POP? Art
tutorial by Whisper

 

This tutorial was created and put on this site on July 17, 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.

 

First we will make our mask.

Open a new image:
500 x 500 pixels
Transparent
Raster background
16.7 Million colors

Activate your Selection tool.

Click on the Custom selection button in the Tools Option palette.

Top & Left 0
Bottom & Right 250

Flood fill the selection with solid white.

Add a new raster layer and flood fill with solid black.

Selections > Select none.

Image > Mirror.

In the Layer Palette, right click on the top layer and duplicate.

Image > Mirror.

Image > Flip.

Activate the bottom layer, right click and duplicate.

Image > Mirror.

Image > Flip.

You should now have a large black and white checkered board.

Right click on any of the layers and Merge > Merge all.

Add a new raster layer.

Activate your Selection tool.

Click on the Custom selection button in the Tools Option palette.

Top & Left 125
Bottom & Right 375

Flood fill the selection with solid gray, I am using #808080.

Selections > Select none.

In the Layer Palette lower the opacity to 50.

Right click on either layer and Merge > Merge visible.

Now your mask is ready for use.  Go ahead and save it to your mask folder as a .jpg then minimize the mask.

Open an image of your choice or you may use the one I am using by right clicking on the image below, copy, then in PSP paste as a new image.

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