PSP8 Glass Bowl
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Tools you will need here
Extract the jpg files to My Documents - My PSP8 Files - Bump
The PSP script files to My Documents - My PSP8 Files - Presets.
similarity to other tutorials on the net are purely
coincidental. My aim is to encourage you to play, make your own
bump maps and to experiment to see what you can come up with.
|I have played for a few hours making
my own bump maps to use in PSP8's Balls and Bubbles effect. My
aim was to make cut glass. It was time consuming and a bit hit
and miss but hopefully this tutorial will encourage you to play
and to come up with your own glass bowl, rose bowl, let your
imagination run wild.
1. Open a new image 300x300. Create a new layer named
glass front. Get the selection tool
circle, replace, feather 0,
antialias checked. Start at the center of your image and draw
out a circular selection.
Look to the bottom left
of your screen at the X & Y co-ordinates, they need to be
Effects - Artistic Effects -
Bubbles and Balls, apply the di glass bowl preset. Ctrl+D. Duplicate
the layer, rename to glass back. Image - Flip. Layer - Arrange - Move down.
|2. With the selection tool, change to
ellipse. Starting at the center of your image, x:150, y:150, draw out a
narrow selection taking it to the edge of your glass ball. Selections -
Promote to layer. Rename to rim.
|3. Still with the selection, make it so that only the
glass back layer is visible. Selections - Invert. Working on this
layer, use the eraser ,
hardness, density, thickness and opacity 100, size and shape to suit you,
carefully erase above the top of the ellipse.
|4. Still with the selection. Make the
glass front layer active and the only layer visible, carefully erase below
the bottom of the ellipse. Selections - Invert, erase inside the
|5. Still with the selection. Make
the rim layer active and visible. Selections - Modify - Contract by 4.
Delete. Ctrl+D. Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel, apply the di glass
And there you have your glass bowl. If you wish to put something into
the bowl, create a new layer above the glass back layer for your contents.
You may need to duplicate the rim layer, make it so that it is above the
glass back layer, go back to the top rim layer and erase what would be the
back of the rim............................clear as
OK, now you know how to make the bowl lets
I found with the bump maps for the Bubbles and Balls effect worked best
on a black background. The best size image to play with was around 700x700
pixels. I used a long, narrow elliptical shape, locked the transparency of
the layer, and applied a cutout to fade the edges. Copied and pasted and
played with the angle. You could try some dingbat fonts, applying a cutout
to fade the edges.
Open my di crystal9 image to have a look. You will notice the top half
of the image is not an exact flip. This is intentional. If you play with
shapes at the bottom of your image, duplicate and flip when it comes to
making your glass bowl there will be no difference between the front and
the back of the glass once you have completed step 1. So the top and the
bottom must be off from each other.
Use the di crystal7 jpg include in the zip. Try using size 60 in the
maps tab. It gives a pretty good effect.
While you are in Bubbles and Balls, click on the surface tab, have a
play with the colour and opacity of the material. On the maps tab, play
with the size, depth and smoothness. Go on to have a play with the
illumination, change the colour of the lights, even add some more. Don't
forget, if you get a result you're happy with.................save
it!!!!! Go on, have a play and have some fun :o)
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