Painting Hollyhocks

©Doodles by LadyFox  10/06/07

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This tutorial was done with PSP9   
but could be done with version 8 or higher.

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 
Basic knowledge of PSP  

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


Drag the arrow to mark your place

1.

Lets Begin

New Image  400X400
File/Save As: hollyhocks.pspimage

2.

 House

  New Layer: house
Flood Fill with #dcae94

Adjust/ Add/Remove Noise/ Add Noise
Uniform
Noise: 10%
Monochrome: Checked
OK

Adjust/ Sharpness/ Sharpen
Repeat
3.  Window
  New Layer: window fill

Selection Tool [S]
Selection Type: Rectangle
Mode: Replace
Feather : 0
Anti-alias: NOT Checked

Select a rectangle for the window
{108x103 to 289x214}

Flood fill with #2e2820

Keep Selected

Layers/ Arrange/ Move Down

Keep Selected

Active Layer: house

Tap the Del Key

Keep Selected

Effects/ 3D Effects/ Drop Shadow
Offsets: -5
Opacity: 55
Blur: 15
Color: #6b5141
OK

Keep Selected

Effects/ 3D Effects/ Drop Shadow
Offsets: 5
Opacity: 55
Blur: 15
Color: #f1ded3
OK

Selections/ Select None [Ctrl+D]
4. Window Trim
  New Layer: window trim

#7d6543
#3f2e19

Paint Brush [B]
Shape: Round
Size: 5
Hardness: 80
Step: 1
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 100
Blend Mode: Normal

Brush Variance [F11]
Color Blend: 25

Place the brush at the top corner of the window opening
Click Once
Move The Brush to the opposite corner
Hold Down the Shift Key and Click Once

Repeat for the other edges

Add some dividers

Layers/ Arrange/ Move Down
5. Vegas
  Active Layer: house
New Layer: Vegas

Paint Brush [B]
Size: 35
Step: 200
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 100
Blend Mode: Normal

Brush Variance [F11]
Color Blend: 100

Place the brush at {59x50}
Click Once
Move the brush to {339x50}
Hold down the Shift Key and
Click Once

Adjust/ Add/Remove Noise/ Add Noise
OK

Layers/ Duplicate
Layers/ Properties
Lock transparency: Checked
OK

Flood Fill with #2e2820

Layers/ Duplicate
Layers/ Properties
Lock transparency: NOT Checked
OK

Raster Deform Tool [R]

Note: In PSP 7 it is called the Deformation tool
PSP8 calls it the Deform Tool [D]
PSPX it is the Pick Tool [K}

Click on the top middle node

Pull it upwards

Click the Reset Arrow

Click on the bottom middle node
Hold Down the Shift Key while you move the node to the left a little

Click the Reset Arrow

Click on the Rotation Pivot Point

Move the box down

Layers/ Arrange/ Move Down
Adjust/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur
Radius: 2.00
OK
Lower the Layer Opacity to : 35
6. Stems
  #445a29
#799354

Stem
New Layer: stems

Brush Tip: +Round 05
Size: 5
Hardness: 90
Step: 10
Density: 80
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 100
Blend Mode: Normal
Continuous: NOT Checked
Wet look paint: NOT Checked

Brush Variance Palette [F11]
Color blend: 100
Size: Fade In
Density: Direction
Fade rate: 130

Paint some stems
Paint from top to bottom
7. Leaves
  New Layer: leaves
#748460
#a1af85

Brush Tip: +Round 05
Size: 15
Hardness: 90
Step: 150
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 100
Blend Mode: Normal
Continuous: NOT Checked
Wet look paint: NOT Checked

Brush Variance Palette [F11]
Color blend: 100
Size: Fade In
Density: Normal
Fade rate: 100
Position Jitter: 250

Paint some leaves
Note you might have to go over the stem a couple of times to get the coverage you want

Paint from top to bottom
8. Flowers
  New Layer: flowers

#9b2d52
#e58bae

Change Brush Size to: 25

Brush Variance Palette
Change
Color Blend to: 50
Fade Rate to:1 55
Position Jitter to: 150

Starting down from the top a little paint on some flowers
9. Flower Centers
  New Layer: centers

#f7d561

Brush Tip +Round 05
Size: 3-7
Hardness: 25
Step: 1
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 100

Brush Variance Palette [F11]
Click the reset arrow

Place a dot in the center of the flowers

Repeat the layers to make more flowers if desired
10. Drop Shadow
  I added a drop shadow to each stem, leaf and flower layer

Effects/ 3D Effects/ Drop Shadow
Offsets: 3
Opacity: 35
Blur: 9.00
Color: black
OK
 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  10/06/07

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

 

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