Easy Fun Flowers

©Doodles by LadyFox  04/15/04

 Free Translation

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Feel free to email me LadyFox

This tutorial was done with PSP8   
Cannot be done with other versions

All of my tutorials are written following the steps I used to make my graphic.   
It is my hope that you will take what I provide 
and do your own thing with it. 

 

YOU WILL NEED

Paint Shop Pro  -  Download a trial version   
Eye Candy 4000 - 30 day trial   I used this one
      Eye Candy 3.1 - free
     Settings for this shown in orange  
Basic knowledge of vectors and layers

Remember to SaveOften  


 Drag the arrow to mark your place

This is a fun easy way of making flowers and does not contain any vectors

1.

Lets Begin

New Image 400 x 400
File/Save As:fun-flowers.pspimage

View/ Grid [Ctrl+Alt+G]

View/ Change, Grid, Guide & Snap Properties
Current image settings
Position
Horizontal grids: 200
Vertical grids: 200
Units: pixels

2.

 Flower One

Paint Brush
Click on the arrow below Presets: 

Select: Sheet Metal
Use the default settings except:
Change Size to: 55

Note: You can click on the first preset then type the first letter of the 
brush you want "S" and it will skip down to the S's


Foreground Color: #EA501A
Background Color: #FDC0AD
I just drew a donut shape with a twist on top in the upper left grid

I used Eye Candy 4000
Settings for Eye Candy 3.1 are shown in: orange
The screen shots are all done with Eye Candy 4000

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 4000/ Jiggle
Movement Type: Brownian Motion
Bubble Size (pixels): 3.00
Warp Amount (pixels): 20.77
Twist : 76
Seamless tile: Not checked
Random Seed: 1

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 3.1/ Jiggle
Bubble size: 5
Warp Amount: 21
Twist(*): 76
Movement Type: Brownian Motion


Adjust/ Noise/ Add
Uniform: checked
Noise: 25%
Monochrome: checked

New Raster Layer

Change:
Brush Size to: 35

Draw a smaller blob on top of the first one

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 4000/ Jiggle
Same settings

Adjust/ Noise/ Add
Same settings

Layer Palette
Right click on one of the layers/ Merge/ Merge Visible

Double click on Merged and rename: flower 1

3.

 Flower Two

New Raster Layer

Paint Brush

Click on the arrow below Presets: 

Select: Floral
Use the default settings except:
Change Size to: 40

Foreground Color: #8202D4
Background Color: #DCCCFE

Draw another blob in the second section

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 4000/ Jiggle
Movement Type: Bubbles
Bubble Size (pixels): 3.00
Warp Amount (pixels): 36.88
Twist : 99
Seamless tile: Not checked
Random Seed: 1

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 3.1/ Jiggle
Bubble size: 5
Warp Amount: 72
Twist(*): 99
Movement Type: Turbulence


Adjust/ Noise/ Add
Uniform: checked
Noise: 40%
Monochrome: checked

New Raster layer

View/ Palettes/ Brush Variance [F11]
Change:
Color Blend: 50
Size: 5

Draw a smaller blob on top of the first one

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 4000/ Jiggle

Adjust/ Noise/ Add

Layer Palette
Double Click on Raster 2
Click on the arrow next to Blend Modes
Scroll down and select: Dissolve
Click OK
Drag the opacity slider to the desired percentage

Note: as you lower the opacity the image dissolves 
letting some of the layer below show through


Layer Palette
Click the eye next to flower 1 to turn it off

Right click on one of the remaining two layers
Merge/ Merge visible

Layer Palette
Rename: flower 2

Turn flower 1 back on

4.

 Flower 3

New Raster Layer

Paint Brush
Click on the arrow below Presets: 

Select: Hair - tight curls
Use the default settings:

Foreground Color: #FCF0D0
Background Color: #F3BD39

Draw another blob in the third block

Adjust/ Sharpness/ Sharpen More

The Auto Actions window may pop up saying that the paintbrush will reset
I don't know why it does it with some brushes but not all
Just click OK

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 4000/ Jiggle
Movement Type: Brownian Motion
Bubble Size (pixels): 23.81
Warp Amount (pixels): 23.81
Twist : 11
Seamless tile: Not checked
Random Seed: 1

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 3.1/ Jiggle
Bubble size: 24
Warp Amount: 50
Twist(*): 99
Movement Type: Turbulence


Adjust/ Noise/ Add
Uniform: checked
Noise: 20%
Monochrome: checked

New Raster layer

Draw another blob

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 4000/ Jiggle

Adjust/ Noise/ Add

Adjust/ Sharpness/ Sharpen

Turn off everything except the two layers of this flower
Merge the two layers and rename: flower 3

Turn all  layers back on

5.

 Flower 4

New Raster Layer

Paint Brush
Click on the arrow below Presets: 

Select: Chenille
Use the default settings:

Foreground Color: #EEC2C5
Background Color: #C74557

Draw another blob in the last block

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 4000/ Swirl
Whirlpool Spacing [pixels]: 27.36
Smear Length [pixels]: 3.60
Twist [%]: 5
Streak detail: 80
Seamless tile: Not checked
Random Seed: 1

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 3.1/ Swirl
Whirlpool Spacing [pixels]: 27
Smear Length [pixels]: 4
Twist [%]: 5
Streak detail: 80
Warp: marked
Smooth: marked


Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 4000/ Jiggle
Movement Type: Turbulence
Bubble Size (pixels): 38.87
Warp Amount (pixels): 7.59
Twist : 79
Seamless tile: Not checked
Random Seed: 224

Effects/ Plugins/ Eye Candy 3.1/ Jiggle
Bubble size: 38
Warp Amount: 8
Twist(*): 79
Movement Type: Turbulence


Rename layer: flower 4

6.

 

Turn on all layers
Layers/ Merge/ Merge Visible

File/ Export/ Picture tube
Fill in:
Cells Across: 2
Cells Down: 2
Tube name: FunFlowers.PSPTube

Note: You will notice in the screen shot that I put LF_
before Fun Flowers. I do this to all my tubes. 
That way they will sort together, and I can easily tell which ones are mine

Note: This was only a sampling of what can be done. Try out some of the other brushes that came with PSP8

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  04/15/04

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

 

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