PSP8 Pixel Garden Flower
This tutorial has been written using PSP8 but should
work in PSP7. Please take the time to read my terms.
Rather than me giving screen shots showing how many
pixels please drag this image to your work area to use as a
|1. Image, increase colour depth to 16 million
colours. Layers - Promote background to layer. With the magic wand ,
tolerance 0, feather 0, mode = add, select the white areas of the image
and delete so you only have the outlines. Or create a new
layer and with the paint brush at size 1 trace over the outlines
using your own colours.
note - for PSP7, hold Shft while using
the magic wand to select all the white areas.
|2. With the magic wand,
click inside area 1 (see screen shot).
Flood fill with #A16D2F. Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout at the
settings given. Ctrl+D.
Repeat for areas 3,5,7,9,11 & 13.
Repeat for areas 2,4,6,8,10,12 & 14 but change the Vertical
of the cutout to -1.
Shadow Colour #61421D
|3. With the magic wand, click inside area 15.
Flood fill with #D8D8D8. Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout at the
setting given. Still with the selection create a new layer, repeat
the cutout but change the Horizontal to -4. Merge layers visible.
Shadow Colour #7B7B7B
|4. Still with the
selection use the dodge brush
at the settings given. Magnify the image to about 600%. Start at
the left with the dodge tool, sweep over to the right and stop.
Bring the curser back to the left but slightly in from the
previous starting point, sweep to the right but not as far. Then
highlight the small bit in the middle. (see screen shot below)
The best way to judge the effect is to zoom back out to normal
size because at such a high magnification the effect will look
Don't worry if you don't get it the first time, simply undo and
Dodge Brush Setting
users, use the Retouch tool, Lightness Up, Size 6, Hardness 0,
Opacity 6, Step 1, Density 100.
Save as a tube or in PSP format.
Created and uploaded April 2004
ęDi's Delights 2003