Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Dollhouse Series
Bedroom: Wicker Chair


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

This tutorial is for the chair. All of the other items in the bedroom 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 bedroom, and all the other rooms, you'll assemble them all into the completed dollhouse.

Please read my Terms of Use before completing these tutorials.

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.

My selections. These are in PSP 7 format, so they should work for both PSP7 and PSP9 users. Place these in your PSP selections folder.

My seamless texture fills.

You may download all of my materials here.

My color chart. Copy this and save to your computer.

Step 1. Open a new image 300 x 300, white background. Paste your color chart as a new layer and move to the top out of your way. When you need a color, just click on it with your dropper tool.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 (selections>load/save selection>load selection from disk). [PSP7 users: selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location where you placed the selection files).

Flood fill with color #1. Contract by 1 (selections>contract). Flood fill with the chairfill1" pattern you downloaded. Set the angle to 21, scale 10. .

Select and float the selection (Ctrl+F). Apply a cutout (effects>3d effects>cutout), using the settings in the screenshot.


Step 3. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with color #1. Contract by 1. Open up the "chairfill2" you downloaded. Set angle to 335 and scale to 40. Flood fill the selection.

Float (Ctrl+F on your keyboard). Apply a cutout, but change the settings to this: vertical 1, horizontal 1, opacity 33, blur 10, color is #3 on your color chart.

Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection 3. Flood fill with color 1. Contract by 1. Flood fill with "dhchairfill1" (scale 10, angle 350). Float. Apply cutout, same settings as in Step 3, except change the shadow color to color #2.

Step 5. Repeat Step 4 for selection 4, except change the fill angle to 340, and do a second cutout, changing horizontal and vertical to -2.

Step 6. Repeat Step 3 for selection 5.

Step 7. Repeat Step 4 for selection 6, except change the angle of the fill to 21.

Step 8. Repeat Step 4 for selection 7.

Step 9. Turn your color chart and background layers off for the moment. Merge visible layers (layers>merge>merge visible). Turn your other layers back on.

Step 10. I've added pillows to my chair. If you have been doing these tutorials in order, you've already made pillows. If you haven't, then go here to find information about doing the pillows (scroll down to Step 11).

For one of my pillows I'm using "chairfill3", scale 10. For the other, I'm using color #4.

Once you have pillows, just arrange them in your chair as you wish. You may need to resize and/or rotate (use your deformation tool).

Step 11. I've also added an afghan to my chair. Add a new layer. Place it underneath your chair. Load selection 8. Flood fill with the "chairfill3" texture, scale 10.

Now make it a wee bit darker. Go to Adjust>hue and saturation>hue/saturation/lightness, and use the settings in the screenshot.


Step 12. Add a new layer. Place this layer on top of your chair (underneath your pillows though). Load selection 9. Flood fill with the same texture.

Step 13. When you're satisfied with your chair, delete the color chart and background layers. Merge visible layers. Save as a psp file.

What to do next

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

Have fun!

:Dollhouse Tutorials Main Page:

:Terms Of Use:    :Tutorials Main Page:    :Homepage:     :Email Me:

Screenshots of programs used in this tutorial are copyrighted to their respective authors.
This tutorial was created on April 24, 2005.
All content, graphics, and tutorials on this site are
ŠPracken 2003-2012