Adding Colour

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7
The following image.
Right click and 'Save As' in a folder of your choice.

In this tutorial we are going to use the Magic Wand and the Flood Fill Tools.

 

Open Paintshop Pro. Go to FILE and then

BROWSE , from My Documents or My Pictures open your

image by double clicking on it.

Now move your mouse over the COLOUR PALETTE

and choose your colour by LEFT clicking on it.

 (Left click to select your foreground Colour and Right Click to select a Background colour.)

The colour you have chosen shows in the box

at the bottom of the Colour Palette

Activate the MAGIC WAND  on the toolbar

 Select TOOL OPTIONS   on the menu bar at the top of your workspace and use these settings

If you hold down the shift key you can select multiple areas of your image, just click each section you wish to colour and "Marching Ants" (the dotted lines) will appear

Now go to SELECTIONS - MODIFY - EXPAND

Type in 2

Activate the FLOOD FILL TOOL, 

and

Select these settings

place it over the part of the image you want to

colour. Holding the Shift Key down the whole time Left click to apply the foreground colour in the outer sections.

 

NOW GO TO SELECTIONS - MODIFY - EXPAND - TYPE IN 2

Go to SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

 Select the Magic Wand

and click in the middle section of the Star,

 

Select The FLOODFILLTOOL again

Flood fill with your background colour by Right clicking in it, 

Go to SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

Click on the Magic Wand icon and then choose TOOL OPTIONS  

use the following settings

With the MAGIC WAND (and holding down the

shift key) click on each section the image - until all the

image is selected (do NOT select the background)

 

Go to the Menu Bar and choose EFFECTS - 3D EFFECTS - DROPSHADOW

You will get this box

Click OK

Apply the Dropshadow again this time putting in -3 for Vertical and -3 for Horizontal

 

Go back to the Menu Bar,

 and  go to SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

Activate the Magic wand again. Use the following settings

Now select the white background of your image by clicking on it with the MAGIC WAND ,

Choose another Background colour by right clicking on the Colour Pallette

Select the FLOODFILL TOOL  again and Right click on the Background to colour the background

You should now have your finished image

Tutorial written by RobbieFan 2002
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005