Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Christmas Door

Ah, nothing like a beautifully decorated door to say "Happy Holidays." This door is easy to do, but I assume that you have basic familiarity with PSP.

doorline

For this tutorial, you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro. I used version 7.04 but if you are familiar with PSP, you should be able to convert the tutorial without problems. You can download the latest PSP version demo here.

Flaming Pear Blade Pro (or Super Blade Pro)

A leading preset (place this in your SBP environments and textures folder (or wherever you have your presets).

My selection files.  Put these in your PSP selections folder.

My red and green glass tiles.

Items to decorate the door.  You can download my wreath and doorknob if you wish.

You may download all of my materials here.

doorline

Note: As you add new layers and selections, naming them will help you stay organized and will also help keep your place in the tutorial. You will need to refer back to the numbers later in the tutorial.

Step 1. Open a new image 350 x 450, background color of your choice.

Step 2. Add a new layer (name it "1"). Set your foreground color to #D7D4CB. Load selection 1.  Flood fill with  D7D4CB.

Step 3. Apply an inner bevel, using these settings.

     

Step 4. Add a new layer.  Load selection 2.  Flood fill with same color and apply inner bevel with same settings.

Step 5. Repeat the same steps for selections 3, 4, and 5.

             

Step 6. Repeat steps for selections 6, 7, and 8.

         

Step 7. Add a new layer.  Load selection 9.  Open up the green glass tile you downloaded and flood fill this selection.

Step 8. Add a new layer.  Load selection 10.  Flood fill with #D7D4CB.  Apply inner bevel, same settings as before.

Step 9. Repeat for selections 11, 12, 13, and 14.

 

 

Step 10. Add a new layer.  Move it underneath layer 3.  Load selection 15.  Flood fill with the green glass tile.

Step 11. Add a new layer.  It should be on top of layer 15 (the last one you just did).   Load selection 17.  Flood fill with white.  Apply super blade pro leading preset.  Apply drop shadow  with these settings:  vertical 1, horizontal 1, opacity 100, blur 1, color black

Step 12. Add a new layer.  Move it underneath layer 6.  Load selection 16.  Flood fill with green glass tile.

Step 13. Add a new layer.  Load selection 17.  Flood fill with white.  Apply Blade Pro preset leading.

Step 14. Add a new layer.  Make sure it's under layer 6.  Load selection 18.  Flood fill with the red glass tile (set to 50%)

Step 15. Add a new layer.  Load selection 19.  Flood fill with white and apply Blade Pro leading preset.  Apply drop shadow, same settings as before.

    

Step 16. Add a new layer.  Add a door knob (one is included in the materials I provided for download).  I put mine on the left side, but if you like the right better, just put it there.  I also lightened the color of the knob a bit.

Step 17. Add a new layer.  With your selection tool set on rectangle, draw a small rectangle for the mailslot.  Flood fill with white and apply the Blade Pro leading preset.

Step 18. Add a new layer. Move it underneath layer 2.  Load selection 20.  Flood fill with a red, #D20605.

Step 19. Add a new layer.  This layer should be on top of the last layer you just did.  Load selection 21.  Flood fill with the same red.  Add an inner bevel, same settings as before.

Step 20. A Add a new layer.  Load selection 22.  Flood fill with a darker red, h#9A0404.

Step 21. Add a new layer. Load selection 23.  Flood fill with #D20605 Apply inner bevel, same settings as before.

Step 22. Add a new layer.  Load selection 24.   Flood fill with #9A0404

Step 23. Add a new layer.  Load selection 25.  Flood fill  dark red #D20605.  You're now done with the carpet.  On to the steps!

Step 24. Add a new layer.  Load selection 26.  Move this layer underneath  all of the carpet layers.  Flood fill with #D7D4CB.

Step 25. Add a new layer.  Load selection 27.  Flood fill with same color.  Go to effects/textures/blinds, and apply the blind filter, using these settings.

       

Step 26. Add a new layer.  Load selection 28.  Flood fill with the same gray color.

Step 27. Add a new layer.  Load selection 29.  Flood fill with same color.  Apply blind filter as before.

The door is now done.  You can decorate as you wish.  I just added a wreath, but you could also add garland, lights, etc.

Save a master psp file with all layers intact.  Then you can change the look of the door easily.

Happy Holidays y'all!





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This tutorial was created on November 27, 2003.
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