Sandy's Place
Christmas Ornament Tutorial


Example

Copyright January 27, 2003 by Sandra L. Willis for Sandy's Place

This tutorial is written for PSP v7
For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 (will probably work in 6 but I have not tried it yet)
The "Neu Filter" by Sandy Blair
Unzip to your plugin folder.
My ornament top or a top of your choice. Unzip to your tube folder.

Lets get started:
1. Open a new workspace 300 x 300, transparent background, 16 million colors.

2. Go to Effects/Plugins/Neu!/Fur Immer and move the Spokes slider to 4.
Image of Neu Filter Fur Immer panel

3. Click OK, and now your picture looks like this:
Neu filter, Fur Immer, spokes 4 applied

4. Set foreground color to red #FF0000.

5. Activate your Retouch tool and set it to the setting's below in Figure 3. Color the parts shown on Figure 4, changing brush size as necessary to get into the smaller places.
Retouch tool settings    Color red example

6. Set foreground color to gold #BFBB89.

7. Activate your Retouch tool and using the same setting's as above in Figure 3. Color the parts shown on Figure 5, changing brush size as necessary to get into the smaller places.
Color gold example

8. Set foreground color to green #205A33.

9. Activate your Retouch tool and set it to the setting's below in Figure 7. Color the parts shown on Figure 6, changing brush size as necessary to get into the smaller places.
Retouch tool settings    Color green example

10. Go to Effects/Geometric/Punch and set the effect slider to 50%, click OK. Now your picture looks like this:
Punch effect applied

11. Go to Effects/Geometric/Circle and apply. Now your picture looks like this:
Circle effect applied

12. Go to Image/Canvas Size/ and set new width and height as 400 x 400. Centering the image both vertically and horizontally.

13. Go to Effects/Geometric/Punch and set the effect slider to 12%, click OK. Now your picture looks like this:
Second Punch effect applied

14. Go to Effects/3D/Inner Bevel and apply the settings in Fig 11.
Inner bevel settings

15. Activate your selection tool, then go to Selections/Select All then tap the ball to enclose the shape with marching ants.

16. Go to Selections/Defloat.

16. Go to Effects/Illumination Effects/Lights and use the settings in Figure 13 remembering to change the color to white, and selecting the preset Soft Light (Upper Left).
Light settings.

17. Deselect.

18. Your picture should now look like this:
Ball with 3D bevel and lights applied.

19. Add a new layer and apply my tube for the ornament top or use your favorite top.

20. Merge these two layers with Layers/Merge/Merge Visible.

21. Go to Colors/Adjust/Brightness/contrast with the Brightness set to 17 and the contrast set to 9.

22. Your picture should now look like this:
Christmas ornament with top.

23. Your Christmas ornament is now finished. Save it as a .psp or .jpg, or tube it.

Other Tutorials using the Neu! Filter


The Neu Flower
The Neu Flower Bonus page
A Valentine Heart

Copyright January 27, 2003 Sandy's Place Christmas Ornament Tutorial All Rights Reserved.

Do not add this tutorial to any collection, or copy and pass this tutorial around in groups. Groups may use this tutorial for group lessons by providing a text link only. Do not copy and store this tutorial on your own server. Any questions, E-mail me.