Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Country Cupboard Series: Apples


This is my country cupboard series. You'll find all of the items you need for the cupboard here. As I find time, I'll be adding more items to my country cupboard series.

This tutorial is for the apple. It's really quick and easy.


For this tutorial, you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro. I used version 7.04 but if you are familiar with PSP, you should be able to convert the tutorial without problems. You can download the latest PSP version demo here.

My selection files. Place these in your PSP selections folder (or any location of your choice - I always place mine outside of PSP).

You may download all of my materials here.

My color chart. Right click on it and save to your computer.



Step 1.Open a new image 250 x 250, white background.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location where you placed the selection files). Flood fill with color #1.

Step 3. Apply an inner bevel using the settings in the screenshot.

02ccapple  03ccapple

Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with color #2. Apply inner bevel as above.


Step 5. Add a new layer. Place it underneath your apple. Set your foreground color to #3 and your background color to null. Choose your draw tool, freehand line, size about 2-3. Draw a stem. Apply inner bevel as above.


You can make as many variations of the apple as you want. At this point, you may want to save your file as a master psp file with all layers intact.

To make a variation, just copy and paste the pieces you need as new layers. Then hide other layers and merge. I made 3 different variations of my apple.


Step 6. Hide your apples for the moment. Add a new layer. Set your foreground and background colors to #1. Choose your preset shapes tool, ellipse (antialias checked), and draw a shape on your canvas (screen shot is actual size).


Step 7. Choose your selection tool, rectangle. Draw a shape roughly down the center of your oval and then click inside it to select it.


Step 8. Hit the delete key on your keyboard.


Step 9. Select the apple (go to selections>select all>selections>float). Contract by 1 (go to selections>modify>contract). Flood fill with color #4.


Step 10. Add a new layer. Set your foreground and background colors to black. Choose your preset shapes tool, ellipse, and draw some seeds for the apple.


Step 11. Delete your color chart layer. Hide your background layer and merge the visible layers (you should just have the apple half and the seeds). Apply an inner bevel as above.


And now you have all the pieces you need. All done!


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This tutorial was created on May 24, 2004.
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