Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Sparkly Christmas Ornament

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This is a very quick and easy way to make sparkly Christmas ornaments. You can either draw your own from scratch, use my selection file, or you can use oranment dings to make this. It's an easy tutorial, so most folks should be able to do it without problem.

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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.

Super Blade Pro.

My selection files. Place these in your PSP selections folder or any location of your choice.

My Silver Sparkle preset for Super Blade Pro.  Place this in your SBP presets file.

You may download all of my materials here.

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Step 1. Open a new image 200 x 300, background color of your choice.

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).  Flood fill with a color of your choice.  I've used  red #FF0000.

Step 3. Open Super Blade Pro and apply my silversparkle preset.

Step 4. Add a new layer.  Load selection 2.  Repeat as in step 1.

Step 5. Add a new layer.  Load selection 3.  Repeat as in step 1.

Step 6. Load selection 4.  Flood fill with green  #00800. Apply  silver sparkle preset.

Step 7. Load selection 5.  Repeat step 6.

Step 8. Load selection 6.  Repeat step 6..

Step 9. Load selection 7.  Flood fill with red #FF0000.  Apply silversparkle preset.

Your ornament is now complete, all done!  Save your file as a master psp file, with all layers intact.  That way you can go back and change colors, add effects, etc.

I've made some variations of the ornament.  The first one is just using different colors and applying the silversparkle preset.

The other two were made with using gradients for the flood fill, and then applying Eye Candy glass.  Ok, so they're not sparkly any longer, but I liked the effect anyway!

    

I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments.


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