Beaded Curtain Using
Part One Creating Custom Lines
We will start by creating the custom line styles
We are going to edit this line. When we have finished editing, we will
To make a dash for the first section of our line, click on the 'Add'
We will make the dash 14 pixels.
Click the 'Add' box again. A new slider will appear.
Only one slider is active at a time, if you want to adjust the position
The position of this slider determines the length of the space.
(If you prefer, you can do it the other way around, add 4 (the length
We'll add another space of 4 pixels here, so click 'Add' and
Put a tick in the 'Different segment caps' box, we can then put
In the section for 'First cap' click on the dropdown window section
Select the Fleur de lis, then click the 'Size' button.
In the section for 'Last cap'choose the Fleur de is, but make
This is the line seen in the preview window.
Now click 'Save as New' and give it a name that is individual,
This is the line we will use to make the strings of beads.
We don't need to add lines or spaces this time.
Click 'Save as New' and give it a name. You can now close the image.
Well that part was nice and easy :) Now we can create our beaded curtain
Part Two The Beaded Curtain
Flood fill with a dark colour (this makes it easier to see what you are
In the materials palette make the foreground style
Add a new Vector layer, naming it 'crossbar'.
Go to Layers... Convert to Raster Layer
Make sure the top layer is active and go to
Change the Line style to the 1st line that you made
That is our centre string of beads. We will now draw all of the
Add a new Vector layer, naming it 'right strings'.
If you want to place your lines very carefully the same distance apart
If you click on the 'Apply' tick (on the tools options) after placing
Draw a line from the lower bar downwards, making it a different length
Here's my screenshot after placing the first of my 'right side' lines.
Draw a new line from the top bar downwards. Click Apply.
Keep drawing new lines, alternate between starting at the the
To make any ajustments, activate the sub layer on the line that you want.
If you want to move the line up, down, left, or right both the top and bottom nodes
If you want to make a line longer, or shorter top node should be unselected (white)
Now you can drag the bottom node down, or up, to lengthen, or shorten your line.
Now we want to merge all of the bead layers together.
On the Foreground and Stroke properties pick Gradient fill and choose the
The first method you can use for colouring the bead strings is very simple
That's a very quick and easy method, but my favourite method is to lock the layer
Lock the transparency of the layer on the layer palette by clicking the padlock.
Don't forget to unlock the transparency by clicking the padlock when you have finished.
Go to Effects...3D Effects...Inner Bevel...
Bevel=7, Width=10, Smoothness=5, Depth=10, Ambience=15,
Shininess=19, Colour=white, Angle=315, Intensity=25, Elevation=50
Or experiment with the settings, you might come up with something that you like better
Make the 'crossbar' layer active, then go to
Make the layer containing your bead strings active
I've made another screenshot on a white background, so that you can
You can fill the background in any way you wish.
I added a window scene behind my beaded curtain for this example.
Have some fun experimenting, I'm sure you can
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
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I adapted the original version of this tutorial for the PSPUG it can be found in the PSP 8 section
under my screen name of cassandrablue.