(50% of finished size.)


This is a very simple tutorial because I only show you the basics.
Have fun with this one!

This tutorial was created and put on this site on February 18, 2002.
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,
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For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 ~ download a trial version.

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

Set your background to a medium color and your foreground to a color that is darker.  I used reds, #C00000 & #800000.
(You could also set your background to a pattern fill if you wish.  Then set your foreground color to one that complements your pattern.)

Select your shapes tool and set at:
Triangle
Line width 1
Antialias checked


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Draw a tall triangle.


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Add a new layer.

Set your shapes tool to:
Ellipse
Line width 1
Antialias checked


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Draw the bottom opening of the hat by making a skinny ellipse as wide as the bottom of your triangle.


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Using your mover tool move the ellipse up a bit.


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Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 11
Opacity 31
Blur 18.8
Color #400000 (or one that goes with your hat color)


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Effects > Noise > Add > 2-3% and Uniform checked.

Selections > Select none.

Activate the triangle layer.

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Float.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 23
Opacity 31
Blur 46.3
Color same


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Effects > Noise > Add > 2-3% and Uniform checked.

Selections > Select none.

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