Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Country Farm House Series:
Spinning Wheel


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 spinning wheel (it's right about the middle of the house).

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 files. Place these in your PSP selections folder (or any location of your choice).

My seamless fill tile.

You may download all of my materials here.

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

Step 2. Add a new layer (Name it "1"). Load selection 1 (go to selections>load from disk - then navigate to the location you placed your selection files). Flood fill with the "01 wheelfill" tile (scale 70%, angle 90).

Apply an inner bevel (go to effects>3d effects>inner bevel) using the settings in the screenshot.

01wheel   02wheel

Step 3. You will repeat the above step for each of the remaining selections. You'll change the angle on some of the fills - I'm listing that below for you. Load the selections in order, and place each one on a new layer.

Note: As you add each layer, if you'll name it the same number as the selection, it'll make it easier to follow the instructions. For example, selection 2 would be on layer 2, selection 3 on layer 3, etc.

  • Selection 2 - angle 60
  • Selection 3 - angle 350. Note: Instead of an inner bevel, I applied a cutout to this selection. Flood fill and then float the selection (hit "Ctrl+F" on your keyboard). Apply a cutout (go to effects>3d effects>cutout) and use the settings in the screenshot. The shadow color is black.

  • Selection 4 - angle 350. Apply an inner bevel instead of a cutout.

  • Selection 5 - angle 0
  • Selection 6 - angle 290
  • Selection 7 - angle 60
  • Selection 8 - angle 80

It should look like this when done:


Step 4. Zoom in on your image. Make the layer sith selection 8 on it active. Choose your eraser tool (size about 2) and erase some bits from the front. You want the brace to look as though it's going through the wood.

Make the layer with selection 9 on it active and do the same thing. I've circled the two spots in the screenshot below.


Step 5. Make the layer with selection 6 on it active. Add a new layer (name it 9) and place it underneath layer 6. Set your foreground color to the "01wheelfill" tile, scale 70%, angle 30. Choose your draw tool, single line, size about 4-6 and draw a small shape similar to mine.


Step 6. Now to draw some thread. Add a new layer and place in underneath layer 6 but on top of layer 9. Set your foreground color to #CBBCBC (or a color of your choice), and your background color to null. Choose your draw tool, single line, and draw the thread similar to mine.


And that's it. When you're satisfied with your creation, hide the background layer and 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 January 7, 2004.
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