Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Santa's Workshop Series: Paintbrushes

This tutorial is part of my Santa's Workshop series. You'll find all of the tutorials in this series here.

You'll complete all of the items that go into the workshop and then will put all the items together.

This tutorial is for the paintbrushes and container. It's a really quick selection tutorial.

For this tutorial, you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro.This tutorial was written in version X, but if you're using earlier versions of PSP, you should still be able to complete the tut without problems. You may download the latest PSP version demo here.

My canvas with alpha selections. You may download it here.

Step 1. Open up the canvas with the alpha selection you downloaded.

Step 2. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 from alpha channel (go to Selections>Load/Save Selection>Load Selection from Alpha Channel).

Flood fill with color #e9dfa5.

Float the selection (hit "Ctrl+F" on your keyboard.

Apply a cutout (effects>3d effects>cutout), using settings in the screenshot.


Step 3. Add a new layer. Choose your pen tool>draw lines and polylines, using settings in the screenshot.

Set foreground to color #9c2c2f. Draw some lines on your container, similar to mine.

Step 4. Now you need to make the brushes. I used the same brush as I made in my paint palette sigtag tut. Just go here and go down to Steps 13-17 and make a brush. Once you merge the layers, save the brush as a PSP file (that way you can reuse it later).

Step 5. Now copy your brush and paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Move the layer underneath your container and resize as necessary.

Copy and paste as many brushes as you want. To rotate them, choose your deformation tool and move them into a position you like.

Step 6. When you're satisfied with your image, delete the background layer. Merge visible layers. Save as a PSP file.

What to do next: Return to the Santa's Workshop Series tutorials. Work your way through them, and when finished go to the Assembly tutorial.

Enjoy the tuts!

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This tutorial was created on September 27, 2006.
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