Tutorial PSP - How to Make TopHat

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This tutorial was written using PSP9
but may be done with other versions,
and assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP and its tools.

Supplies needed:

ch-MyAlphaChanelTopHat2010 and my ch-PspGradient3 ==>  HERE

SK Random 171 from  Scrap-Stuff-with-PSP
==>  Download the set - 180 Shapes <== 


Extract and open ch-MyAlphaChanelTopHat2010 to your PSP workspace
Extract and save my ch-PrimoPiano-Sfondo3.PspGradient to your Gradient folder
Extract and save the 180 Shapes set to your Preset Shapes folder

Set your Foreground to Black
and Background to #2d2d2d Remember to save often!

Let's begin!!

1 - Open my ch-MyAlphaChanelSelection-TopHat2010
Duplicate and close the original
set your Foreground to Gradient as bellow

Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection from AlphaChannel
and click on Selezione #1


Flood Fill with the Gradient setted

Select None

2 - Click on your Preset Shapes Ellipsis Tool - Ellipsis on the left

Turn off your Foreground colour
and set the Background to to my ch-PrimoPiano-Sfondo3.PspGradient

draw out an Ellipsis as the following setting

Your image should look like this

Convert to Raster Layer

3 - Change your Background to Black
Click again on your Preset Shapes Ellipsis
and draw out an ellipsis as the following setting

Your image should look like this

Convert to Raster Layer

Layer - Merge Visible

4 - Turn out and set your Foreground to #560bbb
and change your Background to White

Change the Foreground to Gradient and set as bellow

Open your Preset Shapes tool
look for SK Random 171 as setted

click on it, draw and place it as bellow

Convert to Raster Layer
Rename as SheepSkin

5 - Open your Magic Wand tool

and click as follow

Selections - Invert

Add a New Raster Layer
Selections - Modify - Contract 3 pixels

Flood fill with white color

Select None

Layer - Arrange - Move Down

Return on the SheepSkin Layer
Layer - Merge Down

6 - Open your Text Tool and choose your font

I have used Perpetua Titling MT size 47 - Bold
But you can use what you like

Write "HAPPY 2010"
Convert to Raster Layer

Effects - Distortion Effects - Wave

and place on the SheepSkin

7 - Layer - Merge Visible
and save as .pspimage or  .png


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Written on December 2009

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