Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Champagne

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The year 2004 is rapidly approaching its end (where DID the time go??? lol). So, I thought I'd do a tutorial to help celebrate the incoming new year. This tutorial uses selections and a llittle bit of drawing, and most folks should be able to complete it without difficulty. I assume that you have a working knowledge of PSP.


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.

My seamless fill pattern.

You may download all of my materials here.

Eye Candy 4000 (chrome and glass filters).

My color chart. Right click on it and save it to your computer. Or, alternatively, you can drag it onto your canvas (just make sure it's on a new layer).


You will make 3 pieces in this tutorial - the bucket, the glasses, and the bottle of champagne.


Ice Bucket

Step 1. Open a new image 400 x 320, white background. Copy and paste your color chart as a new layer onto your canvas and move to the top out of the way. When you need a color, just click on it with your eye dropper tool.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1. Flood fill with a gold gradient (one comes with PSP, or you can use one of your choice) - use the settings in the screenshot.

 

Step 3. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with the "metallic" gradient that comes with PSP, same settings as before. Keep selected.

Float the selection ("Ctrl+F" on your keyboard). Set your foreground (or background) colors to #1 (note: you're doing this so it will show up in your list of recent colors). Apply a cutout (effects>3d effects>cutout), using settings in the screenshot. Right click on the shadow color and choose #1 from the list of recent colors.

Repeat the cutout but change the horizontal and vertical to -2.

 

Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection 3. Flood fill with the gold gradient, same settings as before.

Apply a drop shadow (effects>3d effects>drop shadow), with these settings: vertical 1, horizontal 1, opacity 20, shadow 1.

Step 5. Add a new layer. Load selection 4. Flood fill with gold gradient, same settings as before except change the angle to 0.

Step 6. Add a new layer. Load selection 5. Flood fill with gold gradient, angle at 0.

Apply Eye Candy>Chrome, using the settings in the screenshot (note: the tint color is color #2).

     

You'll need your bucket in layers if you're going to put a bottle of champagne into it. However, I also wanted a copy of my bucket as it (without a bottle). To do that, hide the color chart and background layers. Merge visible layers. Copy and paste as a new image. Save the bucket as a psp file.

Now go back to your original canvas and undo the merge you just did - you should have all the layers back now, ready for your bottle (we'll add that in just a few minutes). For now, hide these layers. Turn your color chart and background layer back on.


Glass


Step 7. Ok, now to make the glasses. Add a new layer. Load selection 6. Flood fill with gold gradient, linear style, angle 0, repeats 0.

Add a new layer. Load selection 7. Flood fill with gold gradient, sunburst style, horizontal and vertical 50, repeats 0.

Step 8. Add a new layer. Load selection 8. Flood fill with color #3. Contract by 1 (selections>modify>contract). Flood fill with gold gradient, angle 90.

Step 9. Add a new layer. Load selection 9. Flood fill with color #5. Contract by 1. Flood fill with the metallic gradient, angle 90.

Step 10. Add a new layer. Load selection 10. Flood fill with color #4. Contract by 1. Flood fill with gold gradient, angle 90.

Hide your color chart and background layers. Merge visible layers. You can turn the merged glass layer off for the moment. Turn your background layer and color chart back on.


Champagne Bottle


Step 11. Add a new layer. Load selection 11. Flood fill with color #6. Apply Eye Candy>Glass, using settings in the screenshot.

     

Step 12. Add a new layer. Load selection 12. Flood fill with the "champagnefill" tile you downloaded (set the scale to 50%). Float the selection (Ctrl+F). Apply cutout, using same settings as before, but use color #7 as the shadow color.

Step 13. Add a new layer. Load selection 13. Flood fill with the same fill pattern. Contract by 2. Flood fill with color #4.

Add a new layer and add text if you wish. I'm using ARDS1 font, size 8, stroke color null, fill color #8.

Step 14. Add a new layer. Set your foreground and backgrounds to the champagne fill. Choose your preset shapes tool, rectangle (line width 1, antialias checked - everything else unchecked). Draw a small box at the top of your label.

Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to color #8 and your background color to null. Choose your draw tool (single line, width 2, line style #8 dashed, antialias checked, everything else unchecked). Draw a line across your box.

Step 15. Add a new layer. Load selection 14. Flood fill with the champagne fill. Float. Apply cutout, same settings as before, except use color #9 as your shadow color.

Step 16. Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to #8 and your background to color #4. Choose your preset shapes tool, ellipse (antialias checked, line width 3). Draw a small oval shape.

Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to #4 and your background to null. Choose your draw tool, freehand line, width 2, line style #8 dot. Draw a line around your circle (on the dark part). I lowered the opacity of this layer down to about 70.

Add a new layer and add text as you wish (I used the same settings as before, except changed the font size to 10.

Step 17. Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to #8, background to null. Choose your draw tool, freehand line, width 1, line style #1 solid. Draw a small line at the top of your bottle. Lower the opacity of this layer to about 50.

You're done with the color chart so you can delete it now. Hide your background layer and merge visible layers. Turn your background layer back on.


Finishing Up


Step 18. Now all of your pieces are complete, and all that you need to do is put them all together. You should have the following: a bucket (in layers), a champagne bottle, a glass.

Turn all layers off except the bucket layers. Turn off the gold inside layer of the bucket and merge visible layers.

Now turn all your layers on. Place the bottle between the two layers of your bucket. Arrange it as you wish.

Now just arrange the other pieces as you wish. I've added some bubbles to my glasses. To do that, add a new layer. Choose your waterdrops tube, scale 10, and draw some droplets where you want them. Lower the opacity of the layer down to about 30.

I've added confetti and streamers to mine - to do that, add a new layer and place it on top of the background layer. The confetti and streamers are tubes that come with PSP - set the scale to about 20 and add the tubes. Lower the opacity of the layer down to about 30-40 (or as you wish).

And that's it, all done. I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial, and please let me know if you experience any problems. Happy New Year!!!




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This tutorial was created on December 26, 2004.
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