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STAINED GLASS FROM CLIP ART

The stained glass image was made from the commercial clip art image on the right. The clip art was loaded into Serif Draw Plus 2 and ungrouped. Each colour segment was selected and given a 5 point outline in black. The brown area at the base was recoloured green. The image was regrouped and resaved. Serif Draw Plus 3 was used to make a rectangle of the same width as the clip art, but slightly taller, and this was flood filled with a graduated blue fill and given a black 5 point outline.

In Paint Shop Pro 5, the blue rectangle was used as the background and the outlined clipart, selected and removed from its background, used as the first layer for the stained glass image.

A second copy of this was made, in which the layers were merged. The black outlines were selected, copied and pasted onto a white background to give the black and white image needed to make the 'leading'. The instructions in Mike McKnelly's Lead Edges Tutorial were followed, but they were repeated so that the Blade Pro effect was applied twice. The lead edges were selected and copied as a new layer to the stained glass image.

Mike McKnelly's site and lead edges tutorial

On the second copy with the merged layers, the black lines were still selected, so the selection was inverted leaving the 'glass' areas selected. Blade Pro plain glass preset was applied, with height changed to 17. With the glass still selected this was copied and pasted as a layer to the stained glass image. The lead edging layer was moved above this glass layer. The slider on the glass layer was adjusted to 37.

The frame is a PhotoImpact 4 Magic frame.

 

 

 

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