This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.
1. Open new image, size 500x500 (plenty of room to work)
2. Create vector layer. Name this layer "triangle".
3. Set color palette to #facaca, pink for both background and foreground color.
4. Choose the pre set tool and select the triangle shape. Settings, Retain style, unchecked.....Antialias, unchecked.....Create as vector, checked.....Line width 4.....#one solid line. Go to image, and flip image.
5. Click on the top left node and pull arrow up and out to form concave shape of umbrella.
6. Choose the magic wand and select the triangle, so it has the "marching ants" around the whole figure. Go to selections and invert. Connvert to raster layer.
7. Now use the flood fill tool, and fill the "umbrella." Do not de-select!
8. On the color palette, set the foreground color to #9d6363, mauve.
9. Choose the paint brush, set at
10.Create new layer. Name layer "scallop".
11.Now paint on a scallop. (repeating "u" shape) Refer to image.
12. Change the size of your paint brush to 5,reduce opacity to 50%, and paint straight lines from the dip in the scallops to the point at the bottom. (don't worry if you can't get them straight. Neither can I.
13. Click on the "triangle layer. Now use your eraser and erase the light pink at the top of the umbrella just above the scallop.
14. Create new layer and name it top. Set the foreground color to#400000, dark brown.
15. Using the paint brush, set opacity to 100%, shape round, and size to 4, draw a line at the end of the umbrella for the point.
16. New layer. Use the paint brush size 15, and at the end of the umbrella but above the point, click once making a round circle shape. Use mauve color.Merge layers. Refer to image.
17. New layer. Use the text tool, and select Arial, and the capitol letter J. Size 72. Foreground color and background color to set to a gold gradient. Name this layer "Handle".
18. Flip the image. Now use the node edit. Right click, and choose the option "convert text to curves", single shape. Pull down on the two bottom nodes at the bottom of the "j" until it is long enough for a handle to fit the umbrella.
Now move the handle layer underneath the umbrella layer.Convert to raster layer. Go to effects, 3d, inner bevel and apply pillow shape bevel.
19. Choose the retouch tool, set at
20. Now activate the umbrella layer and select with the magic wand. Using the retouch tool, lightly smudge the dark lines in the umbrella, to your liking. Do not smudge the scallop though!
I have added mauve lines down the sides of the umbrella.
21. Add new layer, and drag it to the bottom of the layer palette.
22. Change foreground color to white. Now flood fill the new layer.
23. Copy and paste umbrella as new layer. Now we have two umbrellas. Move them around to your liking. Resize one of them with the deformation tool I have copied and pasted again for a total of three umbrellas in my end product.
24. Click on your background layer then choose the spray paint tool. Set brush size to 250, hardness 40, opacity 25, step 1, density 20..
25. Single click around the umbrella creating a halo effect:
26.New layer. NOw is the time to go and find an image you think would go well with the umbrellas. Maybe a rainy scene....or a victorian image?
27.Open this new image and click on it to make it active.
28.Now click on your umbrella image then go to selections and select all. There are "marching ants" surrounding your image.
29. Go to your other "new image", click on it to activate it. then go to copy. Click on the umbrella image...... then go to paste "into selection"..
30. Choose your selection tool and right click on your image to get rid of the "ants". Set the selecton tool on ellipse, feath2r, 28.
31. Draw a large ellipse in the center of our image, and then hit the delete key..
Add whatever else you would like, it's your creation!
I decided to change the color on two of the umbrellas. If you would like to do this just go to colors, adjust....Hue/saturation/lightness. Move the hue slider to a color you like.
We're finally finished!!.
Don't forget to re-size your image.
If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, please e-mail me.