This tutorial was written on June 2006, and © by Vera.
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Now for the tutorial...this is what we
will be making! PSP
download a free trial
version.....and I'm sure you will have lots of fun. The tools I used:
I did use the jpeg optimizer for faster loading, so the images do look a bit weird, sorry.
It is assumed that you have a good working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
This tutorial uses vector shapes.
I made this in PSP X, but I am sure it can be done in all other versions too.
PSP X download a free trial version.....and I'm sure you will have lots of fun.
The tools I used:
Preset Shapes Pen Tool Airbrush Smudge Tool
Let's try to make the Amaryllis!......I hope you will enjoy!
Open up a transparent image size around 550 x 700 16 million colours (24 bit).
I know it's a bit large, I need a lot of space...LOL, make it smaller if you like.
Don't forget to save as you go along.
*note* I did save it as a preset shape first....before promoting to layers.
Make all parts on a separate layer and name them too,
so then you will know what it is *s*.
|Add a new Vector Layer
Click on the Preset Shapes set to ellipse,
foreground set to null, background #8d2325.
This will be petal 1 of the front flower, and edit the nodes as shown.
We will be making 6 front flower petals using the same settings.
|Second front flower petal||Third front flower petal||Forth front flower petal||Fifth front flower petal||Sixth front flower petal
When you are done with the sixth petal,
hold down the shift button on your keyboard,
and select all the front flower petal layers,
rightclick with your mouse, and choose group. Save!
|Now onto the back flower petals.
Use the same settings, only change the color into orange/red, I used #ab441b.
We will be making 8 back flower petals.
Drag these layers below the front flower petals.
|Second back flower petal||Third back flower petal||Forth back flower petal||Fifth back flower petal||Sixth back flower petal||Seventh back flower petal||Eighth back flower petal
Group these layers also as you did before. Save!
|This is what we have so far.||We are going to make the leaves.
Use the same settings, only change the color into #56705c.
Drag these layers below the flower petals.
|Second leave.||Third leave.
Change the color into #626c49.
|Now onto the stem.
Using the Pen Tool, set the foreground color into #a38b1b,
background color set to null, line width around 40,
select the nodes and set them to symmetric.
|On the top of the stem.
Using the preset shapes, ellipse same color as the stem,
shape as shown.
|Second top of the stem.
Rightclick with the mouse, on the top of the stem layer,
choose copy, and paste as vector selection.
Drag the left node to the right, and place it as shown.
|All vectors are done.
This is how it looks.
|Take a break, and when you are up to it, we will go to the next page!!
Feel free to contact me if there are any problems using my tutorial.