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Classy Compact
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Classy Compact
Created by: RoxiiLdy

 
In this tutorial we'll work with pre-made selection files and gradients as well as with a filter to create a classy compact for the lady's handbag.
 

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Download Link Eye Candy 4000

The download file on the left contains the selections, gradients and tubes that you need for this tutorial. Unzip the selection (.sel) files into your My PSP 8 Files\Selections folder and the gradient (.jgd) files into your My PSP 8 Files\Gradients folder. Open the .psp files into your PSP work ares and minimize them for later use.

You'll also need Eye Candy 4000 which you can download with the link on the left. The filter we'll use here is one of the free filters within the demo version of Eye Candy 4000.

 

New Image


New Raster Layer

Open a new image, 400 x 500 pixels, Raster Background, Transparent checked. In your Layer palette, rename 'Raster 1' to 'Background'.

Add a new raster layer (Layers || New Raster Layer) and name it 'Base'.

Load the "apcompactbase.sel" selection (Selections || Load/Save Selection || Load Selection from Disk).

 
Materials Palette - Materials Box  Materials Gradient Option Materials Null Option   Flood Fill Tool

Set your Background Material to Null.

Then click on your Foreground Material box, click on the Gradient tab and find the "tiff12" gradient. Use these settings:
– Angle = 179
– Repeats = 0
– Invert = unchecked
– Style = Linear

Click on your Flood Fill tool and fill the selected area with this gradient.

Your image should now look like the one on the left.

Do not yet deselect.

 

Go to Effects || 3D Effects || Inner Bevel and choose the Frame preset. Then change to the following settings:
– Width = 7
– Smoothness = 33
– Depth = 3
– Ambience = 0
– Shininess = 0
– Color = white
– Intensity = 50
– Elevation = 30

Click on OK. Do not yet deselect.

 

Go to Effects || Plugins || Eye Candy 4000 || Shadowlab and use these settings:
– Center Offset Direction = 240
– Center Offset Distance = 1.77
– Overall Opacity = 47
– Overall Blur = 3.11
– Perspective Blur = 8.88
– Color = a dark grey (Red = 9, Green = 4, Blue = 8; #090408)
– Draw Only Outside Selection = checked

Click on OK.

 
New Raster Layer

Go to Selections || Select None (Crtl+D) to deselect.

Add a new raster layer (Layers || New Raster Layer), name it 'Line'.

Go to Selections || Load/Save Selections || Load Selection from Disk and load the "apcompactline.sel" selection.

 
Materials Solid Color Option     Flood Fill Tool

Change your Foreground Material to Solid Color, click into the Foreground Material box and set the color to white (#FFFFFF).

Then click on your Flood Fill tool again and flood-fill your selection with color.

Go to Selections || Select None (Ctrl+D) to deselect.

 

Magic Wand Tool

Materials Gradient Option     Flood Fill Tool



Click on your Magic Wand and then into the top white circle of your compact to select the area.

Then click into your Foreground Material box, go to the Gradient tab and choose the "Mah_Chrome" gradient:
– Angle = 0
– Repeats = 0
– Invert = unchecked
– Style = Linear

Click on your Flood Fill tool and then into your selection to fill it with this gradient.

Then go to Effects || 3D Effects || Drop Shadow and use these settings:
– Vertikal and Horizontal Offsets = -1 (minus 1)
– Opacity = 100
– Blur = 4.9
– Color = Black

Click on OK and deselect (Selections || Select None or Ctrl+D).

 
Magic Wand Tool     Materials Solid Color Option     Flood Fill Tool

Click on your Magic Wand and then into the bottom circle of your compact to select the white area.

Change your Foreground Material back to Solid Color: Red = 234, Green = 218, Blue = 194; #EADAC2.

Click on your Flood Fill tool and then into your selection to fill it with the color.

Then go to Effects || 3D Effects || Drop Shadow and use the same settings as before (the settings should still be the same, you can just click on OK).

Deselect with Selections || Select None (Ctrl+D).

 
Open Image     Copy

Open "apcompacttopgem.psp" from your download and go to Edit || Copy (Ctrl+C). Click on your compact image and go to Edit || Paste || Paste As New Selection (Ctrl+E). Move the gem to the center top portion of your compact. When it is in place click once to set it.

Then go to Effects || Shadowlab and use the same settings as before (they should still be the same, you can just click on OK).

Then deselect with Selections || Select None (Ctrl+D).

 
Open Image     Copy

Open "apcompactbottomgem.psp" from your download and go to Edit || Copy (Ctrl+C). Click on your compact image and go to Edit || Paste || Paste As New Selection (Ctrl+E). Move the gem to the center lower portion of your compact. When it is in place click once to set it.

Then go to Effects || Shadowlab and again use the same settings as before. Deselect (Selections || Select None or Ctrl+D).

 
Open Image     Copy


Open "apcompactscrew.psp" from your download and go to Edit || Copy (Ctrl+C). Click on your compact image and go to Edit || Paste || Paste As New Selection (Ctrl+E). Move the screw on one side of your compact and click once to set it.

Then go to Effects || Shadowlab and again use the same settings as before.

Deselect and again go to Edit || Paste || Paste As New Selection (Ctrl+E). Move the second screw to the other side of your compact, click once to set it and again go to Effects || Shadowlab with the same settings. Deselect.

 
Open Image     Copy

To finish up your compact, open "apcompactpuff.psp" from your download and go to Edit || Copy (Ctrl+C). Click on your compact image and go to Edit || Paste || Paste As New Selection (Ctrl+E). Move it to the lower right side of your compact, click once to set it in place.

Then go to Effects || Shadowlab and again use the same settings as before. Deselect (Ctrl+D).

Finally merge your layers: Go to Layers || Merge || Merge visible.

Congratulations! You have created your very own compact. You can now add your name to it and save.