Cathy's Candle Holder Tutorial


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I called this my Candle Holder tutorial, but you may think of it as a Goblet or Wine Glass if you'd like.  This tutorial will work in both PSP6 and PSP7.  Where there are any differences, I have noted them and given separate screen shots.

You will need the following files for this tutorial:

Click these candles and save the "cc_goblet.sel" file to the folder you created for this tutorial.
Click these candles and save the "Hoods_Sparkle_White.psp" file to the folder you created for this tutorial.  (This file is compatible with PSP5.)
Click these candles and save the "cc_chimney.sel" file to the folder you created for this tutorial. (This is an optional file, should you decide to create samples like those on page 4.)
Click these candles and save the "cc_chimney.psp" file to the folder you created for this tutorial. (This is an optional file, should you decide to create samples like those on page 4.)

Open the "Hoods_Sparkle_White.psp" in Paint Shop Pro and export as a tube.  

The best piece of advice I can give you is: SAVE OFTEN! There's not much worse than putting a lot of hard work into an image, only to lose it through a computer glitch (or human error!). I'll remind you to save your file throughout this tutorial. The autosave feature in PSP7 is great, but it is not FOOLPROOF, so don't rely on it exclusively.

Open a new image: 200 x 350 pixels, resolution 72 pixels/inch, 16 million colors, transparent background.  Right click on Layer1 and rename Goblet.

Click on Selections/Load from Disk.  Browse to the folder you created for this tutorial. Choose the "cs_goblet.sel" selection and click open.  You will see the outline of the goblet (marching ants) on your image.  You need to zoom in to about a 4:1 ratio and flood fill the selection with black. The area you want to fill is only 1 pixel wide! Make sure that the complete selection is filled with black: since the selection is only 1 pixel wide the opacity may be lowered in a small section.  If this happens, just flood fill this section again. Now deselect (Ctrl + D).  Your image should look like the following.  The image on the left is normal size (after flood fill), the one on the right is zoomed in at a 6:1 ratio (prior to flood fill):

         

Add a new layer called color. Make your Goblet layer active and using your magic wand, click on the "cup" portion of your goblet.  Then expand your selection by 1.  Make the color layer active and flood fill, using the following settings:

PSP 6 options

PSP 7 options

Make your goblet layer active and using your magic wand, click on the top "inner" portion of your goblet.  Expand by 1 and make your color layer active.  Flood fill again, changing the opacity to 45 and the angle to 270.

Make your goblet layer active and using your magic wand, click on the stem portion of your goblet.  Expand by 1 and make your color layer active.  Flood fill again, changing the opacity to 60 and the angle to 45.

Make your goblet layer active and using your magic wand, click on the base of your goblet.  Expand by 1 and make your color layer active.  Flood fill again, changing the angle to 225.

Your image should look like this:

Goblet

Now would be a good time to save your image!! 

On to part 2......

PART 2

 

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