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Blue and White Teapot with EyeCandy 4000
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Blue and White Teapot
with EyeCandy 4000
Created by: Bunny's Attic

 
Using the EyeCandy 4000 Glass filter, we'll make a beautiful blue and white teapot.
 










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For this tutorial, you'll need two filters: EyeCandy 4000 Demo (if you've got PSP 7 AE you needn't download this one as it is included), and Adjust Variations Filter.

You'll also need some nice dingbat fonts. I used Japanese Designs and Butterflips in this tutorial. You needn't really install the dingbats you wish to use, they just have to be opened to be available in PSP.

Furthermore you should download the zip file on the left which contains my Glass Preset for EyeCandy 4000 and my selection files for the teapot. Unzip the preset file (teapot_preset.zip) into the "EyeCandy 4000 Settings\Glass" folder, and the selection files (selections_teapot.zip) to your "Paint Shop Pro\Selections" folder.

 

Standard Toolbar - New (image) button
Begin with a new image:
– Width and Height = 400 x 400 pixels
– Background color = Transparent
– Image type = 16.7 Million Colors
 

Tool Palette - Flood Fill tool     Styles

Click on the Flood-fill tool in your tool palette, set your Foreground Style to Solid Color (click on the little arrow in your foreground-style box and choose the brush icon on the left), then click into your foreground-style box and set the color to a dark Blue (Red = 22, Green = 36, Blue = 108, #16246C).

Click once into your image to fill it with the color. Then right-click on the layer in your Layer Palette and rename it to "Background". This is so we can see what we are doing, we will delete this background when we are done so we can tube the image. :-)

 
Layer Palette - Create layer button            Tool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Go to Layers || New Raster Layer and name it "Teapot".

Then go to Selections || Load from Disk, locate the teapot_gh.sel file (in your Selections folder) and click on Open.

You will see the teapot selection with marching ants around it.

Change your foreground color to white and flood-fill the selection with white.

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

 

Tool Palette - Text tool

Choose your Text tool and click on your teapot. When the Text Entry dialog box opens, first click on the Standard Text button and then set the following:
– Name = Butterflips
– Size = 72
– Styles: Fill color = your dark Blue (Red=22, Green=36,
   Blue=108, #16246C)
– Bold = unchecked
– Vector = checked
– Antialias = checked

Type in the letter "b" and click on OK.

 

Move it down and use the center nodes at the top and bottom to make it taller and longer, then use the center right node to push it to the left side. See on the left. :-)

Right-click on this layer and choose "Convert to Raster Layer" from the pop-up menu.

Save.

 

Now we need to duplicate the butterfly: Go to "Layer2" on your Layer palette and right-click, choose "Duplicate" from the pop-up menu.

Then go to Image || Mirror and move your second butterfly to the right with your Mover tool. Here's what you should have.

 
Layer Palette - Layer visibility off     Layer Palette - Layer visibility on Turn off the "Teapot" and the "Background" layers and go to Layers || Merge || Merge Visible. Rename it "Butterflies". You can turn your other layers back on now.
 
On your "Butterflies" layer go to Effects || 3D Effects || Inner Bevel and add an inner bevel with the following settings:
– Bevel = second bevel in first row
– Width = 12
– Smoothness = 69
– Depth = 30
– Ambience = 0
– Shininess = 25
– Color = white
– Angle = 10
– Intensity = 30
– Elevation = 49
 

Tool Palette - Text tool
Now we are going to add the middle decoration: Choose your Text tool again and click on your image to open the Text Entry dialog box. The settings should still be the same as before (Background color = the dark Blue [#16246C], Vector and Antialias checked). Make sure Bold is unchecked. Find your Japanese Designs, Size = 48, type in a capital "N" and click on OK.
 

You will need to use the handle to turn the ding, or just go to Image || Rotate and rotate it 90 degrees to the left (with "All Layers" = unchecked).

Then make it taller and longer to fit in between the butterflies like in the screen shot on the left.

Right-click on "Layer3" and convert to raster layer, then repeat the same inner bevel as for the butterflies.

 

Your Text tool should still be activated, so click on your image again. In the Text Entry dialog box, leave settings as before, except type the letter capital "L" and click on OK.

This is for the middle edge of the pot. You will need to adjust it like on the left. It will take some stretching out and squishing down to make it smaller.

Save your work! :-)

 
Tool Palette - Deformation tool

Right-click on "Layer4" and convert to a raster layer.

Using the Deformation tool, hold your Ctrl key down while you pull the bottom right node over until the bottom lines up with the outside edge of the butterflies like in the screen shot on the left. The bottom left node will be moved outwards at the same time.

