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Exposed



Tutorial is written for Paint Shop Pro 6. The methods used are compatible with Paint Shop Pro 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Credits:
Author: Richie Dumlao

 

1 Start by making a 600x75 pixels, 16 Million colors and black background image

Add two new layers (Layers>New Raster Layer)
Name Layer1 = Wire and Layer2 = Top Layer


Layer palette window after adding two layers

Layer palette window after naming Layer1 = Wire
Layer2 = Top Layer

 

 

2 Make "Top Layer" as the active layer (Layers>Top Layer).  Apply a Linear Gradient Fill on your current layer.  Darken your image a bit by adjusting the gamma correction (Colors>Adjust>Gamma Correction) RGB = .50

Under the Flood Fill Options Tab
Gradient = Metallic
Angle = 180
Repeats = 0

 

 

3 Add a new layer (Layers>New Raster Layer). The new layer should sit on top of Top Layer (this will be a dummy layer).   Draw a white line in the area where you wanted to expose the wires.
Draw Settings:
Type = Single Line
Style = Stroked
Width = 30
Antialias = checked
Choose Round Cap End Under the Draw Options Tab

Pick the Selection Tool , press [CTRL+A] and cliick your mouse anywhere on your image.  The white line should become the active selection.  Save this selection to alpha channel (Selections>Save to Alpha Channel) and name it "Exposed area".  Deselect active selection by pressing [CTRL+D].  Delete Layer3 (Layers>Delete).

Load "Exposed area" selection (Selections>Load from Alpha Channel).  Apply a Linear gradient fill using the same settings in Step 2 on this time, set Angle = 0.

 


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