Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Western Town Series: Livery Stable


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This is my old western town series. This tutorial will show you how to make the livery stable (it's there in the center). You'll find the tutorials for all the other items in this series 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.

My selection files. Place these in a folder of your choice (I usually place mine outside of PSP).

You may download all of my materials here.

My color chart. Right click on this and save it to your computer.


Step 1. Open a new image 350 x 350, white background. Open up your color chart and paste it as a new layer. Move it to the top of your canvas out of the way. When you need a color, just click on it with the eye dropper tool.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location where you placed the selection files).

Open up the "liveryfill" you downloaded. Set your styles palette to pattern, and flood fill the selection (set the scale to 60% and angle to 0).

Step 3. Add a new layer. Load selection 2. Flood fill with color #3.

Apply an inner bevel (go to effects>3d effects>inner bevel), and use the settings in the screenshot. (Note: Use these same settings each time I tell you to apply an inner bevel).

 

Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection 3. Flood fill with color #2. Apply an inner bevel.

Step 5. Add a new layer. Load selection 4. Flood fill with color #3. Apply inner bevel.

Step 6. Add a new layer. Set your foreground and background colors to color # 3. Choose your preset shapes tool, rectangle (antialias checked, create as vector unchecked). Draw a rectangular shape approximately 35 x 60 (watch the numbers in the lower left of your screen) in the bottom right of your stable.

 

Step 7. Select the door you just drew (go to selections>select all>selections>float. Then contract the selection by 5 (go to selections>modify>contract). Hit the delete key on your keyboard.

Invert the selection (go to selections>invert). Apply an inner bevel.

Choose your magic wand and click inside the door you just drew. Expand the selection by 3 (go to selections>modify>expand). Add a new layer and place it underneath the door layer. Flood fill with color #2.

Set your foreground and background colors to color #4. Choose your preset shapes tool, rectangle, and draw a small rectangular shape at the top of the door.

Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to color #3 and your background to null. Choose your draw tool, freehand line (size 1, antialias checked, create as vector unchecked, close path unchecked). Draw some lines for your window panes. Apply an inner bevel.

Step 8. Add a new layer. Load selection 5 from disk. Flood fill with color #1.

Add a new layer. Load selection 6. Flood fill with color #3. Apply an inner bevel.

Add a new layer. Load selection 7. Flood fill with color #3.

Set your foreground color to #3. Choose your draw tool, single line, size 3. Draw two horizontal lines in the middle of your door, similar to mine. Apply an inner bevel.

Add a new layer. Load selection 8. Flood fill with color #3. Apply an inner bevel.

           

Step 9. Add a new layer. Load selection 9. Flood fill with color #1. Apply an inner bevel.

Add a new layer. Load selection 10. Flood fill with color #1. Apply an inner bevel.

Add a new layer. Load selection 11. Flood fill with color #3. Apply an inner bevel.

   

Step 10. Add a new layer. Load selection 12. Flood fill with color #3. Keep selected.

Contract by 5 (go to selections>modify>contract). Hit the delete key on your keyboard. Invert the selection (selections>invert). Apply an inner bevel.

Choose your magic wand and click inside the windows you just drew. Expand by 3 (selections>modify>expand). Add a new layer and place it underneath the windows. Flood fill with color #4.

Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to color #3 and your background to null. Choose you draw tool, single line, size 2. Draw some panes for your windows. Apply an inner bevel.

   

Step 11. Add a new layer. Load selection 13. Flood fill with color #3. Contract by 5 (selections>modify>contract). Hit the delete key on your keyboard. Invert the selection (selections>invert). Apply an inner bevel.

Choose your magic wand and click inside the window you just did. Expand by 3 (selections>expand). Add a new layer. Flood fill with color #4.

Add a new layer. Set your foreground color to color #3 and your background to null. Choose your draw tool, single line, size 2. Draw some panes for your window.

     

Step 12. Add a new layer. Load selection 14. Flood fill with color #3. Apply an inner bevel.

Step 13. Now to add your text. Choose your preset shapes tool with the settings in the screenshot. You're going to do just a tad of vectors, but not much. Don't panic!

Set your foreground color to black (really, you can use any color because we're going to delete this later), and your background color to null. Draw a circular shape in the center of your building, approximately 70 x 65 (watch the numbers in the lower left of your screen).

Choose your object selector tool and click "node edit." Your circle will now look like this.

You'll note that there are 4 little boxes (nodes). Click on the bottom one then right click and choose Edit>Delete. Now you'll have 3 nodes left.

    

Choose your text tool and place it on the circle. When you see an "A" with a semi-circle appear, cllick. Use the settings in the screenshot for your text. Of course, you can use any font, color, and text that you choose.

   

Add a new layer and place it underneath the text selection (it'll be called "Floating Selection" in your layers palette). Then deselect. Now you can delete the circle you drew. Move your text into place. You should now have something similar to this.

If you want to add more text, just add another layer and do so.

Step 14. When you're satisfied with your creation, delete the color chart, hide the background layer, and merge visible layers. Save as a psp file.

And that's it, all done!

I hope you enjoyed the tut, and please let me know if you experience any problems.





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This tutorial was created on August 27, 2004.
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