Click on Apply in the Tool Options palette.

Save your work! :-)

 
Tool Palette - Text tool

Now we will add the top decoration: Get your Text tool and click on your image. When your Text Entry dialog box opens, leave settings the same except Size = 36, type in a capital "A", and click on OK.

Move it to the top of the pot and pull the right and left center nodes out to fit like below.

We will cut the bottom off in a minute.

Save.

 
Tool Palette - Selection tool

Right-click on "Layer5" and convert to a raster layer.

Click on your Selection tool:
– Selection type = Rectangle
– Feather = 0
– Antialias = checked

Make a selection started at the coordinates (180, 159) and to go (288, 181). The lower half of your dingbat should be selected now.

Hit the Delete key on your keyboard. Deselect by right-clicking into your image or pressing Ctrl+D (Selections || Select None).

 

Layer Palette - Layer visibility off





Layer Palette - Layer visibility on

Turn off your "Teapot" and "Background" layers and go to Layers || Merge || Merge Visible. Go to Colors || Adjust || Brightness/Contrast and use these settings:
– Brightness = 8
– Contrast = -19 (minus 19)

You may turn all your layers back on. Make sure you are on your "Teapot" layer and go to Selections || Select All, then to Selections || Float. Then go to Effects || 3D Effects || Cutout and apply this Cutout:
– Vertical and Horizontal Offset = -11 (minus 11)
– Opacity = 100
– Blur = 60.7
– Shadow color = Red/Green/Blue all 64 (#404040)
– Fill interior with color = unchecked

Go to Effects || Noise || Add:
– Noise = 7
– Uniform = checked

Deselect and save your work.

 
Layer Palette - Create layer button      Tool Palette - Drawing tool     


Still on the "Teapot" layer, add a new raster layer and name it "Line".

Using your Drawing tool:
– Line type = Single Line
– Width = 2
– Antialias = checked,

– Foreground Color = the dark Blue (Red=22, Green=37,
   Blue=106, #16246C),

draw a line across the pot to separate the top of the teapot from the bottom, see screen shot on the left.

 

Layer Palette - Layer visibility off

Turn off your "Background" layer and go to Layers || Merge || Merge Visible.

Go to Selections || Load from Disk and select the "teapot_gh.sel", click on OK.

Go to Selections || Modify || Contract, and contract by 2 pixels. Then go to Selections || Invert and hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

Deselect and save.

 

Go to Effects || Plugins || Eye Candy 4000 || Glass. In the Glass dialog box, click on the Settings menu and apply the "Teapot_gh" preset to your teapot. Click on OK.

You may turn on your "Background" layer now.

 
Now we are going to add the handle. This teapot we are making is from my collection. The handle is wrapped with raffia and we are going to try to create that now. :-)
 
Layer Palette - Create layer button            Tool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Add a new raster layer and name it "Handle".

Go to Selections || Load from Disk, find the "teapothandle_gh.sel" and click on Open.

Change your foreground color to white.

Click on the Flood-Fill tool in your Tool palette and flood-fill the selection with white.

Do not yet deselect.

 

Styles

Change your foreground style to Pattern (click on the little arrow and choose the 3rd icon from the left), then click right into the foreground-style box and set the following:
– Pattern = Stained Wood
– Scale = 70
– Angle = 90

Click on OK and flood-fill your handle.

 
Go to Effects || Plugins || Eye Candy 4000 || Weave, click on the Settings menu and choose "Palm Fronds", then use these settings:
– Ribbon Width = 3.30
– Gap Width = 5.33
– Shadow Strength = 59
– Thread Detail = 58
– Thread Length = 8.17
– Smear Ribbons = checked
– Keep original image = checked
 

Go to Effects || Plugins || Adjust || Variations. Click on "Lighter" 3 times and click on OK.

Go to Effects || 3D Effects || Inner Bevel, use the "Pillow" preset but change the Shininess = 60. Deselect.

Reduce the opacity of your "Handle" layer to 60 on your layer palette.

 
Tool Palette - Freehand (lasso) tool

We are going to remove part of the handles now. Click on your Freehand Selection (Lasso) tool:
– Selection type = Point to Point
– Feather = 0
– Antialias = checked

Select the area of the handle that is in front of the teapot. Hold your Shift key down and do the same on the other side.

Now hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

Deselect and save.

 

Turn the Opacity of the "Handle" layer back to 100.

Click on your "Background" layer and right click, choose "Delete" from the pop-up menu.

Go to Layers || Merge || Merge Visible. Now you can resize and tube your image!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!