This tutorial was created and put on this site on November 1, 2001.
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.
Woodgrain & Pinwheel textures ~ download here.
(Unzip into your PSP Texture folder.)
Selection files ~ download here.
(Unzip into a convenient folder.)
Color chart ~ grab it here.
(Right click and save it then open in PSP.)

This tutorial uses no plug-ins.
This tutorial is not difficult but has a lot of steps and layers.  I do not name my layers but I would advise you name them.  The easiest name to use is that of the selection you are about to use on that layer.

This tutorial is graphic intensive, please allow the pages to load completely.

Ok let's get crackin'!

Open a new graphic:

320 x 600 pixels
Resolution 150.000
Transparent
24 Bit

File > Save as > nutcracker.psp
Every couple of steps be sure to hit your save button.

Add a new layer.

Selections > Load from disk... > find your unzipped folder > body.sel > open.

Set your foreground color to black.

Flood fill the selection.

Selections > Modify > Contract > 2 > Ok.

Set your foreground color to #C00000 and background to #800000.

Set your Styles boxes to solid for both and set your background Texture box to Woodgrain2. 

Below your color pallet show look like this:

Click once inside your selection with the left mouse button and then once with the right mouse button.  What you are doing is filling with your foreground color then overlaying it with the textured background color.

Selections > Float.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:

Vertical & Horizontal  -11
Opacity  47
Blur  73.7
Color  Black


(Click for larger view.)

Click ok.

Selections > Select none.


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