My bow selection. Place it in your PSP selections folder (or a location of your choice).
Flaming Pear's Super Blade Pro.
My Super Blade Pro preset. Place it in your SBP presets folder.
A diamond. You can use the one I'm providing or you can use one of your own. The diamond is in .psp format.
My diamond background fill.
You can download all my materials here.
Step 1. Open a new image 350 x 350, background color of your choice.
Step 2. Add a new layer. Load my "bow" selection (go to selections>load from disk, and then navigate to the bow selection).
Step 6. Make the bow layer active. With your magic wand, (my tolerance was set at 80), and while holding down the shift key, select the inside areas of the bow as I have done. Expand this selection by 2 (go to selections>expand).
You can see where I added diamonds in the first screenshot below (I hid the fill layer so you could see them better). The second screenshot below is how it looks when done.
Step 9. Once you're satisfied with your creation, save a master PSP file with all layers intact. That way, if I want to change something later, you can easily go back and do so.
I've created some variations of this bow, just by adjusting the color of the bow and ball levels. I did this with the variations filter, but you can also do it with the colorize function in PSP.
I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. As always, be sure to let me know if you have any problems!
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This tutorial was posted on November 10, 2003.
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