Oriental Fan

©Doodles by LadyFox  03/18/03


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This tutorial was done with PSP7   
but could be done with other versions.

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    
Super Blade Pro  
    Download a trial version of Super Blade Pro  
Marvella's gold_glitter Super Blade Pro Preset 
     If anyone has a current URL for Marvella Please let me know 

Rounded Line - If you don't have one, my Chocolates tutorial tells how to make one. 

Basic knowledge of vectors and layers

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


Drag the arrow to mark your place

1. Lets Begin
New Image  500 x 500 
File/Save As:   fan.psp 
Flood Fill with a medium color to make it easier to see what you are drawing.  
I used #4EC079
2. Make Some Guides
New VectorLayer: guides 1 

Foreground: #FF0000 
Background: Null 

Preset Shape: Ellipse 
Line Width: 1 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: checked 
Line style: #1 solid 

Place the cursor on 10, 10 
Click and drag to 490, 490 

Draw Tool 
Type: Single Line 
Width: 8 
Line style: solid line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Place cursor at about 3, 3 
Hold down the Shift Key and draw a line to the opposite corner 
Note: Holding down the Shift Key will only let you draw lines at 45° increments 

Object Selector 
Right click/ Align/Center in canvas 

Place the cursor at about 496, 3 and draw another diagonal line to the opposite corner 

Object Selector 
Right click/ Align/Center in canvas 

3.  More Guides
New VectorLayer: guides 2  

Foreground: #000000 
Background: Null  

Preset Shape: Starburst 3  
Line Width: 1 
Antialias: Checked 
Create as vector: checked 
Line style: #1 solid 

Place the cursor on 25, 25 
Click and drag to 475, 475 

Object Selector 
Right click/ Align/Center in canvas 

Place cursor on 175, 175 
Click and drag to 325, 325 

Object Selector  
Right click/ Align/Center in canvas 

These are the guides for drawing the fan 

4. The Spokes
 New VectorLayer: spokes 

Foreground: #ECCEA4 
Background: Null  

Draw Tool  
Type: Point to Point Line 
Width: 8 
Line style: rounded line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Click at one point on the large guide 
then on the corresponding one on the small guide 

Right click/ Quit Node Editing 

Continue adding spokes until the fan is open as much as you want 
 
Layer Palette 
Click on the spoke layer and drag it below the guides for now 

5. The Fan
 New VectorLayer: fan 

Foreground: Null  
Background: #FFFFFF 

Draw Tool  
Type: Point to Point Line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 
Close path: checked 

Start at one edge and click the point 
Then click the valley next to it 
continue clicking around the top of the fan until you reach the other edge 
Move down to the inner circle and continue clicking peaks and valleys 
Then back up to where you started 
 
Right click/ Quit Node Editing 

6. Adjust the Spokes
 You now have the main part of the fan 
I know you can't see the spokes now, we are going to fix that right now 

Make spokes the active layer 
Layers/ Arrange/ Bring to top 
Move guides 2 just below this layer so you can see the points 

Object Selector  
Click on the first spoke 
Right click/ Node Edit 
Grab the top node and pull it out to the red guide line 
Grab the bottom node and pull it to the point where the red lines cross 
Check to see that the spokes are still lined up with the points.  Adjust if necessary 
 
Do this for each spoke 

7. Smooth Out The Fan
Delete the two guide layers 
Move the fan layer to the top 

Object Selector  
Click on the shape 
Right click/ Node Edit 

Click on one of the valley points 
CTRL + S to make it symmetric 
Then push it up slightly to make more of a curve 
Right Click/ quit Node Editing 

Do this for all of the valley points top and bottom 
Zoom in to see the bottom points better 
 

8. The Folds 
New VectorLayer: folds 

Foreground: #C0C0C0 
Background: Null  

Draw Tool  
Type: Point to Point Line 
Width: 1 
Line style: solid line 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Click on one point then down to the corresponding point on the bottom 
Right click/ Quit Node Editing 

Continue making lines for all the points and valleys to make the fan folds 

9. The Edges 
New Vectorlayer: edges 

Make Spokes the Active Layer 

Object Selector  
Click on one of the edge spokes 
Hold down the Shift key and click the other edge spoke 
Right click/ Copy 

Make edge the active layer 
right click/ Paste as new vector object 
Line these up with the lower ones 
Right click/ Properties 
Change stroke width: to 10 

10. The Tails 
New VectorLayer: tails 

Foreground: #FFFFFF 
Background: Null  

Draw Tool  
Type: Freehand Line 
Line width: 10 
Line style: rounded 
Antialias: checked 
Create as vector: checked 
Close path:  NOT checked 

Draw two flowing lines for the strings 

11. Saving the Shape  
Save your work 
Shift + D to make a copy 
Close the original 
I save this copy as: work because I delete it when I am done 
Also because when you group vector objects they all end up  
on the same layer I like to do sub groups and also name my objects. 
This way when I use the shape I am not fishing for the parts  
if I want to edit something. 

Because the background is a Raster Layer grouping will not effect it  
so leave it turned on if it makes viewing easier 
 
Turn off all layers except the tails 

Object Selector  
Draw a box around the two lines 
Right Click/ Group 

Layer Palette 
Click the + next to tails 
Double Click on Group 1 
Rename it tails 
Click the + beside this layer 
Double click on each freehand layer 
Rename string 1 and string 2 
Click the -  signs to close them back up 

Turn off this layer and turn on edge 
Group and name as above 

Turn off this layer and turn on folds 
Group and rename as above 

Turn off this layer and turn on fan 
Because there is only one object on this layer  
I just renamed drawing to fan 

Turn off this layer and turn on spokes 
Group and name as above 

Turn all layers back on 

Object Selector  
Draw a box around the entire fan 
Right click/ Group 

Now you will see Group 5 
with all the other groups below it 
and all the new names have remained 

Double Click on Group 5 and rename it: Fan 

File/Export/Shape  
Give it a name 
Click OK 

Now check to make sure it is there 
Make Layer 1 the Active Layer 
Layers/View/ Current Only 

Preset Shape:  Fan 
Retain shape: checked 
Create as vector: checked 

Draw out your fan 

Layer Palette 
You should have a new Vectorlayer there 
Take a look and you will see that all the sub groups and names are there. 

Close out work.psp and you can now delete it. 

On To Page 2 To Finish Up

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  03/18/03
If you have any questions or need help,   feel free to email  LadyFox
 
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