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Rose Medallion


This tutorial was created 20th May 2003 using PSP8 and updated for PSP X9 22nd July 2017
©Copyright Artwork by EssexGirl
please do not copy it, or put it anywhere else without my written permission.

You will find links to filters/programs used in this tutorial Here
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Filters and programs used in this tutorial :-
Paint Shop Pro
Dragonfly's SinedotsII

Materials :-
My sg_golden_goblet.cfg Here
Unzip into the folder that you keep your sinedots presets in.

Some images have been made smaller to shorten file size

Screen sizes are much larger than when this tutorial was first
written, so I have adjusted the image sizes used in this version.

Step 1.
Open a new image 300 x 300 transparent, flood fill with black.
(this just makes it easier to see the sinedots image).
Add a new raster layer.
Go to Effects...Plugins...Dragonfly...Sinedots II...
If you are new to sinedots and don't know how to open
the .cfg files and the presets that they contain,
click HERE for more information

Open the 'golden_goblet' preset.
Some presets use different 'blend' settings and it is
important for this tutorial to make sure that the blend
in the sinedots setting is set to 'screen' like this:-



Step 2.
Go to Image...Canvas Size...
Change the size of the canvas to 600 x 600
with the placement in the centre.
Make the bottom layer (raster 1) active and flood fill with black,
then make your sinedots image layer (raster 2) active again.

Go to Effects...Reflection Effects...Rotating Mirror...
For the mirror placement use
horizontal offset=20, vertical offset=0, angle=225
Edge Mode=Transparent.


You can get variations in the final result by adjusting the settings,
try using the same angle, but changing the horizontal offset to 0
I'm sure you can come up with some variations of your own :)

Step 3.
Go to View...Change grid, guide and snap properties...
change the grid settings for the current image to 300 x 300
and the change colour to something that they will show
up against the black background.

Go to View...Grid...to turn on the grid
Go to Image...Resize...
Make sure that the 'all layers' box is not ticked
(we only want to resize the sinedots layer).
Resample using bicubic and resize to 85%.
If you used different settings on the rotating
mirror, the size of your sinedots image might be
slightly different to mine, so you may have to
experiment with the amount of resizing.

The sinedots should just fit into the bottom left quarter
of the image. Place it so that it doesn't quite touch the
outside edges of the image. Don't worry if it is slightly
larger, it doesn't matter if it overlaps a little bit
into the other sections. It will just give a slightly
different pattern to the final result.

Use the Mover tool to position the sinedots image
at the bottom left corner of the image.


Step 4.
Go to Layers...Duplicate...then Image... Mirror... Mirror Horizontal...


Go to Layers...Merge...Merge Down... Then go to
Layers...Duplicate... Image ...Mirror... Mirror Vertical...
Now merge the two layers with Layers...Merge...Merge Down...


The grid isn't needed any longer, so go to
View... Grid... to turn it off

Step 5.
Go to Layers...Duplicate...then go to
Effects...Reflection Effects...Kaleidoscope...
Make the settings as follows
Image area :-
Horizontal offset=0, Vertical offset=0,
Rotation angle=0, Scale factor =minus 29 (-29),

Kaleidoscope settings :-
Number of petals=8, Number of orbits=0, Radial suction=0

Edge mode=Repeat


You can get many variations by experimenting with the settings,
for example try adjusting the horizontal and vertical offsets,
or the radial suction.

As another variation you could duplicate the 'copy of
raster 2' layer and resize the layer by about 70%,
or apply different kaleidoscope settings to it.

Step 6.
Next we will change the colours. I started with the lower sinedots layer (Raster 2)
To change the colour of the sinedots lock the transparency of the layer that you are
going to colour, by clicking the padlock on the layers palette.
A padlock will appear on the locked layer.


Step 7.
If you find the second sinedots layer distracting, you can hide it for now if you
want to, by clicking the eye on the layers palette. It's not too bad to see what
part of the image you are colouring while there are only two sinedots layers, so I
left it visible for this image but if you go on do fancier versions with several
layers it can be tricky to see which parts you are colouring

On the materials palette choose the colour, or gradient, that you want to use.

I used a gradient with these settings to colour this layer
Gradient type=Rainbow pastel (Corel_06_039), Style=Radial,
Angle=0, Repeats=0, invert=unticked
Centre point:- Horizontal=50, Vertical=50,

I used the Flood Fill Tool to fill my sinedots image with the colours,
alternatively you could use the Paint Brush if you prefer.


Repeat this step on the other sinedots layer (or layers).
You can use the same gradient, or colour, or change to a different one.
I used the same gradient, but changed the repeats to 5


Click the 'lock transparency' padlocks again to unlock
the transparent areas.

Step 8.
Starting with top layer, we will now add some drop shadows
Effects...3D Effects...Drop shadow...
These were the settings that I used,
feel free to adjust them to suit yourself.

Vertical offset=3, Horizontal offset=3,
Opacity=68, Blur=16.83, colour=black
Repeat the drop shadow on each of the sinedots layers.

Make the background layer (raster 1) active and flood fill
in your choice of colours. I used Foreground-background gradient
Style=Sunburst, colours black (#000000) and purple (#900796)

Go to Layers ...Merge...Merge All...
Add a frame of your choice.

Here is another example using different kaleidoscope settings and colours.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Thankyou to my very helpful testers
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