Deco Flower Tile Tutorial 
by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on January 15, 2003.
It is property of and 2001-2003 to Whisper's Web Works.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site,
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For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.
Simple Filters ~ download here.
WW-DarkChrome ~ download here, extract into your Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Gradients folder.
Pearl tube ~ download here, open in PSP and minimize.

 

Open a new image:
150 x 150 pixels
Transparent
16.7 Million colors

Set your foreground styles box to gradient.

Click on the styles box again and set your gradient to:
WW-DarkChrome
Linear
Angle & Repeats 0

Flood fill your image with the gradient.

Effects > Texture Effects > Blinds > these settings:
Width 10
Opacity 40
Color black
Horizontal & Light from left/top both checked

Effects > Geometric Effects > Circle.

This is how our image should be looking:

Using your selection tool set at rectangular, 0 feather, antialias UNchecked; place your cursor at 0,0 and draw to 150,75.

Selections > Promote to layer.

Activate layer 1 and hit your delete key.

Selections > Select none.

Using your mover tool you want to switch the top and bottom pieces like shown below.

Be sure your straight edge of your circle half, lines up with the edge of your image.

When you get the pieces just where you want them, right click on one of your layers in the layer palette and Merge > Merge visible.

Right click again on the merged layer and duplicate.

Image > Rotate > 90 degrees either direction, all layers UNchecked.

Add a new raster layer.

Change your gradient to angle 45.

Flood fill your new layer.

Layers > Arrange > Send to bottom.

On your layers Merged and Copy of Merged decrease the opacity to 50.

Bring up your pearl tube.

Using your selection tool draw a box around the pearl you would like to use.

Edit > Copy.

Activate your tile image.

Edit > Paste > As a new layer.

This will center your pearl on your tile.

You can close your pearl image.

Image > Resize > 50% of original, All layers UNchecked, Maintain ratio checked.

Right click on one of your layers in the layer palette and Merge > Merge visible.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Modify > Contract > 5 > ok.

Image > Crop to selection.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Simple > Diamonds.

All Done!

Try out different gradients and settings.

Visit page 2 for other examples made by my testers.

 

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