Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Country Cupboard Series: Bowl


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 bowl (see it on the shelf near the top?).


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. Float the selection (hit the "Ctrl+F" on your keyboard). Apply a cutout with the settings in the screenshot. Repeat the cutout, but change the horizontal and vertical to -3.

02ccbowl  03ccbowl

Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with color #2. Keep selected.


Go to effects>noise>add. Choose 6%, uniform (the effect is subtle).

Go to effects>texture effects>blinds. Apply settings in the screenshot.

05ccbowl   06ccbowl

Step 5. Float your selection (ctrl+F). Apply cutout as above.


Step 6. Add a new layer. Set your foreground and background colors to #1. Choose your preset shapes tool, heart, antialias checked. Draw a shape on your bowl. Go to selections>select all>selections>float. Apply cutout, same as before.


Step 7. You can leave the bowl like this if you like. I added a line at the top and the bottom. To do that, add a new layer. Set your foreground color to #1 and your background color to null. Choose your draw tool, freehand line, size 1-2. Draw a line. Repeat for the bottom of the bowl.


When you're satisfied with your creation, save as a master psp file with all layers intact. That way you can change your bowl later if you wish. Then delete the color chart, hide the background, merge visible layers, and save as a psp file. And that's it, all done! (Note: For the cupboard above, I just made another bowl but changed the colors using the colors>adjust>hue/saturation/lightness feature in PSP).


I hope you enjoyed the tut.

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This tutorial was created on May 24, 2004.
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