I was just experimenting again trying to make some different room views for my "Special Websets" images. This tutorial is quick and easy and only takes a few steps to prepare. You can use different versions of background scenery to make it either a back verandah overlooking your garden.



or you can use the Hawaii scene I gave you in the penthouse tutorial or any other city scape to make it appear like an apartment or condominium balcony.



When the basics are completed, then it is up to you to decorate to your heart's content.

I place absolutely NO restrictions on the use of your finished image and if you wish to share this link with friends, please feel free to do so without writing and asking for permission.

This tutorial was completed using PSP7 but can easily be done in PSP6.

What You Will Need:
Paint Shop Pro: download a trial version here
Zip of my image files (2 fills for ceiling and floor): you can download it here
Zip of my selections: you can download it here


PLEASE save your work often!! I did it after every layer. It is better to be safe than sorry.


(1) Open a new image 617 x 344, 16 mil colours, transparent background.

(2) Create a new layer and load selection "floor.sel"
open the floorfill image from the zip
set it as your pattern fill at size 50% then fill the selection.

(3) Create a new layer and load selection "ceiling.sel"
open the ceilingfill image from the zip and floodfill at 50% size.
I darkened it just a little by going to colours-adjust brightness and changed it to -10, and left contrast at 0.

(4) Create a new layer and load selection "lightcolumns.sel"
floodfill with colour #667798
as you fill one area, the rest will fill in at the same time.

(5) Create a new layer and load selection "darkcolumns.sel"
floodfill with colour #47536B
once again, fill one area, and the rest will fill in at the same time.

(6) Create a new layer and load selection "lightspokes.sel"
floodfill with colour #667798
because there are so many, look for the one largest one, zoom in if you have to, and just fill it.
this is where you really appreciate that by filling one all the rest colour themselves at the same time.

(7) Create a new layer and load selection "darkspokes.sel"
floodfill with colour "black"
look for the one largest one again, and just fill it.
this is where you really appreciate that by filling one all the rest colour themselves at the same time.

(8) Create a new layer and load selection "lowerrail.sel"
floodfill with colour #667798
go to effects - inner bevel - and apply the following settings


(9) Create a new layer and load selection "upperrail.sel"
floodfill with colour #667798
go to effects - inner bevel - and apply the same settings as above.

(10) Create a new layer and load selection "planterleft.sel"
Because we are going to use a gradient fill to make the planter look as if it has shape, we have to do one planter at a time. If we load up the three planters as we did the columns or railings, we will get one planter dark, one light and one dark instead of the gradient going into each individual planter. You can do one planter then load up the others all on the same layer, but they have to be done one at a time.
Set up your foreground colour to #667798
Set up your background colour to the new lighter blue #C8CFDC
Then set your fill to gradient - linear - foreground to background - angle 90 - repeats 1
(the darker blue should be on both sides with the lighter blue in the middle)
floodfill the first planter shape
load up selection "plantermiddle.sel" and then floodfill with the gradient
load up selection "planterright.sel" and then floodfill with the gradient.

(11) Create a new layer and load selection "planterwires.sel"
floodfill with darker blue colour or you could use a gold if you wanted to simulate a chain.

WOW! You are finished already.

At this point I would save this as a psp file for future use, then duplicate your image and continue working on the duplicate. That way you can go back and create new scenery anytime, or colourize the blues to another colour for a totally different look without doing everything all over again right from the beginning.

Now you can create some new layers at the very bottom and start building your background. Have fun with whatever you choose to do. Remember you can fill the selection pieces with any colour you want to rather than the blue. It is totally your choice. Have fun and I hope I have given you another area to have fun decorating.

If you have any problems or need further explanations, please feel free to email me here

TUTORIAL PAGE ONE


TUTORIAL PAGE TWO



This tutorial was posted at the site of "P. Ann's Place" June 5, 2003 and written by Pat Sherman. All I ask is that you do not claim it as your own.

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