Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Country Farm House Series:
Wash Tub


I decided to make a country farm house and furnish it. Everything you see in the house was created by me.

This tutorial will show you how to make the washtub (it's hanging on the wall to the left of the fireplace).

There are tutorials for all of the furnishings in this home, and you will find them all here.

Because there are so many items needed to furnish the house, I've tried to make the tutorials relatively easy so you'll be able to get through them all.

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 selection file. Place this in your PSP selections folder (or any location of your choice).

Eye Candy 4000 and my Bevel Boss preset. Place this in your Eye Candy Bevel Boss folder.

You may download all of my materials here.

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

Step 1. Open a new image 300 x 300, white background.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location you placed your selection files).

Set your foreground color to #1 and your background color to #2. Set your fill style to gradient. Navigate to the "#1 Foreground-Background" gradient, sunburst style.Use the settings in the screenshot and flood fill your selection.


Step 2. Open up Eye Candy>Bevel Boss. Under the settings tab, navigate to the preset you downloaded - you should see it in the list "(pracken_washtub").


Step 3. Add a new layer and place it underneath your tub. Set your foreground color to color #3 and your background color to null. Choose your preset shapes tool, ellipse, size 6, antialias checked.

Draw a circular shape for the handle. If it's too large, just move it down underneath your tub until it looks the way you want it.

Apply Eye Candy Bevel Boss, same settings as before.


Step 4. Duplicate this layer and place it underneath your tub, at the bottom.

And that's it. When you're satisfied with your creation, delete the color chart, hide the background layer and then merge visible layers. Save as a transparent psp file. It's ready to add to your farmhouse.


Please let me know if you experience any problems with this tutorial.

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This tutorial was created on July 7, 2004.
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