Chocolate Candies


 The candy box was made from Astro's Box of Chocolates Tutorial 
Also a huge Thank You to Mardi from Web Graphics On A Budget for allowing me  to post her stain glass preset here.  Be sure to check out her great tutorials. 
The cute Teddy on the box is from a tutorial done by my granddaughter Brittney Thank You Britt for letting me use him.

©Doodles by LadyFox  02/07/03

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Feel free to email me LadyFox

This tutorial was done with PSP7  

All of my tutorials are written following the steps I used to make my graphic.    

It is fine to make yours exactly as I did mine, but it is my hope that  you will do it your way and make it uniquely yours.

 
YOU WILL NEED
Paint Shop Pro   -    Download a trial version    
Blade Pro or Super Blade Pro  -  Download a trial version of super Blade Pro  
Fantastic Machines Paint Engine  
dsb flux filter  
Mardi's  Stainless Blade Pro Preset  
Basic knowledge of vectors and layers

Remember to SaveOften  
STEPS - These are the steps I used.


Drag the arrow to mark your place

1.  Make A Custom Line  
New Image  400 x 400 
File/Save As:  chocolates.psp 

Draw Tool 
Open the Tool Options Palette 
Click the Custom button next to Line style 
1. Click the Save as new button at the bottom 
    Type in rounded line 
    Click Ok you will be back at the main window 
    Click Custom again 
2. Click the arrow under First cap in the top left corner 
    Choose the second one Round cap 
3. Click Size and type in 1.00 notice both numbers change 
4. Click the arrow under Last Cap and choose Round Cap again 
5. Click size and type in 1.00 again 
6. Click Save and you are ready to go 

2. Make Some Fillings
Cherry Cream 

New Image  100 x 100 
File/Save As:  cherrycream.psp 

Flood Fill with: #DF99A6 
Effects/Plug-in filters/Fantastic Machines/Paint Engine/Borg 
Change Effect/Amount to 2.21 
 
It came to my attention that not everyone has the borg and bloom settings in their Paint Engine 
so I have included  screen shots of the original settings. 

Apply 
File/Save 

Nut Crunch 

New Image  100 x 100 
File/Save As: nutcrunch.psp 
Make the Texture 

Flood Fill with Color: #743D1C 
Effects/Plug-in filters/Fantastic Machines/Paint Engine/Bloom 
Change Effect/Amount to .34 
 
Apply 
File/Save 

Minimize both of these on the desktop for use later

3.  Lets Begin 
View/Grid 
View/Change Grid and Guide Properties 
Under Grids  
Units: pixels 
Horizontal spacing: 100 
Vertical spacing: 100 
Line color: black 
Each block of the grid will hold a candy 

We are going to do all the vectoring first 
To make node editing easier Zoom in several times 

Use +/- on the numeric keypad to change the magnification 
+ = increase 
- = decrease  
If you have a mouse with a wheel  
rotate forward to increase 
rotate backwards to decrease

4. Candy 1 - Chocolate Covered Cherries
New Vector Layer: Candy 1 
Foreground: Null 
Background Color: #572311 
Preset Shapes: Ellipse 
Line Width: 3 
Line Style: rounded line 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: Checked 

Draw an ellipse in the first block 

Object Selector  
Click on the ellipse 
Right Click/Node Edit 
Click on one of the side nodes and move it down until  
The bottom is almost flat 

Repeat with the other side node 
 
Click on the bottom node 
Hold down the CTRL Key and run the mouse over the node 
until you will see a small MERGE just below the arrow 
Now click on the node to remove it.  Notice how the  
bottom is now nicely rounded 
Right Click/quit Node Editing 
 
Right Click/Copy  
New vector layer: candy 2 
Move over to the third block 
Right Click/Paste New Vector Selection 
This will be used later for another candy 
Layer palette 
Click on the glasses next to this layer to turn it off 

Make candy 1 the active layer 
Click on the shape 
Right click/Node Edit 
Click on the top node and pull out slightly on each arm  
until the shape resembles a gumdrop 
 
Draw Tool  
Type: Freehand Line 
Width: 8 
Line style: rounded line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

