Painting With PSP Tubes
I love painting pictures using picture tubes. But I must tell you that
I am very lousy at writing tutorials. So you will need to have a fair knowledge
of PSP if you want to try using any of my backgrounds and tubes to
paint your own pictures. You will need to know how to work with, the eraser, color
changing, layers, drop shadows and the deformation tool. And especially the undo.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I will see if I can help you out.
You will need to familiarize yourself with the Color tools in PSP. Try them all out to see what
they do. Click on colors .. then choose any of the options and play around with them. The
one I use most is Adjust then Hue/Saturation/lightness. You will notice that the tubes
usually don't match colors with each other very well, so by changing the hue
or the saturation or the brightness you can make them look as if they really belong with
each other. I usually use each tube on its own layer so that I can move it around or
change its size and color with the deformation tool. By keeping it on it's own layer, you can
alter only the things on that layer without affecting the other layers.
This is the original background. If you would like to use it, click on it
and then right click and save to your own files.
You will notice that the background here has been reduced from its original size.
It is much better to reduce the size rather than enlarge it. Enlarging can
cause your picture to pixilate if you enlarge it too much
These are the tubes I used with this picture. If you would like to have them, just
click on the one you want and unzip it to your PSP tube files.
Above and below are the finished picture in two different frames.
© 2009 Graphics By Ruth