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Easy Lace with PSP8

Author: DTigerWoman

Tools Needed

  • Paint Shop Pro 8

Introduction

Making lace has never been easier! This tutorial will show you how to make lace using some of Paint Shop Pro's basic features.

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Step 1 - Getting Started

Create a new image. I started with a 200×200 for the purpose of this tutorial with a black background.

*Note: your image will obviously need to be a lot bigger if you plan to use your results for a texture or transparency.

Next, create a new layer by clicking “Layers”, “New Raster Layer”, and click “Ok” on the pop up box “this will be your lace”.

The black background is just so you are able to see what you are doing.

Make sure your foreground color is white. Select the paint brush and draw something onto your image. I used the following settings for the paintbrush:

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It doesn't have to be perfect and it doesn't have to look very good as you can see here.

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Step 2 - The Kaleidoscope

Next click “Effects”, “Reflection Effects”, “Kaleidoscope”.

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I used the following settings, but depending on what your little scribble may look like you may want to adjust the settings to get some kind of interesting pattern.

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Step 3 - Pattern Effects

Now click “Effects”, “Reflection Effects”, “Pattern”.

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I used the following settings because it makes my kaleidoscope pattern look a lot like lace. Your results will obviously be different depending on your original drawing and kaleidoscope settings.

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Step 4 - The Results

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This was my resulting image. With the lace on it's own layer you can now use it to texturize a clothing item or make a transparency map. Obviously some adjustments would need to be made so that it fits into your texture or transparency, but you should have a good idea how easy lace can be created in Paint Shop Pro!