To reverse the background and foreground colors,  
click the double-headed arrow to the left of the boxes 
 
Foreground color: #572311 
Background: Null 

Draw a small swirl on top of the candy 
 
Layer Palette 
Click the + next to candy 1 
Click the glasses next to ellipse so you can see the swirl 
Click the glasses again to turn the ellipse back on 
 

Object Selector Tool 
Drag the cursor to draw a box around the entire candy 

Right Click/Copy 
New vector layer: candy 1a 
Right click/Paste New Vector Selection 
Paste into the second block 

Layer Palette 
Click on the + sign next to candy 1a  
Click the eyeglasses next to Freehand to turn this off for now 
Right Click on Ellipse/Properties 
Click on the little arrow next to Stroke and  choose solid 
it will switch to the foreground color #572311 

Click on the Fill color box and change it to white #FFFFFF 
Click the glasses next to Freehand to turn it back on and  
Drag this section below the Ellipse 
 
Foreground: Null 
Background: #800000 
Preset Shape: Ellipse 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: Checked 
Hold down the shift key and draw a circle for the cherry 
 
Save 

5. Candy 2 - Bonbons
 Layer Palette 
Make candy 2 the active layer 
Click on the glasses to turn this layer back on 

Object Selector 
Click on the shape 
Right Click/Properties 
Click on the Fill box/Change the color to #2F0800 
 
Right Click/Copy 
New Vector Layer: candy 2a 
Right Click/Paste New Vector Selection 
Place in the fourth block 
Right Click/Properties 
Click on the little arrow next to Stroke and choose solid 
Change to color: #2F0800 

Click on the little arrow in the Fill color box and choose solid 
Change to color: #DF99A6 
Save 

6. Candy 3 - Chocolate Covered Caramel
New Vector Layer: Candy 3 
Foreground color: Null 
Background: #572311 
Preset Shapes: Rounded Rectangle 
Line Width: 3 
Line Style: rounded line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Draw out a rectangle in the fifth block 
Object Selector 
Right Click/Node Edit 
Move the two bottom nodes towards the center and down slightly 
Move the two top nodes towards the center and up slightly 
 
Double click on any Node and type  
CTRL + S to change all the nodes to Symmetric 

Click in the center 
Click on a node and pull the arm slightly toward the corner 
Repeat for each node.  This makes the corners round nicely.  

Draw Tool  
Type: Freehand Line 
Width: 6 
Line style: rounded line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Foreground color: #572311 
Background: Null 

Draw a small swirl on top of the candy 

Object Selector Tool 
Draw a box around the entire candy 

Right Click/Copy 
New vector layer: candy 3a 
Right click/Paste New Vector Selection 
Paste into the sixth block 

Click on any empty space to deselect 
Click on the Rounded Rectangle 
Right Click on Ellipse/Properties 
Click on the little arrow next to Stroke and  choose solid 
it will switch to the foreground color #572311 

Click on the Fill color box and change it to: #BD8D5F 
Layer Palette 
Click the + next to candy 3a 
click on rounded rectangle and move it above the freehand line 
Save 

7. Candy 4 - Chocolate Covered Brazil Nut 
New Vector Layer: candy 4 
Foreground: Null 
Background: #2F0800 

Preset Shape: Ellipse 
Line Width: 3 
Line Style: rounded line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Draw out an ellipse in block 7 
Object Selector/Node Edit 
 
Click on shape 
Right Click/Copy 

New Vector Layer: candy 4a 
Paste New Vector Selection  
Place in the eighth block  

Foreground: #2F0800 
Background: #FEF3DE 

Preset Shape: Ellipse 
Line Width: 2 
Line Style: rounded line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Draw a small ellipse near the bottom of the candy in Block 8 
Object Selector/Node Edit 
Edit this so it matches the candy underneath 
 
Save 

8. Candy 5 - Chocolate Cream
Foreground: Null 
Background: #743D1C 

Preset Shape: Ellipse 
Line Width: 2 
Line Style: rounded line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Hold down the Shift Key and draw a circle in the ninth block  

Foreground Color: #E4DAAA 
Background: Null 

Draw tool 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: Checked 
Line width: 4 
Line Style: rounded line 

