Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Dollhouse Series
Living Room: Chair


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

This tutorial is for the chairs, and is really quick and easy. All of the other items in the living room 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 living room, 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 You may download it here.

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

Step 1. Open up the "dhlivingchaircanvas" file you downloaded. [PSP7 users - this should work fine for you too]. This canvas includes a background layer and alpha channels.

Step 2. The procedure for each selection will be the same. Here's what you'll do for each:

  • Add a new layer.
  • Load the selection from alpha channel (selections>load/save selections/load selection from alpha channel - then click on the box and navigate to the selection). [PSP 7 users: selections>load from alpha channel]. [Note: as you're navigating, the selections will be in the order that you need to load them].
  • Flood fill with #d7afba.
  • Float the selection (Ctrl+F on your keyboard).
  • Apply a cutout (effects>3d effects>cutout), using these settings:
  • Repeat the cutout, but change the horizontal and vertical to -3. (Note: you won't need to do this on selection 4.
Step 3. Delete the background layer and merge visible layers (layers>merge visible). Save as a PSP file.

What to do next

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

Have fun!

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