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~Watermelon Half~

This tutorial assumes that you have a working knowledge of Paintshop Pro 6.02. You can download a 30 day trial at www.jasc.com

 

Open a new transparent image in PSP that is 300X300, 16.7 million colors. This gives you enough room to work with. You can crop it down later.

Set your foreground color to green #48642F, and click on your Preset Shapes Tool and in the Tool Options, set the Shape Type to "Ellipse," and Style to "Filled," and Line width to "1," and check the Antialias.

On your image, place your cursor at (150, 135). The numbers at the bottom of your screen should read: . Then at that point, click your mouse and hold the button down and drag it down and to the right until the bottom of your screen says (160, 100).

Now let go of your button and you should have a green watermelon shape on your image.

Now change your foreground color to a light gray, #D5CDCD. Click on your Preset Shapes Tool again, and with the same settings, go to your image and set your cursor at (150, 135) again, and this time drag your cursor down and to the right until you get to (156, 94) . You should now have this:

Change your foreground color to red, #CE3737 and select your Preset Shapes once again, with the same settings, and go to your image and set your cursor at (150, 135), and drag your cursor down and to the right until you get to (148, 84). You should end up with this:

Double Click on your "Selection Tool" so that the Select Area window opens up, and set the Right to 300, the Bottom to 135, and leave the left and Top set to 0. Then click OK. The top half of your image should be selected.

Press the "Delete" key on your key board and the top half of your watermelon should now be gone.

With the top half still selected, click on the Retouch tool and set the Tool Options to Shape:Round, Size:4, Hardness:77, Opacity:64, Step:25, Density:100. On the Second tab, set the Retouch mode to "Soften," Paper Texture to "None," and Build up Brush is checked.

Now you need to use the retouch tool to blend the red and the white line together, so the rind of the melon doesn't look so sharp. So, blend along the rind of the melon where the red stops and the white begins. I don't know how else to explain this part, but you should end up with something like this:

You can go to Select/select none. Now we need to make the seeds.

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