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Dollhouse Series
Bathroom:Towel Bar


Welcome to my dollhouse series tutorials! This is the bathroom section of tutorials.

This tutorial will show you how to make the towel bar (undeneath the window). This one's really quick and easy. All of the other items in the bathroom can be found on the main dollhouse tutorial page, which you will find here. If you haven't already done so, please go there and orient yourself to the dollhouse tutorials, and for important information you'll need to complete the series.

Once you complete the bathroom, and all the other rooms, you'll assemble them all into the completed dollhouse.

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This tutorial was written for Paint Shop Pro versions 9 and 7.04

For this tutorial, you will need the following:

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.

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

Step 2. Set your foreground and background to a gold gradient of your choice (one comes with PSP) - style linear, angle 90, repeats 0).

Choose your preset shapes tool>circle, using settings in the screenshot. Draw two small circles on your canvas.


Step 3. Add a new layer. Choose your pen tool>draw lines and polylines (size 3) and draw a horizontal line for your bar, connecting to the two circles.

Step 4. Add a new layer. Set foreground and background colors to #c08a8a. Choose your preset shapes tool>rectangle, using settings in the screenshot).

Draw a rectangle for your towel. Change your foreground and background colors to #e2c4c4. Draw another small rectangle at the bottom of your towel.

Duplicate and move to the other side.

Step 5. All done. Delete the background layer. Merge visible layers. Save as a PSP file.

What to do next

Now continue on through the bathroom tutorials, in order (go here to find the tutorials index, and scroll down to the bathroom section to find the others). Once you have all of the items in the bathroom section complete, then go here to assemble it.

Have fun!

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This tutorial was created on May 7, 2005.
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