Victorian Nosegay Holder
Tutorial By Whisper

(50% of finished size.)

A big thanks to Sunshine Suzy-Q for helping me name this tutorial!!!  :o)

What a nice surprise ~ thanks Donna!!

This tutorial was created and put on this site on March 3, 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.
Blade pro or Super Blade Pro ~ download a demo here.
Diamond style line ~ download here, unzip into your PSP Styled Lines folder.
WW Cone Light gradient ~ download here, unzip into your PSP gradients folder.

Sharry's Place ~ get wonderful victorian flower tubes here!
(You will want some flowers to fill with.)

Right click and copy this tile:

Now in PSP, Edit > Paste > As new image.

Open a new image:
600 x 600 pixels
16.7 Million colors

File > Save as > vngholder.psp

Be sure to hit your save button on a regular basis!

(You may want to fill your first layer with a color so it is easier to work - it is up to you.)

Set your foreground to null and background to fill/pattern, set the pattern to the flower fill tile, angle 0 and scale 75%.

Grab your shapes tool and set at:
Vector & Antialias checked
Line width 1
Line style solid

Draw a triangle about 225 x 290 in size.

(Click for larger view.)

Activate your object selector tool, right click on your triangle and node edit.

We want to round out the bottom edge of the triangle.

Right click the bottom left node.  Node type > Curve before.

There should now be an adjuster arm going along the bottom edge of the triangle.  Grab that adjuster and pull it down and out a bit.

Right click the bottom right node.  Node type > Curve after.

There should now be an adjuster arm going along the bottom edge of the triangle on that side.  Grab that adjuster and pull it down and out a bit.

Play with these two adjuster arms until you get a nice rounded bottom.

Right click on your cone (yep it is now a cone shape!) and quit node edit.

(Click for larger view.)

Objects > Align > Center in canvas.

Edit > Copy.

Edit > Paste > As a new vector selection.

Click in your image to paste the copied cone.

Objects > Align > Center in canvas.

Right click on the cone > Properties.

Change the fill to gradient with these settings:
WW Cone Light
Style Radial
Horizontal 50
Vertical 0
Repeats 9

Looks a little dark?  Don't worry - watch this.....

Image > Flip.

In your layer palette right click on the vector layer and convert to raster.  Rename this layer "cone".

Take your mover tool and move the cone down a bit, so we have room for the chains.

(I placed my cursor at 300,200 and moved it down to 300,275.)

Grab your selection tool and set at:
Feather 0
Antialias checked

You may want to zoom in by one for this.

Draw an ellipse that will select the "inside" of our cone.
(*Note - once you have your selection drawn you can move it around by selecting your mover tool, right click and hold, now move the selection into place.)

I added the purple line to hopefully make the selection easier to see.

(Click for larger view.)

Once you have the selection in place, Selections > Promote to layer.  Rename this layer "inside".

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