Adding Colour

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8,9 or PSP X (10)
The following image.

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

save the image above by right clicking on it and choosing "Save Picture As"

Select "My Pictures" in the "Save In"

 box, name your file and click SAVE

 

Open Paintshop Pro and go to

FILE - BROWSE

TO BROWSE IN PSP X (10) see HERE

 

Find your image and double click on it, it should now be open in PSP.

Select the MAGIC WAND   and use these settings

Make sure MODE is set to ADD

You may have to look in the selection tools for the Magic Wand

 select the sections (the triangles on the star) you wish to colour by clicking inside each one

You should now see the dotted lines appear (Marching Ants) inside each section as shown below

On your Toolbar at the top go to

SELECTIONS - MODIFY - EXPAND

 

you will get this box

Select Number Of Pixels 2

Click OK

Activate the FLOODFILL TOOL PSP 8/9 > PSPX >

and use these settings

Now move your cursor over the MATERIALS PALETTE

and LEFT click to select your colour

Your chosen colour will now appear in your foreground box

 

Repeat this to choose the colour you want to put in the centre of the image but this time RIGHT CLICK

With your 2 chosen colours the MATERIALS PALETTE should look like this

 

LEFT click in each of the selected triangles, this will apply the foreground colour you chose

now go to SELECTIONSSELECT NONE

 

This is what you should have now

 

Select the MAGIC WAND again               

and click inside the centre part of your image  

Select the FLOODFILL TOOL   PSP 8/9 >   PSPX (10) > and RIGHT click inside the selected centre, this will apply the colour you put in the Background box.

GO TO SELECTIONS - MODIFY - EXPAND

Expand by 2 again, click ok.

 

While the "Marching Ants" are still selected go to

EFFECTS - 3D EFFECTS - DROP SHADOW

Apply these settings

Apply the Drop Shadow again, this time putting -2 in the Vertical and Horizontal boxes.

Go to SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

Now select the MAGIC WAND again            

Click on the white background of the image to select it

 

Select the FLOODFILL PSP 8/9 >  PSP X (10)>   tool again and move your cursor over the MATERIALS PALETTE , LEFT click to select your colour.

Now LEFT click in the selected background.

Go to SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

You should now have your completed image

Go to FILE - SAVE AS

 

Save as

Tutorial written by RobbieFan 2002 updated  Feb 2006
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005