Drawing a Victorian Hatbox in PSP
The gold preset used on the oval shape is jan-puregold
You can download it here.
You can download the fine texture I used on the box
or use one you like. I know it's difficult to see the texture
on the image above, but it's just a very fine variation on the crystalize texture by Dizz.
The pretty, opaque bow on top of the box was made from
a tutorial by
Thanks, Skit! They really are lovely.
OK, let's get started!
| 1) Open a new image,
500x500 transparent background. I like to work on a large canvas,
but if you prefer smaller, that's fine too.
2) Preset shapes tool/ rectangle/ filled/ antialias checked/ create as vector unchecked. Start at coordinates 35/185 and end at 385/240.
3) If you're using the texture I used, go to texturizer filter/ load texture/ light crystalize/ scaling 100%/ relief 4/ light direction top left.
4) Add a new layer.
5) Using the preset shapes tool with the same settings as before, draw a rectangle from coordinates 25/185 to 395/240, and texturize as you did the first one.
6) Using a darker shade of whatever color you're making your box, add a drop shadow to the smaller rectangle as follows: Opacity 50%/ blur 6/ Vertical offset 4/ Horizontal offset 0.
7) Merge visible layers.
8) With your magic wand, click on the extraneous shadow that falls outside the box, then hit delete.
9) Add a new layer, and using the preset shapes tool, draw a white ellipse in the center of your box bottom. Modify selection/ contract by 3 and hit delete.
10) Click in the white border that's left after you hit delete, and then add a Blade Pro or other effect that you like.
11) Add a new layer, and place a picture that you like in the center of the oval you just created.
12) Add a new layer, and place flowers or whatever decoration you choose around the oval.
14)Merge visible layers.
13) With your selection tool, draw a rectangular shape around your box, then click inside it to select the box.
14) Keep selection active, add a new layer, and change your foreground color to a deeper shade of the box color.
15) Using the line tool/single line/ style stroked/ width 25/ antialias checked/ all others unchecked, draw a straight line from the top to the bottom of your box, beginning at about 90/185. Go to Blur/ gaussian blur/ radius 18 and click OK.
16) Keep selection active, and add a new layer. This time change your foreground color to white, and draw another line starting at coordinates 250/185 down to the bottom of the box. Again gaussian blur at radius 18 and click OK.
17) Keep selection active, and merge visible layers.
18) Add a new layer, and with your foreground color set to a darker shade of your box color, go to effects/ cutout/ fill interior with color unchecked/ opacity 75%/ blur 45/ vertical offset 0/ horizontal offset 45.
19) Keep selection active, and add a new layer. Do another cutout with the same settings, but change the horizontal offset to about -25 (minus 25).
20) Deselect, merge visible layers. Add
your bow and you're finished!