Making a candle is PSP 8
I have written 2 tutorials on making candles.
There are some differences and you may find that you like one or both.

Tutorial written by Mysticwolf

What we are making

Candle

There are no special plugins for this tutorials, we will be working with the selection tools, preset shapes, and bevels.

Ok then, let's get started

Making a Candle Open a new image size 200 x 200 choose your pre-set shape tool width 2
shape: cylinder
foreground black
background null

Draw your shape

with your selection tool select inside the bottom
portion of the image, selections expand 3
delete, keep area selected
Flood fill with a color of your choice
I used a gradient
while still selected add an inner bevel:
candle bevel

Deselct

select the top part of the candle,
Selections modify expand by 4 delete, flood fill,
inner bevel as before.
Selections: Select none

Selection: elipse
Cut out a small part at the center of the top of your candle
afer you have your selection like you want add the
fireside bevel (It is a default bevel is psp 8)
fireside bevel

change the color to match the color of your candle

New Raster Layer
Picture Tube rope scale 30
add as your wick
drag this layer to the bottom

layers merge visible

again using your selction tool
elipase shape draw a few lines down on your candle
for the dripping wax
selections: promote to layer
Add the fireside bevel same settings as you used earlier
layers merge visible

Layers new raster layer
selections elipse
draw an elipse at the bottom of your candle for the base
flood fill with a color of your choice
add inner bevel:
candle plate preset

Selections select none
drag the plate layer under your candle an
Center your candle on the plate
You may add some decoration around the base of the candle if you would like.
merge visible
merge visible

duplicate image twice

resize canvas to 300 x 300
New Layer
You may add some decoration around the base of the candle if you would like.
merge visible
duplicate image twice
resize canvas to 300 x 300
close the bottom two layers

add new layer, this layer should be on top candle image. (Layer 3)
Add the fire tube resized 24
merge visible.
Close this layer.
open another candle layer and repeat above, until you have 3 merged layers.

using your crop tube crop the candle to size
save as a psp image and open in animation shop

edit select all animation properties: 25
save image
I Hope that you enjoyed this tutorial
Marie


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