Art by Alexei
Paint Shop Pro
8 or 9
Graphic of your choice or use the one provided here
Filters: PhotoEffex - scanlines
Simple – 4 way average
Greg’s Factory Output Vol 2 – spotlight
– lets push some PSP buttons!
Magic Wand Settings for this tutorial:
1. Open the graphic
you want to use or use the one provided here. Shift
Duplicate twice then close your original. Minimize one
2. Set up your
material pallet to your preference. I have selected
a light color from the graphic #afcdd7 and dark color
#728f85 the have selected a foreground/background gradient,
radial – angle 45/repeats 3
3. Activate your
main image & rotate 90 clockwise – all layers
4. Effects – Plugins – PhotoEffex –
5. Image –
Rotate 90 counterclockwise – all layers checked.
6. Image - Add
Borders - 2 pixel symmetric (any color not in your graphic).
Select with magic wand and flood fill with gradient.
– Invert – Effects – 3D Effects -
8. Repeat Cutout
with V (-2) / H (-2) leaving the other settings the
10. Add a 15
pixel border BLACK. Select the black border
Effects – 3D Effects – Inner Bevel –
apply once - then apply Inner Bevel again
(Apply the Inner Bevel twice)
12. Add a 2 pixel
border – select with magic wand and flood fill
13. Repeat Cutout
Steps 7 and 8 Deselect
14. Add a 25
pixel border, select. Change your material pallet to
pattern & bring up
the graphic that you minimized earlier as your pattern.
Set pattern at angle 148
scale 100. Fill the 25 pixel border with this pattern.
Do NOT deselect.
15. Effects – Reflection Effects – rotating
mirror Do NOT Deselect
16. Effects –
Plugins – Simple – 4 way average
17. Effects –
Plugins – PhotoEffex – Scanlines (same settings
18. Repeat Effects
– 3D Effects – Inner Bevel twice as in Step
20. Add 2 pixel
border, flood fill with gradient & Repeat Cutout
Steps 7 & 8. Deselect
21. Add 15 pixel
BLACK border – Select
22. Repeat Step
Scanlines same settings as before. Deselect
23. Add a 2 pixel
white border – select – Flood fill with
24. Repeat Cutout
Steps 7 & 8
26. Effects –
Plugins – Greg’s Output Factory Vol II –
Resize for your
Hope the creativity bug bites you in a big way.
Experiment and remember – play until you get it
the way you want it. There is no right or wrong way.