Cutout Kaleidoscope Easter Eggs
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,
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:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.
Your saved egg from the Pattern Egg Tutorial.
If you don't have that ~ hop over there and do the first part of the tutorial,
'til it says "Save this image for the Cutout Kaleidoscope Egg tutorial".

Right-click and copy this color swatch:

Open up PSP and paste - poof there is the color swatch!

Open your saved egg.  You should have one layer with the egg that has the contracted color rings.  You might also have an unused bottom layer.  Rename your layer with the egg on it to something like egg.  Activate your egg layer.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Selections > Defloat.

Add a new raster layer and name it solid.

Fill the selection with your choice of the spring colors.  I am using the green.

Selections > Select none.

Layers > Arrange > Send to bottom.

Activate your egg layer.

Effects > Reflection Effects > Kaleidoscope > these settings:
Horizontal offset 1
Vertical offset -5
Rotation angle 270
Scale factor 0
Petals 8
Orbits 0
Suction 100


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Activate your solid layer.

Select your selection tool.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Selections > Defloat.

Activate your egg layer.

Selections > Invert.

Hit your delete key.

Selections > Invert.

Click inside your egg.  Your selection should now go around the pattern created by the Kaleidoscope.


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Selections > Defloat.

Activate your solid layer.

Selections > Invert.

Selections > Float.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 6
Opacity 50
Blur 19
Shadow color black

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Selections > Defloat.


(Click for larger view.)

Activate your topmost layer.

Add a new raster layer and name it shadow.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal -11
Opacity 50
Blur 64.3
Shadow color black

Add a new raster layer and name it highlight.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 6
Opacity 44
Blur 25
Shadow color white

Selections > Select none.

Right click one of your other layers and Merge > Merge visible.

Try out different Kaleidoscope settings!

Enjoy!

           

Please visit the next page to see examples made by my testers.

 

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