Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Dollhouse Series
Bedroom: Wall Hanging


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

This tutorial is for the wall hanging (it's on the wall, over the bed). 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.

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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.

My color chart. Right click on it and save it to your computer.

Step 1. Open up a new image 250 x 250, 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. Turn your grid on (view>grid). You should have your settings like this (to access the settings, go to view>change grid, guide, and snap properties).

Step 3. Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to black, background null. Choose your pen tool>draw lines and polylines, using the settings in the screenshot. [Note: PSP 7 users: choose your line tool>single line].

Draw a grid (mine is 6 x 6 blocks, and each block is two grid lines x 2 grid lines).

Turn your grid off (view>grid).

Step 4. Now all you need to do is fill your blocks with color. You can use my colors, or you can use other colors of your choice.

Choose your magic wand (set tolerance to 100, feather 0, antialias off), and click inside any of the blocks you wish. Expand the selection by 2 (selections>modify>expand) Add a new layer, and move it underneath your grid layer. Flood fill with color. Deselect.

Step 5. Continue until you have all the squares filled. Then add a new layer. Choose your selection tool>circle (antialias checked), and draw a small circle in the center of one of your boxes. Flood fill with color of your choice. Now you can copy this circle>paste as new selection onto the other boxes (or you can do it on separate layers if you wish).

Step 6. When you like your hanging, delete the color chart and background layers. Merge visible layers.

I used the texturizer filter>sandstone, scale 1 on my finished hanging, but if you don't have that filter, you can leave it as is, or try another texture of your choice. If you'd like a sort of needlepoint effect, you might try this one: effects>texture effects>weave, using settings in screenshot. 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!

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This tutorial was created on April 24, 2005.
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