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Dollhouse Series
Kitchen: Room Interior


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

This tutorial is for the kitchen interior. You'll make the floor, walls, baseboards, and window. Once you've completed the interior, it'll be ready to add all the other items you see in the screenshot (or items of your own choosing).

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.

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.

My canvas. Unzip it and open it up in PSP. The canvas includes layers, alpha selections, and the color chart you'll need for the tutorial.

My seamless fills.

You may download all of my materials here.

Step 1. Open up the "dhkitchencanvas" file you downloaded [Note: PSP7 users - this should work for you too].

This canvas includes layers (background, housefront, color chart), and alpha selections. The "housefront" layer is on top and you will always put everything underneath this layer. It's there just as a guide, so you can see how things will look in the dollhouse (later, when you've completed the kitchen series, you'll delete this layer).

All of the selections are in the order that you'll load them. To load a selection from alpha channel go to selections>load/save selections>load selection from alpha channel. [Note: PSP 7 users: selections>load from alpha channel]. Then navigate to the selection).

My image is just a guide. If you'd like to use different colors/textures, etc. in your interior, feel free to do so.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1. Open up the "dhkitchen1" seamless tile that you downloaded. Set your fill style to pattern and navigate to the tile - set angle 0, scale 100. Flood fill the wall.

Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with the same fill. Apply a cutout (effects>3d effects>cutout), using the settings in the screenshot.


Step 3. Add a new layer. Load selection 3. Open up the "dhkitchen2" tile. Flood fill (angle 0, scale 40).


Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection 4. Flood fill with color #1. Apply an inner bevel (effects>3d effects>inner bevel), using the settings in the screenshot.

Repeat for selection 5.


Step 5. Add a new layer. Load selection 6. Flood fill with color #2. Apply an inner bevel, same settings as above.

Add a new layer. Load selection 7. Flood fill with color #1. Apply inner bevel.

Add a new layer and place it underneath both the window layers. Set your foreground color to #1, background null. Choose your pen tool>draw lines and polylines, using the settings in the screenshot. [Note: PSP 7 users, choose your draw tool>single line].

Draw some lines for your window panes. Apply inner bevel.


Step 6. Turn all layers off except your window pieces. Merge visible layers. Turn all layers back on.

Choose your magic wand, hold down the shift key, and click inside each of the window panes. Click on your wall layer and hit the delete key on your keyboard.


Step 7. Delete the color chart. Turn your "housefront" layer off. Merge visible layers (layers>merge>merge visible). Save your file as a psp file, with all layers intact and close the image for now. When you complete all the items for your kitchen, you will open this psp file back up and paste everything in.

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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This tutorial was created on April 17, 2005.
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