Lacey 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.
Eliminate Black filter ~ download here.
Screenworks filter ~ download here.
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, with your choice of color.  I am using #FC9C9C (pink).

Set your shapes tool to:
ww-egg
antialias & vector checked
line width 1
line style solid

Start in the top right and draw an egg about 270 x 350 (third set of numbers at the bottom).  The size is not critical, just draw out a nice big egg!

Objects > Align > Center in Canvas.

In the layer palette right click on your vector layer and convert to raster, rename this layer egg.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Selections > Defloat.

Add a new raster layer and name it lace.

Flood fill this selection with your lace color.  I am using #EDE3D3 (ecru).

Effects > Plug-in filters > Screenworks > Fabric Weave.

Effects > Plug-in filters > Transparency > Eliminate Black.

Selections > Select none.

Image > Resize > these settings:
125% of original width & height
All layers UNchecked
Maintain aspect ratio checked

Effects > Reflection effects > Pattern > these settings:
Horizontal offset -33
Vertical offset -74
Rotation angle 350
Scale factor -20
Columns 8
Rows 5
Horizontal & Vertical shift 0



(Click for larger view.)

Effects > Geometric effects > Perspective-Vertical > -64.

Activate your egg layer.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Selections > Invert.

Activate your lace layer and hit the delete key.

Selections > Invert.

Add a new raster layer and name it shadow.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical -20
Horizontal -4
Opacity 41
Blur 76.5
Shadow color black

Add a new raster layer and name it highlight.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical  8
Horizontal 4
Opacity 30
Blur 25.9
Shadow color white

Selections > Select none.

In your layer palette right click one of your layers and Merge > Merge visible.

Make eggs playing with the settings in Pattern.

Enjoy!

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

 

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