tutorial was inspired by those old satin rose appliques I used to see as a
child. The tutorial isn't hard to do, but drawing the rose takes a bit of
practice. I provide screenshots to guide you along the way though.
Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials
Satin Rose Bow
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 selections files. Place these in your PSP selections folder or a location of your choice.
lacey fill tile for the bow.
My ring of pearls.
All of my
materials are zipped together and you can download them here.
Just a couple of notes. I use a lot of layers in
my tutorials. I also always save a master PSP file of all layers
intact. Both of these actions will allow you to go back and change things
later if you wish. And, it goes without saying that saving often will save
you loads of headaches.
All of the selections you will load in this
tutorial are in order, i.e., you load them in the order I've numbered
them. Also, to load a selection, simply go to Selections>Load from
disk> and then navigate to where the selections are. Choose the number
you want to load.
Step 1. Open up a new image 350 x 250, background color
of your choice. For the tutorial, I've used
Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1.
Flood fill with a color, gradient, or texture. If you want to use the same
texture I did, set your styles to texture and open up the "satinrosetile" you
downloaded with my materials. Set the size to 45 and the angle to 31 Flood
Step 3. Add a new
layer. Load selection 2. Repeat Step 2 above, except change the angle
Step 4. Add a new layer. Load selection 3.
Repeat Step 2 above, except change the angle to
Step 5. Add a new
layer. Load selection 4. Repeat Step 4 above.
Step 6. Add a new layer. Load selection 5.
Flood fill with
Step 7. Add a new
layer. Load selection 6. Flood fill with same
Step 8. Make layer 5 active. With your selection tool (any shape), draw all around the shape and then click inside on it to select (you'll see the marching ants). Apply a cutout (go to effect>3d>cutout) and use the settings in the screenshot. Repeat to layer 6.
Step 9. I lowered the
opacity of layer 5 and 6 to about 50%, but that's a personal choice - I just
liked it a bit softer.
Step 10. Add a new layer. You'll need to draw a
small circle about 77 x 74. To do this, you can use either your selection
tool set to cirlce, or you can use your preset shape tools set to ellipse.
The fill color is #979DB9.
Step 11. Keep the circle
selected. Add a new layer, and this is where you'll do your
shading. You'll use the airbrush to spray on color and the retouch/smudge
brush to smudge and soften it around. Go ahead and set your settings for
these two tools, as I've done in the screenshots.
Step 12. Set your foreground color to a darker
color. I've used #263060. Set your background color to a lighter
color. I've used #E2E4EF. As you're spraying, you can just
switch back and forth between these two (or switch the background to the
foreground when you need that color).
It's difficult to show how I did
this exactly, as a lot of it is just individual technique. Each time I do
this, my result is a bit different. Yours will most likely not look like
mine, but as long as you get something similar, you're doing great!
don't be afraid to change the size of the brushes as that'll give you different
effects - feel free to experiment and find your own style with
Step 13. First, spray the
darker color in a sort of spiral shape. Then spray the
lighter color inside it, similar to what I've done
Step 14. Next, use your smudge brush and smudge the
darker color. I started at the bottom and worked all the way around, to
the center. Do the same thing with the lighter color.
Step 15. Then go back and
gently smooth it out. You can pull a bit of the color from either the dark
or the light onto any area by just pulling with your brush. Generally, I
pulled all the colors inward and then softened them outward again.
Experiment until you get the hang of this. When done, your rose should
look something similar to this.
Step 16. Whew! Hope you survived that step?
If so, you're almost done. Add a new layer and open up the
transparent pearl ring you downloaded. Copy and paste it onto your
And that's all there is to
it. Done! I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any
problems, just let me know!