My selection. Place it in your PSP selections folder or any location of your choice. You may download my selection here.
Patterns to use for your fill. IF you wish to use mine, you may download them here.
A hat. You may download my psp file here.
Step 1. Open a new image 500 x 500, background color of your choice.
Step 2. Add a new layer (name it "outline"). Load the hatbox selection (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location where you placed the selection file.
Step 4. Now to apply the fabric to the box. You can choose whatever fabric you wish, but you probably don't want it too complicated; otherwise, you'll end up doing a lot of shaping to make things fit and look in perspective.
Step 5. With the magic wand, select the front panel of the box. You'll see marching ants. Expand this selection by 2 (go to selections>expand). Add a new layer (name it "front1"). Move this layer underneath the outline layer. Open up the frontfill fabric, and flood fill the front of the box.
Step 6. Make your outline layer active. With your magic wand, select side panel. Expand by 2 and add a new layer (name it "side2"). Flood fill with your fabric.
I decided to elongate the fabric a bit, to give it perspective. Just click on the deformation tool and hold down the shift key while pulling the outside edge up to get some perspective. You'll notice that it goes outside the lines of your graphic.
Step 8. Make the outline layer active. With your magic wand, select the other side panel. Repeat steps 5 and 6 above (name the layer you add "side2").
Step 9. Make the outline layer active. Click on the top of the box with your magic wand. Expand this selection by 2. Add a new layer. Floodfill with the "topfabric" material you downloaded.
Repeat this step for the other pieces of the top of the box. You don't need to do deformation on the top parts since the fabric is a more solid color.
Step 10. Add a new layer (name it string). Set your foreground color to #323955 and your background color to null. Choose your draw tool, freehand line (size 2-3), draw a string from one side of the box to the other.
Step 11. Add a new layer and draw the bows on each side of the string.
Step 12. This step
is optional. I added a design on top of the box. You can use a preset shape or a font, or any other design of your
choice. Just add a new layer. Set your foreground color to white and
your background color to null. Add the shape.
Step 14. Add a new layer. Open up the hat psp file you downloaded (or choose another one if you wish), and copy it. Paste it as a new layer onto your graphic, and arrange as it pleases you.
And that's it, all done! Hope you enjoyed the tut!
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This tutorial was posted on November 18, 2003.
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