Draw another squiggle 

Object Selector Tool 
Draw a box around the entire candy 

Right Click/Copy 
New vector layer: candy 5a 
Right click/Paste New Vector Selection 
Paste into the tenth block 

Foreground Color: #743D1C 
Background Color: #9C6F54 

Preset shape: Rectangle 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 
Line width: 3 
Line Style: rounded line 

Draw a small rectangle across the lower part of the shape 
 
Layer Palette 
Click the + next to candy 5a 
click ellipse 

Object Selector 
Right Click/Node Edit 
Adjust the lower nodes to match the rectangle 
 
Save 

9. Candy 6 - Orange Cream 
 Foreground: Null 
Background Color: #572311 

Preset Shape: Rounded Rectangle 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: Checked 
Line Width: 3 
Line Style: rounded line 

Draw candy shape in block 11 
Object Selector 
Node Edit 
Edit as desired 

Foreground Color: #BD6B44 
Background: Null 

Draw Tool 
Type: Freehand Line 
Width: 2 
Line style: rounded line 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: Checked 

Decorate the top as desired 

Object Selector Tool 
Draw a box around the entire candy 

Right Click/Copy 
New vector layer: candy 6a 
Right click/Paste New Vector Selection 
Paste into the twelfth block 

Background Color: #572311 
Foreground color: #F2CC67 

Preset Shape: Rounded Rectangle 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: Checked 
Line Width: 3 
Line Style: rounded line 

Draw a small rectangle 
Edit to fit main shape 
Save 

10. Candy 7 - Mint Cream 
Foreground: Null 
Background color: #2F0800 

Preset Shape: Ellipse 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: Checked 
Line Width: 1 
Line Style: rounded line 

Hold down the Shift Key  
while drawing to create a perfect Circle 

Object Selector Tool 
Draw a box around the entire candy 

Right Click/Copy 
New vector layer: candy 7a 
Right click/Paste New Vector Selection 
Paste into the fourteenth block 

Foreground Color: #2F0800 
Background color: #FFFFFF 

Preset Shape: Rectangle 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: Checked 
Line Width: 1 
Line Style: rounded line 

Draw a thin rectangle across one end of the candy 
 
Object Selector/Node Edit 
Adjust the nodes to fit the shape of the candy 

Click on the ellipse below the rectangle 
Right click/Node edit 
Add a node where the ellipse crosses the bottom of the rectangle 
Add one on the other side 
Click the bottom node 
Tap the delete key 
 
Right click/Quit Node Editing. 

Save 

11. Candy 8 - Nut Crunch 
New Vector Layer: candy 8 
Foreground: Null 
Background Color: #743D1C 

Preset Shapes: Starburst 3 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Place the shape in block 15 
Save 

12. Candy 9 - Chocolate Covered Cashews 
New Vector Layer: candy 9 

Foreground: Null 
Background Color: #743D1C 

Preset Shapes: ellipse 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Draw 2 small ellipses in block 16 

Object Selector 
Click on one of the ellipses 
Right Click/Node Edit 
Adjust the nodes until you have a sort of comma shape 
Right Click/Quit Node Editing 
Repeat for the other ellipse 
Save 

13. Saving The Shapes 
Shift D to make a new copy of your candies 
Close the original 
Object Selector 
Draw a box around the first candy 
Right Click/Group 

Draw a box around the second candy 
Right click/Group 

Continue Selecting and Grouping each candy that has 
more than one part 

Layer Palette 
Click on the + next to candy 1 
Double Click on Group 1 
Rename it: choco cherry 

Repeat for all the grouped candies 

For the candies with no group 
Click on the + sign next to the candy 
Double click on the next layer and rename it 

Object Selector 
Click on any blank space to make sure none of the objects are selected 
File/Export/Shape 
Name it Candies 
Click Ok 

Check it out 
Preset Shape 
Click the Tool Options window and you will now see each candy as a separate shape 

Now close this copy [I don't save this one] 

On To Page Two to Finish the Candies

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  02/07/03

If you have any questions or need help,   feel free to email me LadyFox

 
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