Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Dollhouse Series
Kitchen: Assembly


Welcome to my dollhouse series tutorials! This is the kitchen assembly tutorial, where you will put all the kitchen pieces together you have made.

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 and orient yourself to the dollhouse series, and my suggestions for completing the tutorials.

Once you complete the kitchen, 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.

Your completed kitchen interior canvas.

All of the items in the kitchen tutorial series.

Anything else you would like to add to your kitchen.

Step 1. Open up your kitchen canvas. It should be in psp format, with all layers intact. Make a copy of the canvas and close the original (you can use the original in the future if you ever want to change the colors of your room).

If you want to change anything about the interior of your room, now's the time to do that. If you like what you have, turn the "housefront" layer off. Merge visible layers (layers>merge>merge visible). Turn your housefront layer back on.

Step 2. Now you're just going to need to open up the psp files you've made from the kitchen tutorials. Everything you add will go underneath the "housefront" layer. Open up an item and copy it (edit>copy), then close the item. Return to your kitchen interior canvas. Edit>paste as a new layer. Move the item into place where you would like it (resize and sharpen as necessary).

Repeat this process for each of your tutorial items, and for anything else that you would like to add to your kitchen.

Step 3. You'll need to resize items to fit into the room (image>resize).

Step 4. For the curtains, I resized about 55%. Now you could leave them long if you'd like, but I decided to make mine a bit shorter. To do this, just click on your deformation tool and shorten then to whatever you want (you may also want to move the edges in a bit).

Step 5. Calendar. I resized mine by 15%. If you didn't change the colors of your calendar, you can do that now by going to adjust>hue and saturation>hue/saturation/lightness.

The perspective of the calendar needs to be changed so it looks right on the way. To do that, choose your raster deform tool , and your image will look like this.

Hold your Ctrl key down and move your mouse over the red box at the bottom left of the calendar, move upwards just a bit, like this.

Hold the Ctrl key down again, move your mouse over the bottom right node and pull down, to make the side longer. Move the sides/tops in/out as your need to to deform the calendar. When done, you should have something similar to this.

Step 6. Once you have everything in place, save 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 kitchen, delete the housefront and background layers. Merge all layers and save as a PSP file.

When you finish all the rooms and the dollhouse, all you'll need to do is paste this image into the house.

What to do next

Go on to the next room tutorial. Click here to find the tutorials index, and scroll down to the next room in the series.

When you finish all the rooms in the series (there are 6 of them), you will go to the dollhouse tutorial here to put all the rooms together.

I know there are a LOT of tutorials in this series, so have patience, work at your own pace, and have fun while doing so. And if you encounter any problems, please let me know.

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This tutorial was created on April 17, 2005.
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