Paint Shop Pro Tutorials by Karen
There might come a time when you need marbles for graphics, like if you make childrens images or
design a virtual playroom for instance... so why not make your own and take all the credit!!!
You will need a glass globe tube... you can download mine HERE ... unzip into your tubes folder.
Here`s how I make my marbles...
Start a new image as in fig 1.
Go up to effects / texture effects / sculpture,
choose a fill pattern with either a glass effect or at least two colours then click OK. (fig 2)
Now go effects / geometric effects / circle (fig 3)
Then effects / geometric effects / twirl (as fig 4) OK.
Click on freehand tool (lasso) right click it and choose tool options, set as fig 5.
Now use the pointer to draw and select the twirly bit in the centre,
resembling the coloured bit of a marble as close as possible. (fig 6)
Right click your selection then go edit / copy / edit / paste as new image
and close the original as it`s no longer required.
Now go effects / geometric effects /pinch (as fig 7 ) click OK
Click on the deformation tool and use the pointer to drag the top and bottom
towards each other to narrow down the image a bit. (fig 8)
Next go image / canvas size (fig 9) click OK.
Go up to layers / new raster layer (fig 10) OK
Click on the tubes icon, right click it and select tool options.
Choose a glass globe and close dialogue box. (fig 11)
Click on your image to add the glass. If like mine it doesn`t fit, use the deformation tool to resize/reposition the glass, or resize the tube at the tubes tool then add to image (fig 13)
(the glass shopuld just about cover the coloured part end to edge).
Now go layers / merge / merge visible, resize the marble if you wish
then save as tube or psp image for future use.
That`s it!... why not try different colours and make a set...have fun!!!
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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial which was written for pspv7 but should adapt for other versions