Advanced Layers

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7
Tile. Right click and click on 'Save As'. Save to a folder of your choice.

Selections - HERE. Load them into your selection folder.

 

 

    OPEN YOUR TILE UP IN PSP

FIRST OPEN A NEW IMAGE 200 X 200, GO TO SELECTIONS -  LOAD FROM DISC AND SELECT EGG SHAPE, FLOOD FILL YOUR SHAPE WITH YOUR FILL, THIS IS NOW WHAT YOU WILL HAVE ON YOUR CANVAS

DO NOT DESELECT

ADD A NEW LAYER BY GOING TO LAYERS  -   NEW RASTER LAYER, GO TO EFFECTS -  3D EFFECTS  CUT OUT  AND APPLY THE SETTINGS BELOW,

ADD ANOTHER LAYER AND APPLY THE SAME CUT OUT THIS TIME CHANGING THE 1O  TO MINUS 10

GO TO SELECTIONS -  SELECT NONE  THEN LAYERS  - MERGE - MERGE VISIBLE, THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE ON YOUR CANVAS

 

OPEN YOUR LAYER PALETTE BY CLICKING  AND RENAME YOUR MERGED LAYER, EGG BACK BY RIGHT CLICKING ON THE LAYER AND SELECTING RENAME. YOU CAN THE DELETE THE NAME THERE AND PUT IN YOUR NEW NAME.

 

NOW DUPLICATE THIS LAYER  BY GOING TO LAYERSDUPLICATE AND RE NAME THE DUPLICATE LAYER  EGG FRONT BY RIGHT CLICKING ON IT AND SELECTING RENAME

NOW TURN THE OFF THE VISIBILITY OF YOUR EGG BACK LAYER AT THE SIDE BY CLICKING ON THE GLASSES

MAKE YOUR EGG FRONT LAYER ACTIVE BY CLICKING ON IT SO ITS BLUE

NOW GO TO SELECTIONS -  LOAD FROM DISC AND SELECT INNER EGG, THEN CLICK DELETE ON YOUR KEYBOARD AND THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE NOW

YOU NOW HAVE YOUR EGG WITH AN OPEN FRONT

MAKE THE EGG BACK LAYER ACTIVE

  ADD A NEW LAYER AND NAME IT INSIDE EGG

THIS IS THE LAYER YOU WILL PUT YOUR IMAGES ON AND CAN MOVE THEM AROUND AND RESIZE AS MUCH AS YOU WANT UNTIL YOU ARE HAPPY

 TURN OFF YOUR INSIDE AND EGG BACK LAYERS.  WITH YOUR EGG FRONT LAYER ACTIVE PLACE YOUR TUBE ON THIS LAYER.  I USED A LITTLE BEAR SIZE 60 BUT ADD WHAT YOU THINK BEST :))

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE NOW ON YOUR CANVAS

 

 

GO TO SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

WITH YOUR INSIDE EGG AND EGG BACK LAYERS STILL HIDDEN AND EGG FRONT ACTIVE

GO TO LAYERSNEW RASTER LAYER  AND NAME IT INNER TRIM

 GO TO SELECTIONSLOAD FROM DISC , THIS TIME LOAD THE INNER TRIM

ONCE YOU LOAD THE INNER TRIM UNHIDE THE OTHER LAYERS BY CLICKING ON THE GLASSES AND REMOVING THE RED X.
   THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE ON YOUR CANVAS,

 

WITH YOUR INNER TRIM ACTIVE , CLICK ON YOUR TUBE TOOL AND FILL THE AREA THAT IS SURROUNDED WITH THE MARCHING ANTS BY CLICKING MANY TIMES AS IT NEEDS TO FILL IT.

 I CHOSE TO USE A SCALE SIZE OF 30 THIS TIME

 

WITH YOUR INNER TRIM LAYER STILL ACTIVE,  ADD A DROP SHADOW OF

VERTICAL 0  HORIZONTAL 1 OPACITY 25 BLUR 25 COLOUR BLACK

NOW GO TO SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE , YOU CAN NOW ADD ANOTHER LAYER, NAME THIS EXTRAS AND YOU CAN ADD SOME DECORATIONS TO THIS , I JUST PUT ANOTHER LITTLE BEAR ON MINE :))

 THIS IS WHAT YOUR LAYER PALETTE AND EGG SHOULD LOOK LIKE

 

TO GIVE OUR IMAGE A LITTLE DEPTH CLICK ON YOUR INNER LAYER 

 

ADD A NEW LAYER NAMING IT FINAL CUT OUT ,

 NOW GO TO SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISC AND LOAD INNER EGG SELECTION. NOW GO TO EFFECTS3D EFFECTS CUT OUT AND APPLY THE FOLLOWING SETTINGS

APPLY THE SAME CUT OUT AGAIN BUT CHANGING FROM 3 TO MINUS 3 THIS EVENS YOUR WORK OUT

NOW GO TO LAYERS - MERGE - MERGE VISIBLE AND SAVE YOUR WORK

 

I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS TUTORIAL :))

Tutorial written by Lyn 2003
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005