Tutorial PSP - How to make a 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: ==> My ch-goldstar2 PictureTube

A gold pattern

2 shapes:
SK Random 60 and SK Random 14
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 Transparent 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 Gradients - BicromiaRed



draw out a circle as the following setting



Your image should look like this



Convert to Raster Layer
and rename as basicball


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

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius 15

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

Activate again the gaussian1 layer

Selections - Invert
Press the Delete Key

Selections - Select none
Low the Opacity to 86

Add a New Raster Layer

3 - Click on your FreeHand Selection tool Feather 0 , Antialias checked
and draw out a selection like this



Flood Fill with white color
and rename gaussian2

Selections - Select none

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius 11,59

Now make active again the basicball layer

Selections - Select all
Selections - Float - Defloat

Activate again the gaussian2 layer

Selections - Invert
Press the Delete Key

Selections - Select none

Layers - Merge Visible


4 - Selections - Select all
Selections - Float - Defloat

Add a New Raster Layer

Keep Selected!!

Click on your Picture Tube Tool
and look for ch-goldstar2 with default settings
and draw into selection some star as the follow example



Keep Selected!!

Effect - Geometric Effects - Spherize



Selections - Select none

Effects 3D - Drop Shadow as follows



NOTE: If you like Transparent Xmas Ball go to the tutorial HERE

Layers - Merge Visible


5 - Open your Preset Shapes tool
and look for SK Random 14



Set your Foreground with a Gold Pattern - Angle 0 - Scale 100
and Backgroundto BicromiaRed gradient as previous settings
and draw an image as above



Convert to Raster Layer

Keep your Foreground with the Gold Pattern
and Background to null

Open your Preset Shapes tool again
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)

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize



Adjust - Brightness and Contrast - Gamma Correction



Now you can leave it so, otherwise

Open your FreeHand Selections tool again
(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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