Needed - PSP 8 - get it here
- would also work in ver. 7
Note: whenever I say to add a layer, add a raster
1. Open a new image, 400 x 400. Flood fill with
a colour if desired.
2.Take your preset shapes tool ,
antialias and create as vector checked, retain
style unchecked, have your foreground null and
background #E9B599.Draw a triangle on your canvas.
Image--->Flip. Make sure when drawing the triangle
that you have left enough room for the ice cream.
Left click on the cone and move it down to the
bottom of the canvas.
3. Click on your pen tool
to select it. Right click on the node at the bottom
tip of the triangle, and select Node type --->Symmetric
Left click and hold down on the arrow, dragging
it toward the left.
Let go of the mouse when you have it where you
want, for a nice rounded tip.
4. With your magic wand, select the cone. Effects--->Texture
Effects--->Weave. Use the following settings:
Gap Size 1
Weave Color #FFF0D0
Gap Color #E9B599
Selection To Alpha Channel. Name it "cone".
5. Add a new layer and name it "cone shading".
Effects--->3D Effects--->Cutout. Use the
Vertical and horizontal 3
Shadow Color #BA7550
Fill interior with color UNchecked
Repeat the cutout, changing the vertical and
horizontal to -3
6. Add a new layer and name it "ice cream
1". Select your Freehand Selection Tool (image)
and use the following settings:
Selection Type - Freehand
Mode - Replace
Feather - 0
Smoothing - 40 - you may prefer another setting.
What this does is make the edges smoother
Antialias - checked
With your foreground null and background #F8B2C1,
draw the scoop of ice cream on top of the cone.
7. Click on your foreground colour swatch.
Change your foreground to #FFEBEF and a texture
of your choice. I used the marble02 texture. Make
sure you have ticked the block beside "Texture".
To see an image of the palette, click here
Flood fill the ice cream selection. Selections--->Load/Save
Selection--->Save Selection to Alpha Channel.
Give it a name such as "Ice cream scoop 1".
8. Now, we want to get rid of the "jaggies"
around the edge of the ice cream. Take your soften
the pull-out menu on the Dodge tool )
and set it to circle shape, size 10, Hardness
0, Step 25, Density 100, Thickness 100, Rotation
0, Opacity 25 and run it along the edges. You
may have to go over it more than once. Please
note: the jaggies show up more on this black background,
I use black because it makes it easier to see
the cone in my screenshots, which are reduced
in size for quicker loading time.
9. Load the selection you saved to alpha channel.
Add a new layer and name it "scoop 1 shadow".
Effects--->3D Effects---> Drop Shadow. Use
Shadow on new layer unchecked
10. Selections--->Load/Save Selection--->Load
Selection From Alpha Channel and load the cone
selection. Selections--->Invert. Hit your Delete
key or Edit--->Clear. This gets rid of the
shadow around the top and sides of the ice cream
10. Add a new layer and name it scoop 1 shading.
Selection from disk and load the Ice cream scoop
1 selection you saved in step #7. Add a new layer
and name it "shading 1". Apply the cutout
with the same settings as in step #5, but change
the shadow colour to #D7516D. Repeat the cutout,
changing the vertical and horizontal to -3.
11. If you want a second scoop of ice cream,
add a new layer and name it "ice cream scoop
2". Repeat steps 6 thru 10, except after
you do the drop shadow, you load the selection
from the first scoop (instead of the cone selection)
and invert and then delete.
Here is a chocolate chip cone - I used shades
of white and painted in black flecks for the chocolate
Play around with different colours and textures
if you like. Enjoy!
Tutorial and images ©Margaret
M. aka MsRosie of Rosie's Graphics. Please see