Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Country Farm House Series:
Butter Churn


I decided to make a country farm house and furnish it. Everything you see in the house was created by me.

This tutorial will show you how to make the butter churn (it's right in front of the fireplace).

There are tutorials for all of the furnishings in this home, and you will find them all here.

Because there are so many items needed to furnish the house, I've tried to make the tutorials relatively easy so you'll be able to get through them all.

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).

My seamless fill tiles.

You may download all of my materials here.

Step 1. Open a new image 200 x 450, white background.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location you placed your selection file). Flood fill with the "01 churnfill" tile (scale 70%, angle 0).

Float the selection (go to selections>select all>selections>float; OR, hit "Ctrl+F" on your keyboard).

Set your background color to #7E602E. Apply a cutout (go to effects>3d effects>cutout) using the settings in the screenshot, using color #7E602E as your shadow color. Just right click on the shadow color box and it'll show up in your recent colors list.

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

01churn   02churn

Step 3. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with "02churnfill" (scale 100 angle 90).

Repeat for selection 3.


Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection 4. Flood fill with "02churnfill" (scale 90 angle 90).


Step 5. Add a new layer. Place it on top of the other layers. Load selection 5. Flood fill with "01churnfill" (scale 70 angle 0). Float. Apply cutout, using same settings as before.


Step 6. Choose your eraser tool and erase the bottom bit of the stick, like this:


When you're satisfied with your creation, delete the color chart, hide the background layer and merge visible layers. Save as psp format.

And that's all there is to it! It's ready to add to your farmhouse.

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This tutorial was created on July 7, 2004.
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