To complete this tutorial, you will need to have completed all the tutorials in the series. You'll find them all here.
Paint Shop Pro. I used version 9, and have made comments as appropriate for PSP 7 users. I didn't test it in PSP8, but you shoud be able to complete the tutorial in that version as well. You may download the latest PSP version demo here.
All of the completed room interiors and all of the room items in the dollhouse series. You should have 6 rooms: kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, den/office, and attic.
Step 1. Open up your canvas. This is a large image, 1000 x 1000 pixels, and contains the alpha channel for the dollhouse.
Add a new layer. Load the "housefront" selection from alpha channel (load/save selections>load selection from alpha channel. Flood fill with color #846f5c (or color of your choice).
Apply an inner bevel, using the settings in the screenshot.
Step 2. You should have each of your rooms saved in psp format, ready to add to your house. Just open each one up, copy it, and paste as a new layer onto your canvas (put each layer underneath the housefront layer).
Line each room up, making sure that the baseboards, stairs, ladder pieces match up. Also, make sure no bits come out from underneath your housefront layer.
Step 3. Once you have everything in place, save a copy of this as a master psp file, with all layers intact. That way, you will be able to change things around later if you need to do so.
When you are satisfied with your house, hide the background layer. Merge all layers.
Step 4. If you'd like to have something outside your windows, go ahead and add it now. I've just made mine blue (but you could add scenery, etc if you wish).
To do that, add a new layer and place it underneath your house. Choose your preset shapes tool>rectangle and draw a shape large enough to cover all the windows. Flood fill with color of your choice (I've used #d9eef3).
Step 5. Turn off your background layer and merge visible layers. Now save in whatever format you wish.
WHEW! If you've done all the tutorials in this series, you deserve a medal! lol....Congratulations on getting them all done! I hope you've enjoyed this series and I would absolutely love to see your completed house. Just drop me an email and show me what you've done.
As I find time in the future, I'll be adding some "extras" to this series, so be sure to check back from time to time.
Thanks for trying out all the tuts! ;o)
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This tutorial was created on May 7, 2005.
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