More designing again. This was just a quickie while I do the finishing touches on the next kitchen which will have glass doors. This tutorial is easy with only 9 selections, 2 basic colours and 1 gradient. Before you peek at mine at the bottom this time, I just want to let you know that the lady came from my purchased CD of Tom Tierney Fashions published by Dover, and the decorations to fill the room came from my purchased Hemera photo images collections, and the outside image came from my purchased Broderbund Clickart collection. Can you tell I buy a lot of graphic disks??

I place absolutely NO restrictions on the use of this tutorial or your finished image.

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 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 500 x 374, 16 mil colours, transparent background
set your foreground to #775949
set background to #4E3020

(2) Create a new layer and call it "outdoor scenery"
you can return to this layer at the very end when you are ready to add your outside touches

(3) Create a new layer and call it "front glass"
we will return to this at the end when the solarium is finished

(4) Create a new layer and call it "side glass"
we will return to this at the end when the solarium is finished

(5) Create a new layer and load selection "1-backdark.sel"
floodfill the area with the darker brown

(6) Create a new layer and load selection "2-backlight.sel"
floodfill the area with the lighter brown

(7) Create a new layer and load selection "3-horizontalfrdark.sel"
floodfill the area with the darker brown

(8) Create a new layer and load selection "4-horizonatalfrlight.sel"
floodfill the area with the lighter brown

(9) Create a new layer and load selection "5-curveddark.sel"
floodfill the area with the darker brown

(10) Create a new layer and load selection "6-curvedlight.sel"
floodfill the area with the lighter brown

(11) Create a new layer and load selection "7-floor.sel"
using the pattern fills that came with the programme, I used "light streaks" at 100 size angle 0
I also experimented with "old paper" "spatch" and "grainy"(would colourize the orange though) at 50% size, angle 0

(12) Go back to the layer we created called "front glass"
load selection "8-frontglass.sel"
set your foreground colour to #A3A3A3 and your background colour to white
go to gradient- linear, angle 110 repeats 1 (darker should be on outside and lighter centre)
floodfill with the gradient then go to effects - noise - add 3% uniform
I lowered the opacity level to 20 but you can have as much glass showing or as clear as you want.

(13) Go back to the layer we created called "side glass"
load selection "9-sideglass.sel"
set your foreground colour to #A3A3A3 and your background colour to white
go to gradient- linear, angle 110 repeats 1 (darker should be on outside and lighter centre)
floodfill with the gradient then go to effects - noise - add 3% uniform
adjust the layer opacity to your liking again

(14) I went back and added a drop shadow to all the darker brown layers. I used H,V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 8, colour black.

WOW! You are finished. Now what are you going to do with it????

Remember you can fill the selection pieces with any colour you want to. You might want the pale grey or white look. Then all you would have to do is choose a darker shade of the same colour to imitate the depth. It is totally your choice. Have fun and I hope I have given you another quick and easy room to have fun decorating.

Here is my sample.



I have been having a lot of fun designing these room images lately. I hope this can spur you on to making a room scene too.

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" January 24, 2003 and written by Pat Sherman. All I ask is that you do not claim it as your own.

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