Mandala Plates

©Doodles by LadyFox  01/16/2011

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This tutorial was done with PSP9   
but could 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. 



Paint Shop Pro -  Download a trial version 
A tube to work with I used a tube by Nonny
I have provided the tube I used
Basic knowledge of layers  

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

Drag the arrow to mark your place

I thought these resembled Plates


Let's Begin

Open the tube nonny-2010-fall-flower-01
Edit/Copy [Ctrl+C]

New Image 400x400
Selections/ Select All [Ctrl+A]

Edit/ Paste/ Paste Into Selection [Ctrl+Shift+L]

Selections/ Select None [Ctrl+D]

Selection Tool [S]
Selection type: Circle
mode: Replace
Feather: 0
Anti-alias: checked

Make your selection

Effects/ Reflection Effects/ Kaleidoscope

Selections/ Invert [Ctrl+Shift+I]
Tap the Del Key

New Raster Layer

Effects/ 3D Effects/Drop Shadow
Offsets: 0
Opacity: 100
Blur: 50
color: #000000

Adjust the Opacity as desired
I used 50

I turned off the first layer to show the shading

New Raster Layer
Selections/ Modify/ Expand
Number of pixels: 70

Selections/ Invert [Ctrl+Shift+I]

Effects/ 3D Effects/Drop Shadow

Selections/ select None [Ctrl+D]

Adjust/Blur/ Gaussian Blur
Radius: 8.00

New Raster Layer
Foreground color: #ffffff

Paint Brush [B]
Brush: +Default
Size: 25
Hardness: 100
Step: 25
Density: 100
Thickness: 55
Rotation: 65
Opacity: 100
Blend Mode: Normal
Wet Look Paint: Checked

Brush Variance [F11]
Fade rate: 150
Impressions per step:1

Paint on two highlights

Adjust/Blur/ Gaussian Blur
Radius: 5.00

Merge Layers and Save


Plate 2

 I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial


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