Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Little Chest Series:


This egg is one of several items I made to go with a little chest I made. If you would like to make the chest and the other items, you may find them all on page 6 of my tutorials. Just click here.

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.

Eye Candy 4000. My Eye Candy marble preset and my Eye Candy cutout preset. Place the marble preset in your EC marble folder and the cutout preset in your EC cutout folder.

Super Blade Pro. My silver preset. Place this in your Super Blade Pro presets folder.

My selections. Place these in a folder of your choice (I always place mine outside of PSP).

You may download all of my materials here.

Step 1. Open a new image 350 x 450, white background.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location where you placed the selections you downloaded). Flood fill with white. Apply Eye Candy Marble (click the "green marble" preset under the Settings tab).


Step 3. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with white. Apply Eye Candy Marble. Under "settings" click on the "pracken_egg" preset. Keep selected.


Step 4. Apply Eye Candy Cutout - Under settings click on the "pracken_egg" preset.


Step 5. Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to white and your background color to null. Choose your draw tool, freehand line, width 7, antialias checked. Draw some lines on your stand, similar to mine. Select them (go to selections>select all>selections>float. Apply Super Blade Pro - my "pracken_heartsilver" preset.


Step 6. Add a new layer. With your draw tool, freehand line (same settings as before) draw a bow down from the top similar to mine. Select and float it (go to selections>select all>float. Apply SBP heartsilver preset as before.


Step 7. Add a new layer. Set your foreground and background colors to white. Choose your preset shapes tool, ellipse. Draw a small circle on top of your egg. Select it (selections>select all>float). Contract the selection by 5 (go to selections>modify>contract). Hit the delete key on your keyboard. Apply Eye Candy heartsilver preset.


Step 8. Choose your magic wand (tolerance at 100). Click inside the circle you just drew. Expand the selection by 1. Add a new layer and place it underneath the circle. Flood fill with #800000. Apply Eye Candy glass. Use the "glass tubing preset" as is, but change the glass color to #800000.


Step 10. And that's it, done! Save as a master psp file with all layers intact - it makes it easier to change things later.

Once you're satisfied with your creation, turn off the background layer and merge visible layers. Save in psp format.


I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial, and please let me hear from you!

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This tutorial was created on June 26, 2004.
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