Painting With PSP Tubes

Picture One

Two Unicorns

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.

 Picture 1

Next to Picture 2


2009   Graphics By Ruth


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