Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Giftbox (or Lunchbox)

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As I was Christmas shopping, I saw a box similar to this one in a store, all tied up with pretty ribbons and full of soaps and other scents. So of course, I had to make one in PSP. This is a really easy and quick tutorial. You can make it as a giftbox, or it could also be used as a lunchbox, it's flexible!


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.

My selection files. Place these in your PSP selections folder or any location of your choice.

My seamless fill tiles.

You can download all of my materials here.


Step 1. Open a new image 400 x 400, background color of your choice.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 (go to selections>load from disk. Then navigate to the file where you placed the selections and open #1). Flood fill with black.

Step 3. Contract by 2 (go to selections>modify>contract. Type in 2). Open up pattern 1 tile you downloaded and flood fill (set the size to 30 and the angle to 90).

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Step 4. Keep selected. Add a new layer and contract by 15. Flood fill with black. Contract by 2. Flood fill with pattern #2 you downloaded (set the size to 100 and the angle to 0.

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Step 5. Contract by 20. Apply an inner bevel (go to effects>3d effects>inner bevel), using the settings in the following screenshot.

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Step 6. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with black. Contract by 2. Flood fill will pattern 2 (size 30, angle 120).

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Step 7. Add a new layer. Load selection 3. Flood fill with black. Contract by 2. Flood fill with pattern 1 (size 30, angle 90).

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Step 8. Add a new layer. Load selection 4. Flood fill with black. Contract by 2. Floodfill with pattern 1 (size 30, angle 90).

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Step 9. Add a new layer. Load selection 5. Flood fill with black. Contract by 2. Flood fill with pattern 1 (size 30, angle 90).

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Step 10. Add a new layer. Load selection 6. Flood fill with black. Contract by 2. Flood fill with pattern 1 (size 30, angle 120).

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Step 11. Add a new layer. Load selection 7. Flood fill with black. Contract by 2. Flood fill with pattern 1 (size 30, angle 120).

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Step 12. The box is now done, and you can decorate it as you wish. I added some text on the front and a tag on the top.

To do the text, add a new layer. Choose a font you like (and colors), and type your message (font size is about 18).

Step 13. Apply an inner bevel, same settings as before. Apply a drop shadow, using these settings:

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Step 14. To make the tag, add a new layer. Choose your selection tool, rectangle. Draw a rectangle and flood fill with a color of your choice. I used #C79780. Rotate as you wish and place on your box. With your selection tool set to circle, draw a small circle at the top of the tag. Hit the delete key on your computer keyboard.

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Step 15. Add a new layer and add your text. Apply an inner bevel (you'll need to adjust the width and depth settings, depending on your text). If you've rotated your tag, then rotate your text by the same amount. Add a drop shadow, same settings as before.

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Step 16. Add a new layer. Choose your rope tube in PSP. Set the size to 10, step 1. Draw a small oval shape on top of your tag layer. Copy this and paste it as a new layer. Place this layer underneath the tag layer. Erase the overlapping bits on both layers.

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And that's it! Save as a master .psp file with all layers intact. That way you can go back later and make different types of boxes. This one is for holidays, but you can use this tutorial to make tons of different types of boxes. Have fun creating, and your comments and feedback are always welcome!





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This tutorial was created on December 20, 2003.
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