Baking Pies In PSP

©Doodles by LadyFox  08/27/07

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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   
Starburst 3 vector shape. If you need it  
Pie filling images. You can download mine  
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  300x300
File/Save As: pie.pspimage
Flood Fill with White

2.

 The Crust

  New Vector layer: crust

#ecd5a3
#d3b26d
Foreground Style: Null
Background Style: Gradient

Gradient: Foreground-background
Style: Sunburst
Repeats: 0
Invert: NOT Checked
Center Point: Horizontal and Vertical: 50
Link center and focal points: Checked
OK

Preset Shape Tool [P]
Shape Starburst 3
Retain Style: NOT Checked
Anti-alias: Checked
Create as vector: Checked
Line style: +Solid
Width: 1.00

Draw a shape
[15x15 to 285x285]

Pen Tool
Mode: Edit

Hold down the Shift Key while clicking on the outside nodes
[I work on about 10 at a time]
Ctrl+1
Ctrl+2
Right Click/ Node Type/ Smooth

Repeat for the remaining outer nodes

Click on any empty space to de-select

Working one node at a time move the outer nodes inward a little [making a nice scalloped edge]

Click Apply


Save as a preset shape [Optional]
File/ Save Copy As: pie 2 [Optional]

Right Click/ Create Raster Selection [CTRL+Shift+B]

Selections/ Load/Save Selection/ Save Selection to Alpha Chanel
Save

Layers/ Duplicate
Rename this layer: fill

Layers/ Duplicate
Rename this layer: lattice
Turn off this layer for now

Layers/ Duplicate
Rename this layer: edge
Turn off this layer for now
3. The Filling
  Open the filling of your choice
I used blueberries at 100%

Layer Palette
Active Layer: fill
Right Click/ Properties
Click on the Fill box


Click the Pattern Tab
Click the drop down arrow and select your fill
OK

Layers/ Convert to Raster

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

Place the cursor at 150x150
Click and drag it out to 265x265

Selections/ Invert [Ctrl+Shift+I]
Tap The Del Key
4. The Lattice
  Active Layer: lattice
Turn the view back on
Layers/ Convert to Raster Layer

Effects/ Texture Effects/ Weave
Gap size: 15
Width: 15
Opacity: 100
Weave Color: #c29338
Gap Color: #4e5277
Fill Gaps: checked
OK

Magic Wand
Mode: Replace
Match mode: RGB Value
Tolerance: 25
Contiguous: Checked
Feather: 0
Anti-alias: NOT Checked

Selections/ Modify/ Select color range
Tolerance: 15
Softness: 0
Reference Color: #4e5277
Add color range: Checked
OK

Tap the Del Key
5. The Edge
  Active Layer: fill
Magic Wand
Click on any blank area
Selections/ Modify/ Expand
Number of pixels: 3
Keep Selected

Active Layer: edge
Turn the view back on
Layers/ Convert to Raster Layer

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


New Raster Layer: edge shading

Foreground Color: #e4ca92
Background Color: #98610a

Airbrush
Brush Tip: +Round 25
Shape: Round
Size:15-25
Hardness: 5
Step: 10
Density: 15
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 25
Blend Mode: Normal
Rate: 5

Brush some of the dark color in the low areas and the light color in the high areas

Adjust/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur
Radius: 1.00

Active Layer: edge

Magic Wand
Click on the edge
Selections/ Invert [Ctrl+Shift+I]

Active Layer: edge shading
Tap the Del Key
Selections/ Select None [Ctrl+D]
6. Pie Shading
  New Raster Layer: pie shading

Selections/ Load/Save Selection/ Load Selection From Alpha Channel

Background Color: #98610a
Background Style: Gradient
Gradient: Fading background
Style: Sunburst
Repeats: 0
Invert: Checked
Horizontal and Vertical: 50
OK

Flood Fill with the gradient
Lower the opacity of this layer to 28

New Layer: pie shading 2

Change the Background Style back to Color
Air Brush
Brush on some additional color in spots

Brush on some additional color

Smudge Brush
Shape: Round
Size 15
Hardness: 25
Step: 1
Density: 30
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 20
Sample merged: NOT Checked

Smudge slightly

OK Your Pie Is Done
7. Cut Pie
  Now it is time to try a slice

Active Layer: crust
Layers/ Convert to Raster Layer

File/ Save

File/ Save As: pie-cut

Turn off Raster 1, crust and fill layers
Active Layer: lattice
Right Click/ Merge/ Merge Visible

Turn on all layers

Freehand Selection Tool
Selection type: Point to point
Mode: Replace
Feather: 0
Smoothing: 0
Anti-alias: Checked

Select a wedge of the pie

Tap the Del Key
Keep Selected and move to each layer then Tap the Del key


Active Layer: fill
Layers/ Duplicate

Selection Tool [S]
Change Selection Type to Rectangle

Select the fill
Move it down and slightly to the right

Freehand Selection Tool
Select the extra filling
Tap the Del Key

Select a small triangle at the edge to make the filling the shape of the pan
Tap the Del Key

Active Layer: crust

We are going to move and shape the bottom crust the same way we did the filling
8. Pie Slice
 
File/ Save

File/ Save As: pie-slice

Turn off Raster 1

Right Click/ Merge/ Merge Visible

Freehand Selection Tool
Select the part of the pie to remove
Tap The Del Key


There you have a nice slice of pie
 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  08/27/07

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

 

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