Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Country Cupboard Series:
Apple Pie


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 pie.


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 them here.

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


Step 1. Open a new image 200 x 150, white background.

Open up your color chart and paste it as a new layer onto your graphic. Move it to the very top out of the way. When you need a color, just use your eye dropper to select it.

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). Set your foreground color to #1 and your background color to #2. Then choose your gradient fill, set to #1 foreground-background

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Step 3. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with color #3.


Step 4. Add a new layer. Choose your preset shapes tool, ellipse (antialias checked, create as vector unchecked, line width 1). Draw a small oval shape for the cut in the top of the pie. Duplicate this layer as many times as you wish. Then rotate the pieces as you wish. I have a total of 5 cuts, and the rotation is about 10 degrees each time.


Now you'll do just a wee bit of shading on the pie crust (If you like the crust as it is, you can skip this step).

Set your foreground color to color #3 and your background color to #4. Make your crust layer active and float it (go to selections>select all>float). Choose your airbrush and using the settings in the screenshot. Spray some color similar to mine.

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Step 5. Choose your retouch tool, smudge brush, and use the settings in the screenshot. Smudge the colors, similar to mine.

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Step 6. Your pie is now done. All that's left is to decorate it as you wish. If you want to use my apples, you can find the tutorial for them here.

Just arrange the pieces as you wish. Here's my finished product.


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This tutorial was created on May 24, 2004.
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