This tutorial is the combined efforts of Auntie Em and myself LadyFox.  Em sent me her original chili and asked me if I would write up a tutorial.  So I set out to make a duplicate chili and create one of the chili ristras that are so popular in the South West.

©Doodles by LadyFox & Auntie Em 05/06/04

 Free Translation

This tutorial and all images belong to ©Doodles by LadyFox & Auntie Em.  You may make a copy of this tutorial or print it out for your own personal use ONLY.  You are free to LINK to my tutorials if you would like to share them.  What you create from my tutorials belongs to you to do with as you wish.

Feel free to email me LadyFox

This tutorial was done with PSP8   
but could be done with other versions.

All of my tutorials are written following the steps I used to make my graphic.   
It is my hope that you will take what I provide 
and do your own thing with it. 

 

YOU WILL NEED

Paint Shop Pro  - Download a trial version   
Basic knowledge of vectors and layers

Remember to SaveOften


Drag the arrow to mark your place

1.

Lets Begin

New Image 100 x 400
File/Save As: chili.pspimage

2.

 Make A Chili

New Vector Layer: chili

Preset Shape Tool
Shape: Ellipse
Anti-alias: checked
Create as vector: checked
Line style: +Solid
Width: 1.00

Foreground Color: #000000
Background color: #B41D19

Draw a long thin ellipse leaving room at the top for the stem

Pen Tool
Simple mode: checked
Mode: Edit

Shape the chili

3.

 Add A Highlight

New Vector Layer: highlight

Preset Shape Tool

Foreground Style: Null
Background Color: #F399AB

Draw a long thin ellipse for the highlight

Pen Tool
Simple mode: checked
Mode: Edit

Adjust the shape

4.

 Now A Shadow

New Vector Layer: shadow

Preset Shape Tool

Foreground Style: Null
Background Color: #99231D

Draw another long thin ellipse for the shadow

Pen Tool
Simple mode: checked
Mode: Edit

Adjust the shape

5.

 Now The Stem

The Stem
New Vector Layer: stem

Preset Shape Tool

Foreground Style: #000000
Background Color: #004000

Draw a short thin ellipse for the stem

Pen Tool
Simple mode: checked
Mode: Edit

Adjust the shape

6.

 Export As a Preset Shape 

layer Palette
Click the + sign next to stem
Double click on Ellipse
Rename: stem

Repeat for each layer

Object Selection Tool 
Draw a rectangle around the entire chili
Right click/ Group

Layer Palette
Click the only + sign 
Double click on Group 1
Rename it: chili

File/ Export/ Shape
Type chili in the window that pops up

Note: I actually named my shape LF_chili-001 
because I like having all my shapes listed together
and I number them incase I want to make a different one

7.

 Export As A Tube - Optional

Edit/ Undo [Ctrl+Z]
until all the parts are back on their own layers

Tube It - Optional

Shift+D to make a copy of the image
Layers/ Merge/ Merge Visible
Notice this also converts the whole thing to a raster layer

File/ Export/ Picture Tube
Type chili in the window that pops up 

Note: I name my tubes the same way I do my shapes

Close the duplicate image without saving

8.

 Want A Green Chili?

Shift+D to make a copy of the image
Close the original
File/ Save As: chili-green.pspimage

Layer Palette

Click the + sign next to chili
Right click on the second chili/ Properties 

Click on the colored Fill box
Change the color number to: #254535

Following the steps above, change:
highlight: #B5D5DD
shadow: #1C362C

9.

 How About a Yellow Chili?

Use these colors:
chili: #FAB63B
highlight: #ffffff
shadow: #AD6A2C

10.

 Create A Ristra

New Image 300 x 500
File/ Save As: ristra.pspimage

New Vector Layer: chili1

Preset Shape Tool
Shape: chili
Retain style: checked
Anti-alias: checked
Create as vector: checked

Draw a chili near the bottom of the image

Object selection Tool
Right click on the chili/ Copy [Ctrl+C]

New Vector Layer: chili2
Right click on canvas/ Paste New Vector Selection
Rotate slightly and move into position

Duplicate the layer
Selections/ Select None [Ctrl+D]

Image/ Mirror [Ctrl+M]
Move into position

Continue adding chilies to build the ristra

11. Add A Raffia Bow
Pen Tool
Simple Mode: checked
Mode: Draw
Segment type: Freehand
Tracking: 7
Line style: +Solid
Width: 2
Anti-alias: checked

Foreground Color: #E1C0AA
Background Style: Null

I added a white background to make it easier to see the bow

New Raster Layer: bow1
Draw a double loop for the bow

New Raster Layer: bow2
Draw another double loop

Add as many loops as you want

New Raster Layer: tails
Move this below the two bow layers
Draw a few tails

Make one of the bow layers the active layer
Effects/ 3D Effects/ Inner bevel
Shape: #2
Width: 8
Smoothness: 38
Depth: 5
Ambience: 0
Shininess: 50
Color: #D2C1A0
Angle: 315
Intensity: 50
Elevation: 30

Repeat for each layer of the bow

Effects/ 3D Effects/ Drop Shadow
Offsets: both 1
Opacity: 100
Blur: 1
Color: #AD6A2C

Layer Palette
Click on the eye next to each chili layer to turn them off
Click on one of the bow layers
Right click/ Merge/ Merge Visible
Rename the Merged layer: bow
12 Soften the Highlights and Shadows - Optional
I wanted my highlights a little softer so I put everything on it's own layer
I then applied a Gaussian Blur of 3.00 to the Highlights and 1.00 to the shadows

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  05/06/04

If you have any questions or need help,  feel free to email me LadyFox

 

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