Art Glass paperweight

This is what we will be making.

result.jpg (26k)

This tutorial uses the new balls and bubbles effect in psp 8.

NOTE: Since PSP8 is so new, I've decided that for the first few tutorials I'll be using a lot more screen shots than I usually do so everyone can get used to the new icons and interface. I hope you find this helpful.

You will need the following items:

Paint Shop Pro, get it here:

This ZIP FILE which contains:

1. 100rr.bmp - place this in your PSP Patterns folder.
Note: The 100rr.bmp glass image is courtesy of Spectrum glass.

2. Asphalt.bmp - place this in your PSP Textures folder.

3. artglasscolors.bmp - this will be used as a floodfill pattern.

Butterfly divider

Let's begin!

1. Open your artglasscolors.bmp in Paint Shop Pro. Minimize it. We'll be using it later.
Create a new image 350px by 350px, transparent background.

new image

2. Add a new raster layer. Choose any color (the color doesn't matter) and set both your foreground and background materials to that color.


Select your preset shapes tool with these settings

preset shapes tool

Beginning at x:15 y:15 (the numbers appear in the lower right-hand corner of your work space status bar) draw a circle which comes almost to the edges of your image.

3. Select your Magic Wand with these settings:

Magic Wand

Tap your circle with the wand, then go to Effects>Texture Effects>Sculpture. Click the drop down box and find the 100rr pattern.

100rr bitmap

Then change your settings to these:

Sculpture tool

Click O.K.

4. Go to Selections>Modify>Contract and contract the selection 20 pixels. Go to Effects>3D Effects>Inner Bevel and use these settings:

Inner Bevel

Once more, go to Effects>3D Effects>Inner Bevel. This time, change your settings to these:

2nd inner bevel

5. Go to Selections>Float (or just hit Ctrl+F). Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cutout. Use these settings:

Cutout 1

Once more, go to Effects>3D Effects>Cutout. This time, change your settings to these:

Cutout 2

6. Go to Selections>DeFloat. Add a new raster layer, name it "bubble". Go to Selections>Modify>Contract and contract the selection 2 pixels.

7. Choose your Flood Fill tool with these settings:

Flood Fill tool

Change your foreground Materials from color to Pattern:

Pattern Fill

Find your artglasscolors.bmp image in the pattern fly out menu and select it, then flood fill your image.

artglass pattern fill

Continued on Page two

Blue divider with butterfly

This tutorial is my own creation, any similarity to any other tutorial on the Internet is unintentional. It is copyrighted by me, *~Nightshadow~*, on April 17, 2003, and is not to be copied or reproduced in any way under penalty of law. Graphics lists, please e-mail me for permission to post my tutorials, especially because I would love to see the results :O)

NOTE: Any image you make using this tutorial is completely your own property.

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