Pine Cone


Pine Branch was made from Island Girl's Pine Branch Tutorial  
Bow was made from Purrcat's Wire Edged Ribbon Tutorial

©Doodles by LadyFox  11/30/02

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This tutorial was done with PSP7   
but could be done with other versions.

    All of my tutorials are written following the steps I used to make my graphic.   

It is fine to make yours exactly as I did mine, but it is my hope that  you will do it your way and make it uniquely yours.

 
YOU WILL NEED
Paint Shop Pro 7 - Download a trial version   
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: 200 x 200 
File/Save As: PineCone.psp
2. Make The Gradient
Foreground solid color: 5A2002 
Background solid color: B87116 
 
Foreground Style: Null 
Background Style: Gradient 
 
Style: sunburst 
Horizontal: 50 
Vertical: 50 
Repeats: 0 
Invert gradient: not checked 

Make The Gradient 
Click on the Background Style Window 
Click the Edit button 
Click the New button 
New Gradient Window: Pinecone 
 
Gradient Editor Window: 
Click the left paint bottle - it's cap should be black 
Click the color window and type in 5A2002 in the HTML code box 
Click the right paint bottle - it's cap should turn black 
Click the color window and type in B87116 in the HTML code box 

3. The Pine Cone - Set-up
View/Grid 
View/Change Grid and Guide Properties 
Units: Pixels 
Horizontal spacing: 20 
Vertical spacing: 20 
Line color: black 

Foreground Solid Color: 6C370C 

Foreground Style: solid 
Background Style: gradient 

Preset Shape  
 
Flower 7 
Antialias: checked 
Create as Vector: checked 
Line width: 1 
Line style: solid line

4. The Pine Cone - Drawing Part 1
Place cursor at 20,20 
Click and drag to 100,100 
 
 
View/Grid - Turn off the grid for now 

Object Selector 
Move down to the bottom of the screen 
 
Right click: Copy 
Right click: Paste New Vector Selection 
Move this one just above the first one 
Continue pasting until there are 6 layers 

5. The Pine Cone - Drawing Part 2
View/grid - Turn grid back on 

Preset Shape  
Same as above 

Place cursor at 20,20 
Click and drag to 80,80 

View/Grid - Turn off the grid for now 

Object Selector 
Move and arrange just above the last layer 
Right click: Copy 
Right click: Paste New Vector Selection 
Arrange as before 
Continue pasting until there are 4 layers 

6. The Pine Cone - Drawing Part 3
View/grid - Turn grid back on 

Preset Shape  
 
Flower  
Antialias: checked 
Create as Vector: checked 
Line width: 1 
Line style: solid line 

Place cursor at 20,20 
Click and drag to 60,60 

View/Grid - Turn off the grid 

Object Selector 
Move and arrange as before 
Right click: Copy 
Right click: Paste New Vector Selection 
arrange  

7. The Pine Cone - Rotating
Open Layer Palette 
Click the + next to the vectorlayer 
Working from the top down, turn off all but the last two objects 
Click on the next to the last object 
 
Go to the image and rotate the flower slightly so it overlaps the bottom flower 
Working towards the top turn on objects 
and rotate every other one 
8. The Pine Cone - Drawing Part 4
View/Grid 

Preset Shape  
Same as above 

Place cursor at 20,20 
click and drag out to 40,40 
Move this object to the very top and the pine cone is done 

9. The Pine Cone - Shape
Object Selector 
Draw a box to surround the pinecone 
Right Click: Group 
 
Layer Palette 
Double click on Group 1 and rename it to Pinecone 

File/Export/Shape 
if the warning window comes up just click OK 
Name shape: Pinecone

10. The Pine Cone - Finished
Layer Palette 
Right click on Vectorlayer: Convert To RasterLayer 

File/Export/Picture Tube: Pinecone 

Now we have a preset shape and a tube of the pine cone.

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  11/30/02
If you have any questions or need help,  feel free to email me LadyFox

 
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