Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Dollhouse Series
Kitchen: Appliances

kitchen

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

This tutorial is for the appliances. All of the other items in the kitchen can be found on the main dollhouse tutorial page, which you will find here. If you haven't already done so, please go there to 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 selection files. Place these in your PSP selections folder. These are in PSP7 format, so you should be able to use them in both PSP7 and PSP9. You may download them here.

You'll also need my color chart. Right click on it and save it to your computer (or alternatively, click on it and drag it onto your PSP canvas).


Refrigerator

Step 1. Open a new image 400 x 250, white background.

Open up the color chart your downloaded. Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas, 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 from disk - then navigate to the location where you placed the selection files). Flood fill with color #1.

Contract the selection by 1 (selections>modify>contract). Flood fill with white.

Float the selection (selections>float; or hit "Ctrl+F" on your keyboard).

Set your foreground color to #1 (note: you're doing this so it'll show up in your list of recent colors when you apply a cutout). Apply a cutout, using the settings in the screenshot (right click on the shadow color box and you'll see color #1 there in the list of recent colors - just click on it).

Repeat the cutout but change the horizontal and vertical to -1. [Note: Each time you apply a cutout, you'll apply it this way, i.e, with the positive and negative settings for horizontal and vertical. Also, it doesn't matter which you apply first]. This is what you should have:

Step 3. Repeat Step 2 for selections 2, 3, and 4, and 5.

Step 4. Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to #2, background null. Choose your pen tool>draw lines and polylines, using settings in the screenshot. [PSP7 users: draw tool>single line].


Apply an inner bevel (effects>3d effects>inner bevel) using settings in the screenshot.

 


Cabinet

Step 5. Repeat Step 2 for selections 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Step 6. Set your foreground color to #2, background null. Choose your pen tool, same settings as in Step 4 above, except change width to 3. Draw some handles for your doors and drawer.

Apply an inner bevel using same settings as in Step 4 above except change the width to 2 and depth to 1.

Step 7. Draw some hinges on the doors. Apply an inner bevel, same settings as Step 6.


Sink

Step 8. Repeat Step 2 for selections 10, 11, and 12.

Step 9. Make the layer with selection 11 on it active (the top of the sink). Choose your magic wand (tolerance 1, feather 0) and click inside the opening to select it. Expand the selection by 2 (selections>modify>expand).

Add a new layer and place it underneath the sink top layer (selection 11). Flood fill with color #1.

Step 10. Add a new layer. Set foreground color to #2, background null. Choose your pen tool>draw lines, using same settings as before. Draw some handles and hinges for your doors. Apply inner bevel using same settings as in Step 6 above.

Step 11. Add a new layer. Load selection 13. Flood fill with color #1. Apply an inner bevel, using the settings in the screenshot.

 


Stove

Step 12. Repeat Step 2 for selections 14, 15, 16, 17, 19.

Step 13. Add a new layer. Load selection 18. Flood fill with black.

Step 14. Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to #3, background null. Choose your pen tool>draw lines, using same settings as before. Draw some handles on the stove doors.

Add a new layer. Set foreground and background colors to #3. Choose your preset shapes tool, circle, and draw some knobs on your stove. Apply an inner bevel to the handles - I didn't do one on the knobs, but you could if you'd like.

Add a new layer.Set your foreground and background colors to #3. Choose your preset shapes rectangle tool and draw a small shape on the stove for a towel. Set your foreground color to white, background null. With your pen tool>draw lines (size 1), draw some vertical stripes on your towel.

Step 15. Add a new layer. Load selection 20. Flood fill with color #3.

Step 16. You're done with the color chart, so you can delete that layer if you wish. Delete the background layer and merge layers visible layers (layers>merge>merge visible). Save as psp format. Your appliances are now ready to move into the kitchen.

appliances

What to do next

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

Have fun!




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