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Pipe Joints
Requirements: Paint Shop Pro 6, 7
Author: Richie Dumlao

 

1 Follow the same steps in making Circular Pipe up to Step 4.

 

 

2 Turn ON Grid (View>Grid)

Draw a rectangular selection using the "Selection Tool" selection.gif (869 bytes) as shown in the figure then press [CTRL+C]

Settings I Used:
Selection Type = Rectangle
Feather = 0
Anti-Alias = NOT Checked

 

3 Make a new image with intersecting pipes as shown(click here for instructions on how to create a  vertical/horizontal pipe)

-or- just download the displayed image.

 

4 Press [CTRL+E] to paste the captured image in Step 2.   Place the new image to upper left corner of the pipes covering the intersection.

Apply a drop shadow (Image>Effects>Drop Shadow)

Drop Shadow Settings:
Color = Black
Opacity = 90
Blur = 5

** OFFSET SETTINGS

UPPER LEFT CORNER
Horizontal / Vertical Offset = 2

UPPER RIGHT CORNER
Vertical = 2  Horizontal = -2

LOWER LEFT CORNER
Vertical = -2  Horizontal = 2

LOWER RIGHT CORNER

Vertical = -2  Horizontal = -2

 

5 Repeat Step 2 to Step 4 to cover all the corners.

Click on Colors>Colorize
Set Hue/Saturation = 30

Click on Image>Sharpen>Sharpen

See also Quick 3D Pipe, Circular Pipe, 3D Bar

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