Easter Egg Basket
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.
My egg shape  ~  download here.
(Unzip into Programs\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7\Shapes.)

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

Set your foreground to null and your background to solid fill with your choice of color.  I am using #98A3E8.

Select your shapes tool and set at:
ww-egg
antialias & vector checked
line width 1
line style solid

Draw a large egg.

Objects > Align > Center in Canvas.

In your layer palette right click on your vector layer and convert to raster.

Select your selection tool and set at:
ellipse
feather 0
antialias checked

Draw a wide ellipse around the top half of your egg.

Selections > Promote to layer.

Activate the layer with the whole egg on it and hit the delete key.  Rename this layer bottom and the other layer top.

Selections > Select none.

Activate your top layer.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Selections > Modify > Contract > 20.

Hit your delete key.

Selections > Select none.

Effects > Texture effects > Weave > these settings:
Gap size 1
Width 10
Opacity 100
Weave color #2E41A0
(if you are using the same starting color as I am.)
Gap color #182150
(if you are using the same starting color as I am.)
Fill gaps checked

Activate your bottom layer.

Effects > Texture effects > Weave > same settings.

Turn off your bottom layer.

Select your lasso tool and set at:
point to point
feather 0
antialias UNchecked

If need be - View > Zoom in by 1.

You want to select the "inside" piece of the basket.  I have drawn a solid line about where you should select.

Selections > Invert.

Selections > Promote to layer.

Activate the layer named top and hit your delete key.  Rename this layer inside.

Rename the promoted layer handle.

Selections > Select none.

Make sure your handle layer is active.

Effects > 3D effects > Inner Bevel > these settings:
Bevel  Rounded
Width  31
Smoothness  73
Depth  5
Ambience  0
Shininess  12
Color  White
Angle  315
Intensity  45

Elevation  30


Activate the inside layer.

Colors > Adjust > Brightness/Contrast > these settings:
Brightness -40
Contrast 0

Arrange the layers so that they are in the following order:
bottom
handle
inside

Activate your "bottom" layer.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Selections > Defloat.

Add a new raster layer and name it shadow.

Effects > 3D effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal -11
Vertical -6
Opacity 60
Blur 50
Shadow color black

Add a new raster layer and name it highlight.

Effects > 3D effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal 4
Vertical 1
Opacity 40
Blur 20
Shadow color white

Turn off your inside and handle layers.

Right click one of the other layers and Merge > Merge visible.  Rename this layer outside.

Turn off your outside layer. Right click one of the other layers and Merge > Merge visible.  Rename this layer inside.

Now to fill your basket add a new layer between the outside and inside layers.

Enjoy!

 

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