Selection tool, on the left side draw an ellipse on the outside from the top left corner to just about the bottom left corner of the design and then hit the Delete key (Edit || Clear).

On the bottom side, draw another ellipse from about the bottom right corner to the bottom left corner of the design, and delete again.

The image should now have a narrowing trail to the bottom left corner (see upper image on the left); if you use Eye Candy 3.1 this trail will then be sweeping outward (see lower image on the left).

Now deselect (Ctrl+D) and save your work.

New Raster Layer     Picture Tube Tool     Move Tool

Add Tubes

(Note: If you don't want to put the tube files from your download into your Tubes folder you can also just open the files in PSP and copy them, then paste them into your image.)

On a new layer, add the 'Fairy' tube to the inside box area at the bottom left corner. Set the size to about 70% or less. Use the Move tool to position the fairy.

On another new layer, add the 'Two Children' tube (also about 70% size) and use the Move tool again to position them in the lower left corner of the image.


Materials Palette - Materials Box  Materials Solid Color Option

New Raster Layer     Text Tool

Add Text

In the Materials palette, pick up a light gold from the design as the new Background color. Leave the Foreground color black.

On a new layer, use the Text tool again with only these changes in the settings:
– Font = Impact
– Size = 36

Click into your image to open the Text Entry dialog and type the text "MY DREAMS" (in capital letters), then click on Apply.

Then go to Effects || 3D Effects || Drop Shadow:
– Vertical and Horizontal Offset = 5
– Opacity = 100
– Blur = 5
– Color = Black

Move the text to the bottom right of the canvas just a tad below the design.

Deselect (Ctrl+D) and lower the opacity to about 50% or less to get transparency for the text. Save your work.


Materials Palette - Materials Box  Materials Pattern Option

New Raster Layer     Text Tool

Deform Tool     Move Tool

Change the Background material in the Materials palette back to the "Wood Tile #03" pattern (in the Materials dialog, use the Pattern tab and select the pattern).

Add a new layer for another text with only these settings changed:
– Font = Forte (or a fairly fat font perhaps with an Italic outcome)
– Size = 48

Click into the image and enter the text "Chocolate" in the Text Entry dialog, then click on Apply. Deselect (Ctrl+D).

Use the Deform tool to rotate the text about 90 degrees to the left and then move the text to the left side of the image. If needed use the handles to increase or decrease the size of the text.

Since all objects in the design are on separate layers you can now move and position each part. I moved the basic design more into the upper right area of the canvas to give more room for the Chocolate text.

Once you are satisfied with your design, first save the image as a .psp or .pspimage file so you can work on it again. Then duplicate the image (Window || Duplicate or Shift+D), merge all layers (Layers || Merge || Merge all (Flatten), reduce it to a smaller size (200 x 200 pixels) for use in the Chocolate Bar in Paper tutorial. Save your work as a .jpg file.


– Audrone Musteikiene –