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 selections. Place these in your PSP selections folder, or another location of your choice. You may download them here.
If you wish to use my gradient, you may also download it here.
Eye Candy 4000.
Step 1. Open a new image 250 x 400, background color of your choice.
Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection "01 bottle" (click selections/load from disk - then navigate to your selections file and find the "01 bottle" selection file).
Step 3. Flood fill with a color, pattern, or gradient of your choice. I've used a gradient for this one (you can use the gradient included in the materials you downloaded above).
Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection "02 bottle" from disk. Flood fill with a solid color (choose a matching color from your graphic). I've used #A0180B.
Step 5. Apply Eye Candy, Glass (bevel profile: button), with the following settings:
Step 6. Add a new layer. Load "03 bottle" selection. Flood fill with the same color/pattern/gradient that you used on the bottle. Apply Eye Candy glass, same settings as before. (If you are using a different gradient or color, you will need to adjust the settings, i.e., change the glass color, lower the opacity, tinting, and shading as necessary). Lower the layer opacity to 30-40% (just slide the lever in your layers palette).
Step 7. Add a new layer. Load "04 bottle" selection. Flood fill with the same red as before. Apply Eye Candy Glass, same settings as before.
Step 8. When it looks the way you want, save as a master .psp file with all layers intact. That way you can easily go back later and change the look of your bottle. Then, hide the background and merge visible layers. Save your finished product as a psp image. That's all there is to it!
Here are a couple of variations I made. It's fun to just experiment with this! I'd love to see your creations too.
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This tutorial was posted on January 8, 2004.
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