Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Christmas Spoon

This is a quick and easy tutorial for making a Christmas spoon.   The original of the spoon was on an old Victorian Thanksgiving card. I've adapted it for Christmas instead. There are only a few steps in this tutorial, so most folks should have no problem completing it.

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 may download the latest PSP version demo here.

My spoon selection and some graphics to decorate with. You may download mine here. Place the selection in your PSP selections folder, or in a location of your choice (just remember where you place it).

Super Blade Pro. This is a commercial filter and you may download it here.

My Super Blade Pro spoon preset.  Just place it in your Super Blade Pro presets folder. You may download it here.

Step 1. Open a new image 400 x 300, background color of your choice.

Step 2. Add a new layer.  Load my spoon selection (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location of the selection file).

Step 3. Flood fill with the  a color of your choice.   I used the gold gradient that comes with psp (angle is set at 153)

Step 4. You can leave it this way if you like, but I wanted a more "metallic" look to mine. Apply my spoon metal super blade pro preset.

Step 5. Now you just need to decorate the spoon. You can use the same graphics I used, or add some of your own.  For each item you add, just copy and paste it onto a new layer. That way you can rearrange items as you wish. You can also change the spoon by using different SBP presets. My finished spoon is at the top of the page.

Step 6. When you're satisfied with your creation, save as a master psp file with all layers intact - that way it's easy to change the look of your spoon later.

And that's all there is to it!  Hope you enjoy this tut.  Just let me know if you have any problems!

5/27/04 Note: I have made a country cupboard tutorial, along with items to place on it. This spoon is one of those items.


You'll find it, along with all of the items on the cupboard here.

I made the spoon wooden instead of Christmas. To do that, just open a new image and load the spoon selection. Flood fill it with a wood texture of your choice, or a solid color. Apply an inner bevel as you wish. And that's it!

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This tutorial was posted on December 20, 2003.
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