Sugared Candy Sticks Tutorial
by Whisper


This tutorial was inspired by the Country Candy Jar by Natalie.
The Candy Jar is perfect for holding our Sugared Candy Sticks!
Thanks for the inspiration Natalie!

This tutorial was created and put on this site on October 9, 2002.
It is property of and 2001-2002 to Whisper's Web Works.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site,
email or elist without written permission directly from me. If you would like to share the url for this tutorial, you may do so without writing for permission, but I always welcome a "who, where" email.  Thank you.

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.
Bullet line ~ download here.
(Unzip into your Jasc Styled Lines folder.)
WW-Candy preset ~ download here.
(Unzip into your Jasc Presets folder.)


Open a new image:
300 x 400 pixels
16.7 Million colors

Add a new raster layer.

Step 1:
Set the background styles box to null and foreground styles box to any gradient with these settings:
Style Linear
Angle 45
Repeats 25-35

Step 2:
Select your draw tool and set at:
Single line
Width 20
Antialias checked
Vector UNchecked
Style bullet

Step 3:
Hold down the shift key and draw a line from top to bottom about 320 pix long.

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Step 4:
Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel > ww-candy preset:

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Add a new layer and repeat steps 1-4 but use a different gradient.

Repeat making sticks so that you have 6 sticks.

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Now you want to line them up.  Not all straight though.  So use your mover tool and stack them up.

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Turn off layer 1.

Layers > Merge > Merge visible.

Right click on your merged layer in your Layer Palette and duplicate.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic - Antique > these settings:
Columns & Rows 50
Tile opacity 50
Grout width 2
Grout opacity 20

Selections > Select none.

In the Layer Palette set the duplicated layer to 40-50 opacity and the blend mode to Screen.

Layers > Merge > Merge visible.

Now add whatever background you wish and save in your preferred format and/or tube your sugared candy sticks.

And here is Natalie's jar!
Thanks again Natalie!

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