This tutorial was created 27th December 2002©Copyright Artwork by EssexGirl
updated for use with PSP X9 23rd July 2007
please do not copy it, or put it anywhere else without my written permission.
Sometimes the links for filters change, it's difficult (and a lot of work) to
keep changing them on individual pages, so I have created a page with
links to filters and programs that I have used in my tutorials.
That way it is easier for me, because when there are changes I will
only have one page to update and hopefully better for you, because I'm
less likely to miss a page out when doing the updates :)
You will find links to filters/programs used in this tutorial
Filters and programs used in this tutorial :-
some images have been made smaller to shorten file size
This tutorial was originally written for PSP7 and used the Sinedots filter and
Go to Selection...Load/Save Selection...Load Selection From Disk
You should have a large transparent area at the bottom of your image.
Change the foreground style to gradient and use
Add a new layer naming it 'stem'
Click the blank area outside the stem with the Magic Wand to select.
Add a new layer, naming it 'stem highlight'. Change the foreground
Go to Effects...Blur...gaussian blur...radius = 1.99
With the 'stem highlight as the active
Change the background style to gradient fill using
Make the background layer active and add
Activate the Preset Shapes Tool
and use these settings
(alternatively you could create the shape as a vector and convert it to
We are going to make a clean up selection for the base in the same way
You can zoom in so that it's easier to see what you are doing.
Go to Effects...Blur...
With the base highlight as the active layer, go to
Soften the join between the stem and base
The transparency of the base and stem layers can be lowered to give a
It you would like the top section of your glass to be thicker, make that layer active
Hide the background by clicking the 'eye' of that layer on the layers palette.
Next we add some wine to the glass
make an ellipse for the surface area of the drink. If you need to
Lower the transparency of the layer in the layer palette.
Hide the background layer, go to Layers... Merge... Merge Visible,
Change the palette foreground to gradient fill
Make the background layer active and flood fill with the gradient.
Go to Effects...Plugin Effects...
Use the Selection Tool type = rectangle to select a rectanglular
I finished by adding a few bubbles inside the glass.
Add any other tubes that you want (cocktail sticks, cherries etc.)
Add a frame of your choice.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.