Painting - Summer Garden

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  02/09/07

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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. 

 

YOU WILL NEED

Paint Shop Pro -  Download a trial version 
Brush Settings
Need Color Palette
Basic knowledge of layers and locations  

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


Drag the arrow to mark your place

1.

Lets Begin

New Image  500x400
File/Save As: Summer
I used a new layer for each item and named them the same as the items on the color chart. The brushes are also named corresponding to the layer names.

Open the Brush Settings page and print it out.  Keep it handy for reference while you work.  All the brush settings are listed there.

Open palette.jpg and keep it on your desktop.  A hint for using the palette. 
When you have a brush selected just hold down the Ctrl Key and run the mouse over the color you want to use.  Left Click for a Foreground Color and Right Click for a Background Color. 

2.

 Sketch

Layer: sketch
Color: sketch
Brush: sketch

Sketch in where you plan to place things

3.

 Sky

Layer: sky
Colors: sky

Gradient - Foreground-Background
Style: Linear
Angle: 0
Repeats: 1

Flood Fill with the gradient
Use the Move Tool to move the sky if desired

4.

 Grass

Layer: grass
Colors: grass

Gradient - Foreground-Background
Style: Linear
Angle: 0
Repeats: 0

Noise
5%
Gaussian
Monochrome

5.

 Clouds

Layer: clouds
Colors: clouds
Brush: clouds

Smudge Brush

Smudge in circles for Cumulus Clouds
Smudge back and forth for Cirrus Clouds

6.

 Sun

Layer: sun
Colors: sun
Brush: sun

Place the brush and click once

7.

 Dirt

Layer: dirt
Color: dirt
Brush: dirt

Add Noise
Amount 5%
Gaussian
Monochrome

8.

 Bricks

Layer: bricks
Colors: bricks
Brush: bricks

You can change Size of the Brush by one pixel at a time by pressing the following:
Alt+C to increase
Alt+X to decrease

9.

 Grass 2

Layer: grass 2
Colors: grass 2
Brush: grass 2

Move this layer below the brick layer

10.

Grass 3 

Layer: grass 3
Colors: grass 2
Brush: grass 2

Paint grass on other side of walk

11. Fence

 

Layer: fence
Colors: fence
Brush: fence

12.

Gate
  Layer: gate
Color: gate
Brush: gate

13.

Dirt 2
  Layer: dirt 2
Color: dirt
Brush: dirt 2

Add Noise
Amount 8%
Gaussian
Monochrome

14.

Vines
  Layer: vines
Colors: vines
Brush: vines

Paint some vines along the fence

15.

Flowers 1
  Layer: flowers 1
Colors: flowers 1
Brush: vines

Add some flowers to the vines

Lower layer opacity to 62

16.

Stems 1
  Layer: stems 1
Colors: stems 1
Brush: stems 1

17.

Edge
  Layer: edge
Colors: grass 2
Brush: grass 2

Brush Size: 5
Brush Rotation: 0

18.

Flowers 2
  Layer: Flowers 2
Colors: flowers 2
Brush: vine

Brush Size: 8

18.

Pine Trunk
  Layer: pine trunk
Colors: pine tree trunk
Brush: pine trunk

20.

Pine Top
  Layer: pine top
Colors: pine top
Brush: pint top

Place a green top on the tree
21. Branches 1
  Layer: branches 1
Colors: branches 1
Brush: pine branches

I started with a brush size of 10 at the very top and increased it up to 25 as I worked down the trunk using
Alt+C to increase
Alt+X to decrease
I also painted in a slight J stroke

Experiment to find what works for you

Note: I found it easier to control the brush if I zoomed in to about 200

These are the rotations I used
L / R
25 / 323
4 / 338
348 / 359
22. Branches 2
  Layer: branches 2
Colors: branches 2
Brush: pine branches

L / R
50 / 309
25 / 327
4 / 348
309 / 55
90
23. Branches 3
  Layer: branches 3
Colors: branches 3
Brush: pine branches

L / R
249 / 124
227 / 128
203 / 149
178 / 174
167 / 206
121 / 259
24. Branches 4
  Layer: branches 4
Colors: branches 4
Brush: pine branches

L / R
235 / 121
192 / 142
146 / 164
135 / 210
90

Drop Shadow
Offsets: 0
Opacity: 85
Blur: 1
Color: black
25. Tree 2
  Layer: tree 2
Colors: tree 2
Brush: tree 2

Draw a tree

Rotate brush as needed

Remember
Alt+C to increase
Alt+X to decrease

Adjust/ Softness/ Soften
26. Tree 2 Details
  Layer: tree 2 details
Colors: tree 2
Brush: tree 2

Swap Materials

Brush Size: 6

Add some highlights

Soften
27. Leaves
  Layer: Leaves
Colors: leaves
Brush: vine

Brush Size: 10

Two layers of leaves one behind tree one in front
28. Back Bushes
  Active Layer: sun

Layer: back bushes
Colors: back bushes
Brush: back bushes

Paint in some background bushes

Lower the layer Opacity to: 78
29. Bush
  Active Layer: leaves

Layer: bush
Colors: bush
Brush: vine

Brush Size: 10
Brush Step: 100
Brush Thickness: 60

Brush Variance Palette
Size: 2
30. Bush 2
  Layer: bush 2
Colors: bush
Brush: vine

Swap Materials

Brush Size: 8
31. Lilacs
  Layer: lilacs
Colors: lilacs
Brush: vine

Brush Size: 10
Brush Step: 200
Brush Density: 50
32. Dirt 3
  Layer: dirt 3
Color: dirt
Brush: dirt

Brush Thickness: 100
Brush Rotation: 0

Add Noise
Amount 5%
Gaussian
Monochrome
33. Edge 2
  Layer: edge 2
Colors: grass 2
Brush: grass 2

Brush Size: 5
34. Stems 2
  Layer: Stems 2
Colors: stems 2
Brush: stems 1
35. Flowers 3
  Layer: flowers 3
Colors: flowers 3
Brush: vine

Brush Size: 10
Brush Step: 200
Brush Density: 50
Brush Thickness: 100
36. Finish Up
  Sign your painting and add a frame
I used my Frame 2 tutorial for mine
 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  02/09/07

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

 

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