Pracken's Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Santa's Workshop Series: Vice

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 vice. 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.

My color chart. Right click on it and save to your computer.

Step 1. Open up the canvas with alpha selections you downloaded. The selections that you'll need for this tutorial are all saved to alpha channel and are in the order that you will load them.

Step 2. Open up the color chart you downloaded. Copy and paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Move it to the top, out of your way. When you need a color, just click on it with your dropper tool.

Step 3. Add a new layer. Load selection 1 from alpha channel (go to Selections>Load/Save Selection>Load Selection from Alpha Channel).

To choose a selection, just click on the box to the left (it's circled in red in the screenshot) and navigate to the selection you want. It'll show up in the preview window on the right. Then just click "Load."

Flood fill with color #1.

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

Step 4. For each of the next selections below you will: add a new layer, load the selection, and flood fill with the colors given below. Apply an inner bevel to each, using same settings as above.

  • Selection 2 - color #2
  • Selection 3 - color #1
  • Selection 4 - color #1
  • Selection 5 - color #2
  • Selection 6 - color #2
  • Selection 7 - color #2

Step 5. Add a new layer. Choose your pen tool>draw lines and polylines, using settings in the screenshot.

With color #3, draw some lines on the right side of your vice, like this:

Step 6. Delete your color chart and 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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