Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Baby Stuff: Pixel Carriage


This is an easy pixel tutorial, and to do it, I assume that you have a basic working knowledge of PSP and its tools

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 pixel outline. Open this up and use it as a template. My seamless tiles. You may download all of my materials here.

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


Step 1. Open up the outline you downloaded.


Magnify the image as many times as you need to - I've magnified it x4.


Step 2. Open up the color chart you saved. To make it easier to use, you can paste it as a new layer onto your graphic and move it to the very top. That way, it's easy to refer back to, and when you're done with the tutorial, you can delete that layer.

Step 3. Set your foreground color to #1. Choose your paintbrush and set the size to 1. Paint in the areas as I've done.


Choose your magic wand with tolerance set to 10. Select the areas you just painted. You can either hold down the shift key while selecting them all. Apply an inner bevel using the pillow preset.

Step 4. Set your foreground color to #2. Paint the areas as in the screenshot.


Step 5. With your magic wand, choose the bottom area of the carriage and flood fill with 01pbcarriagefill (set scale to 20, angle to 0).


Step 5. Float the selection (go to selections>float, or click "ctrl+f" on your keyboard. Apply a cutout with the settings in the screenshot (the shadow color is #3 on your color chart).

06pbcarriage   07pbcarriage

Step 6. Choose your magic wand again, and click on the remaining areas. Flood fill with 02pbcarriagefill (set scale to 10). Apply cutout, same as above.


Hide your background layer and merge visible layers. And that's it, all done.


I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, and please let me know if you have any feedback, questions, or comments.

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This tutorial was created on May 6, 2004.
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