Tutorial - Christmas Scene
This tutorial has been reproduced by very kind
permission from its author, Jacs. Her beautiful web site can
be seen at www.JacsGraphics.com
skill level required is : BEGINNER
tutorial assumes you have a basic knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
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from Here - or whatever tubes
Window tube : Download it
Tube: Download it here.
( Or download both tubes in a ZIP file from here.)
Most Importantly: Your Imagination =0)
to get started?? Great, lets go!
the bay window tube.
open up my tubes in PSP instead of using the picture tube tool.
It just works easier for me, but however you want to do it is
Choose the tubes you want to use.
am going to decorate the inside of the window first. It is easier
to do it this way because then you can see how much room you
have outside when you place your tubes.
I am using 3 tubes for the inside. Use as many as you like but
keep in mind that the more you decorate inside, the less room
you will have outside =0)
need to resize my tubes as some are to big and some to small.
I copy the tube I want to use then paste as a new layer onto
my window. Then I resize by hitting SHIFT+S and using these
I am using percentage of original, I find this much easier.
Keep in mind the amount will change per tube. Also notice resize
all layers is UNchecked. You only want to resize the layer you
are working with not the whole image.
decorate the inside of your window resizing as you need to.
This is what I've come up with.
YOUR WORK !!
you are happy with the results go to your layer pallet and turn
off the window layer by clicking the little glasses. Highlight
one of the other layers and go to Layers: Merge Visible.
lets work on the outside of our window =0)
a new layer and move it under your window layer (this gives
the look of it being outside the window)
copy and paste as new layer any tubes you may want to use making
sure they are underneath the window layer,
am using several tubes, resizing and placing where I like them.
am just going to add a few images as I go. Remember - use your
imagination, you never know what you will come up with =0)
you are happy with your results you will want to turn off your
window and inside the window layers. Make sure one of the tube
layers is highlighted and go to layers, merge visible.
YOUR WORK !!
We're almost done.
now want to add a new raster layer underneath all of your layers.
This will be your sky layer. Choose a color that reminds you
of a night sky ( I am using #483A3A ) and flood fill your sky.
go to your layer pallet and highlight your window layer. Use
your magic wand to select the outside of the window, like this
highlight your sky layer and hit delete. That will get rid of
now lets add the "snow" on the ground. We will be
using our cloud tubes.Add a new layer above the sky layer, (for
this I use the picture tube tool) I set it to 50%. Just add
some "snow" until you get it the way you like it.
Dont worry if it goes past the window, we will cover that up
in a minute =0)
YOUR WORK !!
job! Lets add a bit of snow in front of our outside scene. Add
a new raster layer above the outside scene one and do the same
as before with the cloud tubes until you get a look you like.
Then go to your layer pallet and adjust the transparecy down
to about 50%. Here is mine
for the finishing touches. Highlight your window layer and using
your magic wand tool select the outside of the window. Add a
new layer and flood fill with your choice of backgrounds. I
used the "Old Paper" pattern. Deselect.
a new raster layer and add a few clouds to the sky =0)
for the snow. Add a new layer above the sky and outside scene.
Use your airbrush tool size 10 hardness 0 opacity 24 step 24
density 100. Keep in mind that the longer you hold the button
the darker the "snow" will be. Now just randomly place
"falling snow" on your image.
job! Merge visible layers and you have made a christmas scene!
YOUR WORK !!
do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and found it easy =0)
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