Tutorial PSP - How to make a Transparent XmasBall

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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:


SK Random 60
from Scrap-Stuff-with-PSP
Download the set - 180 Shapes ==> HERE

Plugins:
AlienSkin EyeCandy5 - Impact - Bevel (Factory Default


You can find some Plugins  ==> HERE

Some XmasBalls ==> HERE

Go to my Tutorial ==> Make XmasBall<==



Settings:

Extract and save the ch-goldstar2 to your PictureTube Folder
Extract and save the 180 Shapes set to your Preset Shapes folder

Remember to save often.


Let's begin!!


1 - Open a New Transparent Image 500x450 pixel

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

Turn off your Foreground colour
and set the Backgroundto #4d4a2d

draw out a circle as the following setting



Your image should look like this



Convert to Raster Layer
and rename as basicball-t


2 - Change your Background to White
Click again on your Preset Shapes Ellipsis Tool - choose Ellipsis
and draw out a circle as the following setting



Your image should look like this



Convert to Raster Layer
and rename as gaussian1-t

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius 15

Now make active again the basicball-t layer
Selections - Select all
Selections - Float - Defloat

Activate again the gaussian1-t layer

Selections - Invert
Press the Delete Key

Selections - Select none


3 - Click again on your Preset Shapes Ellipsis Tool
choose Circle again
and draw out a circle as the following setting



Your image should look like this



Convert to Raster Layer
and rename gaussian2-t

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius 15
Low the Opacity to 80

Now make active again the basicball-t layer

Selections - Select all
Selections - Float - Defloat

Activate again the gaussian2-t layer

Selections - Invert
Press the Delete Key

Selections - Select none
Layers - Merge Visible

Low the Opacity to 60

Add a New Raster Layer
Layers - Merge Visible

Your image should look like this



Practically you have fixed up your transparency!

***NOTE: Now you can use it so,
or apply your Ornaments
how we made to the tutorial

==> How to Make a Xmas Ball <====

==> at Step 4th <==

If you like use my ch-goldstar2 in the material
or other of your choice***

But.... for this TBall,
what do you think
of using a new hanger?

Then go to create it!


4 - Set your Foreground to Null
and Background with a Gold Gradient,
I choose GoldNoel - Angle 90 - Repeat 7 - Invert Ticked

Open again your Preset Shapes Ellipsis Tool - choose Ellipsis
and draw out an ellipsis as the following setting



Your image should look like this



Convert to Raster Layer

Open your Selection Rectangle tool - Feather 0 , Antialias checked
and draw e selection like this:



Selections - Invert
Press the Delete Key

Selections - Select none

Now change your Background to #998146
Open your Preset Shapes Ellipsis tool again
set above



draw as follow



Convert to Raster Layer

Now set your Foreground with the GoldNoel gradient
and your Background to null


5 - Open your Preset Shapes tool
and look for SK Random 60



click on it and draw as follow



Convert to Raster Layer

Effects - Plugins - AlienSkin EyeCandy5 - Impact - Bevel (Factory Default)

Now if you like leave it so, otherwise
Open your FreeHand Selections tool - Feather 8 , Antialias checked
and draw out a selection like this



leave the mouse and press the Delete Key

Layer - Merge Visible


6 - Add yourwatermark
and save as .pspimage  or  .png

Done!

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Written on December 2009



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