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Drawing A Nine Patch Quilt Square Greeting Card With Paint Shop Pro 7 - Page 2


Project Information: • Skill level: Basic • CorelR JascR Paint ShopTM ProR 7 • General tips

It's time to start drawing.

Let's first draw the outline of the quilt square. You will need to use the ruler on the Image Window as a guide while drawing the quilt square. If the ruler is not visible, refer to the General Tips above. When drawing you can align your mouse by watching the markers on the ruler (see Figure 5). Try not to draw the line too straight. This will indicate the wrinkles of the fabric. If you don't like the line you have drawn, click the Undo button on the Tool Palette and try again.


Figure 5. Step 1

Step 1. Draw a four inch long horizontal line for the top of the quilt square. Start the line three fourth inch down from the top of the image window and two inches in from the left side. (see Figure 5)

Step 2. Draw a second horizontal line for the bottom of the quilt square. Start this line four and three fourth inches down from the top of the image and two inches in from the side.

Step 3. Draw the left and right sides of the quilt square. Be sure to connect the ends of the lines at the corners.

Step 4. Now draw the first of the four lines inside the quilt square. Draw a horizontal line staring two inches down from the top and two inches from the left side. (see Figure 6)


Figure 6. Step 4

Step 5. Draw a second horizontal line inside the quilt square starting three and one half inches from the top.

Step 6. Draw the first vertical line three and one fourth inches from the left side and the second vertical line four and three fourth inches from the left side.

Step 7. Draw a border around the quilt square that is one fourth inch from the sides. (see Figure 7)


Figure 7.

Now take a look at the lines you have drawn. Be sure that the lines are connected at the corners of all of the squares and that there are no breaks in the lines. Think of each square as an individual container. When you fill these containers with color, you don't want the color to "leak out" of the square.

Next we will fill the squares with color. You will use the Magic Wand tool to select each square you want to color and the Flood Fill tool to paint the square.

Step 8. Click on the Magic Wand tool on the Tool Palette. Set the Tool Options palette to the following values. (see Figure 8)


Figure 8. Tool Options - Magic Wand Palette

Match mode: RGB Value
Tolerance: 0
Feather: 0
Sample merged: No

Step9. Now click on the first square (upper left corner) of the quilt square. Hold down the Shift key on your computer keyboard and click on the third, fifth, seventh, and ninth squares. You should have five squares selected and there should be dashes circling around all five of the squares. (see Figure 7)

Step 10. Go to the Menu Bar and click Selections > Modify > Expand. In the Expand Selection dialog box set the Number of pixels to 2. Click OK.

Step 11. Click on the Foreground Solid Color Box to open the Color dialog box. The colors that are used in this tutorial are just suggestions. Feel free to use any colors you prefer. We will paint these five selected squares a medium blue. Set the HTML code to 898BB4 at the bottom of this dialog box. (see Figure 9)


Figure 9. Foreground Solid Color Box and Color Dialog Box

Step 12. Click on the Flood Fill tool on the Menu Bar and set the Tool Options palette to the following settings. Then place your mouse over one of the selected squares and click once. Finally go back to the Menu Bar and click Selections > Select None.


Figure 10. Tool Options Flood Fill Palette

Blend mode: Normal
Match mode: None
Opacity: 100
Sample merged: No

Step 13. Repeat steps 8 to 12 using color D7CDA9 and squares two, four, six and eight.

Step 14. Repeat steps 8 to 12 to color the border with color 333366.


Now you will draw the quilting stitches inside each square. Click on the Draw icon again. Go to the Tool Options Palette and change the Line style from Solid #1 to Dashed #5 in the drop-down list.

Step 15. Draw the quilting stitches inside each square following the contour of the square. Finally draw a quilting line on the outside of the quilt square at the left and right of the square. (see Figure 11)


Figure 11. Step 15

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JascR material used by permission of Jasc Software, Inc. Copyright ©1997-2000 Jasc Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Paint Shop Pro, Animation Shop, Paint Shop Photo Album, Paint Shop Pro Studio and Jasc are registered trademarks of Jasc Software, Inc.

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