Country Church - PSP 8 Tutorial - Page 3


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Lets Decorate the Church!
* Well alrighty then! Convert all vector layers to a raster layer but do not merge.

Note: If you have drawn your image significantly small you may have to adjust the following settings. These settings were based on a large image that I drew while writing this tutorial.

* For the steepleledge and steepletop layers, s
elect effects, 3D effects, drop shadow with the following settings ... Vertical = 2, Horizontal = 0, Opacity = 46, Blur = 4, Color =
#401E1E. I applied this twice but am leaving it up to you if you want a darker shadow or not. I also carefully erased the drop shadow on the edges where a shadow would not be. 

* For the roof layer,
s
elect effects, 3D effects, drop shadow with the following settings ... Vertical = 2, Horizontal = 3, Opacity = 46, Blur = 6, Color =
#401E1E. I applied this twice also and erased the left edge where a shadow would not be. There are many different ways in PSP 8 to achieve the same results so you are welcome to do it your way. I did it the easiest way I could to keep this tutorial less complicated yet allow you to learn about vectors.

* For the same 3 layers, select Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise, Gaussian, Noise = 20, monochrome checked.

* For the roof layer,
* Select effects, 3d effects, inner bevel using these settings:
  Bevel 2, Width 10, Image Smoothness 40, Depth 8, Ambience 0, Shiniess 15, Color #FFFFFF, Angle 355,
  Intensity 30, Elevation 35.
*  
For the steepleledge1 and steepletop layers, apply the same bevel but change the Angle to 45 and the Intensity to 36.

Make the Church Doors.
Select your preset shapes, rectangle, create as vector checked and Anti-alias checked, line style solid.
* Make a new vector layer and name it "frontdoors" and bring this layer to the top..
* Make your foreground color null
and your background color #6E4C0A.
* Draw a vertical rectangle at the bottom of the steeple centered.

* Select your pen tool and lift the right top and bottom nodes up to be on the same slant as the steeple bottom.
* When you are happy with the shape, convert to raster layer.

* Select the pen tool, new shape, make your foreground color #1C0809
and background color null, create as vector checked, drawing mode, point to point, new contour, line style, width 2, anti-alias checked.
* Click at the top center of the door and place a node at the bottom of the door. Make sure the line is straight and then convert to raster layer.
                 
* Select the frontdoors layer and select effects, 3d effects, inner bevel using these settings:
  Bevel 2, Width 1, Image Smoothness 40, Depth 10, Ambience 0, Shininess 15, Color #FFFFFF, Angle 45,
  Intensity 36, Elevation 35.

Select your preset shapes, rectangle, create as vector checked and Anti-alias checked, line style solid.
* Make a new vector layer and name it "sidedoor".
* Make your foreground color null
and your background color #6E4C0A.
* Draw a vertical rectangle at the bottom of the wall1 layer centered.

* Lift the right top and bottom nodes up to be on the same slant as the wall1 bottom.
* When you are happy with the shape, convert to raster layer and give it the same bevel changing the shininess to 0..

Make the Steeple Grate.
Select your preset shapes, rectangle, create as vector checked and Anti-alias checked, line style solid.
* Make a new vector layer and name it "grate1".
* Make your foreground color null
and your background color #404040.
* Draw a vertical rectangle at the bottom of the steeple centered.

* Lift the right top and bottom nodes up to be on the same slant as the steeple bottom.
* Convert to raster layer.
* Copy and paste this layer and name it "grate2".
* Select image, mirror and move it to the left side of the steeple.
                     

*
Select your preset shapes, ellipse, create as vector not checked and Anti-alias checked, line style solid width 2.
* New raster layer name it sidewindow.
* Make your foreground color
#6E4C0A
and your background color my glasspattern.
* Draw a vertical ellipse centered and to the right on wall2 layer.

* Copy and paste 2 more layers and move them into position. Make each window placement a tiny bit higher than the one next to it.

*
Select your preset shapes, octagon, create as vector not checked and Anti-alias checked, line style solid width 2.
* New raster layer name it frontwindow.
* Make your foreground color
#6E4C0A
and your background color my glasspattern.
* Draw a an octagon centered above the door.


* Select your paintbrush, shape round, size 2, hardness 100, step 10, density 100, thickness 100, rotation 0, opacity 100, blend mode normal, continuous checked, wet look paint unchecked.
* Make your foreground color #FCDD4C.
*Draw long doorhandles on your doors. I choose the long shape because after you tube this you probably will make it smaller when you draw with it and the handles will still stand out.
* When you are satisfied with your image, convert any remaining vector layers to raster layers and merge visible.

* You can now decorate it the way you would like.

NOTE: If you are new to vectors then please be aware as I stated before, this is just one way to draw this church and also is a good learning tool to get started drawing other buildings. Once you get the hang of vectors, you will be able to draw more complicated images.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it stimulated your creative juices. If you have any questions or problems, don't hesitate to email me.

                                                                          
 

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