PSPClass2 Logo-tutorial
PSPClass2 Logo-tutorial

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LOGO TUTORIAL: part 1 | part 2 | part 3

Tutorial: the PSPClass2 logo - part 1
In general

This tutorial is made for Paint Shop Pro version 5.x
I have a printable version (6KB) if you want it.

Foreground color is white and background color is black in this tutorial (unless mentioned otherwise).

1. - Choose picture

A great source of wonderfull digital photographs of flowers can be found at: http://www.shelleys.net/
I took one of Shelley's 'Balloon Flowers' (and send her an email I did AND gave her credit on the bottom of this page :o).

The image had a frame around it, which I removed:
with the selection tool (rectangle) I selected only the photo and then copied and pasted as a new image (size 627x467).

2. - Make square

Then I resized the new image to make it square:
Image - Resize
resize all layers checked, maintain ratio UNchecked,
pixel size 400x400

3. - Select background

With the selection tool (rectangle) I selected a part of the upper left of the background. To select almost everything of the background I used Selections - Modify - Select Similar.
With the Shift key pressed and using the selection tool I selected all missing parts (you don't have to be THAT precise, if you miss a spot or two, no problem).
Once again Select Similar. Be careful not to select anything of the flowers, ONLY the background should be selected. If some part of the flowers is selected, undo your last action (Ctrl-Z), OR keep the Ctrl-key pressed while using the selection tool to remove these spots from the selection.

4. - Blur background and resize

Selection - Modify - Expand 1 pixel
Selection - Modify - Feather 10 pixels
Image - Blur - Gaussian Blur radius 8
Select none
Image - Resize
resize all layers checked, maintain ratio checked,
pixel size 250x250

5. Prepare quadrants

Divide the image in four quadrants: create a new layer and name it 'quadrants'
Double click selection tool:
left: 0,  right: 125,  top: 0,  bottom: 125, custom size and position checked
Flood fill this quadrant (#1) with solid white (solid color, match mode None, tolerance 0, opacity 100, sample merged UNchecked)
Double click selection tool:
left: 125,  right: 250,  top: 125,  bottom: 250, custom size and position checked
Flood fill this quadrant (#4) with solid white (solid color, match mode None, tolerance 0, opacity 100, sample merged UNchecked)

I had much fun creating this logo and tutorial.    ©1999  Susanne

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