by A.R. Jeffery. 10.09.03
have written this tutorial using Psp ver 7.
familiarity with the tools has been assumed but
you are most
to email me if you have any problems.
to SAVE regularly.
download a trial version HERE
zip containing a gradient and images HERE
Smoke and Sparks Tubes HERE- These tubes are no
The Hood but Robins tubes are being hosted at the
Halloween tubes are also
available as a download from Jasc.
ver 8 users read the information on converting
lets get started.
the 'pumpkin' gradient into Jasc Psp Gradient
the 'bat' and 'deco' image, or tube them if you
your Foreground to Gradient and select 'pumpkin'.
your Background to Null.
Open a new image 450x450 transparent. Add a new
raster layer and name it pumpkin1.
the selection tool and circle. Draw out a medium
your circle with the pumpkin gradient with the
click on your highlighted layer in the layer
palette and choose duplicate.
this layer highlighted.
Blur with the following settings.
a new raster layer.
with the following settings.
Merge-Merge Visible. Deselect.
click on your merged layer in your layer palette
and choose Duplicate.
4 times-name layers Pumpkin 2,3,4 and 5.
Using the Deform tool move the top
layer(pumpkin5) in towards the middle.
apply. Highlight layer (pumpkin 4) in your layer
palette and use the Deform tool
squash the circle in this time making it a little
wider. Continue doing this on layer
and 2 each time leaving the circle a little wider
until you have an image similar to mine.
you have all your layers looking the way you
would like-Layers-Merge-Merge Visible.
the merged layer pumpkin.
can export your pumpkin as a tube at this point
to use another time.
Using your Selection tool and ellipse pull out an
ellipse at the top of
Press delete. Do
not deselect. Open a new Raster layer and name it
Use the Dropper
tool to select a medium shade from your pumpkin
I have used
#EBA05F. Flood the ellipse. Selections-Float and
apply the following cutout
Ver 15 Hor 0 Opac 60 blur 20. Deselect and drag
below the merged
pumpkin layer. SAVE your image and if your ready,
we will move on
to the next part.
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