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Creating Doilies Tablecloths

Like grandma used to have

A. Setting up the canvas

  • Open a new file
    • 300 wide
    • 300 High
    • 144 PPI
    • RGB
    • white.
  • Edit Preference=>guides and grids
    • Blue
    • Lines
    • every 50 pixels
    • subdivision 4
  • Click on View=>show=>grid

B. Creating some shapes to use.

  1. Hearts
  1. Click on your shapes tool on the tool bar.


     
  2. Click on the heart. from the shapes options bar.
    • Set to Fixed Size
    • Width = 50
    • Height = 50
  3. Hit your D key to set black as the foreground color and click on your canvas.
  4. Click EDIT => Transform => Rotate and set the ANGLE to 45 ° on the rotate options bar.

     
  5. Click on your marquee tool and apply the rotation.
  6. Hold your control key and click on the layer.
  7. Click on your paths panel.
  8. Click Edit => DEFINE CUSTOM SHAPE . Name it heart1.
  9. Repeat A-H 6 more times and name each heart by number: heart2, heart3, heart4, heart5. heart6, heart7.

C. Creating a pattern brush

Pattern 1

  1. Click your shape tool. Select the 10 point star at size 50 wide by 50 high.
  2. Place the 10 point star in every other square by clicking the upper left hand corner of the box you want it in.
  3. Select your heart shapes and insert them in every other box
  4. When you have a 4 shape by 4 shape square,  click the move tool, show bounding boxes on your options bar, and resize this layer to a 100 pixel X 100 pixel square
  5. Right click on your shapes layer and rasterize.
  6. Click Edit=>define brush
  7. Name the brush "8 pt. star with hearts"

Pattern 2

  1. Turn the eye off on the background and any other layer. Insert a new layer.
  2. Click on your shape tool, set the shape to the heart, and size 55 wide by 55 high. Set the heart from center.
  3. Using the different orientations of the heart, click on each lline intersection to produce a near square as shown below.
  4. Insert a new layer. Set color to grey and uncheck from center. starting at grid intersection in the middle of the upper left heart, put four grey hearts on this layer.
  5. Insert a new layer and select white as your color, filled circle as the shape. Set the fixed size to 30 wide by 30 high.and From Center.
  6. Click in the center cross, upper left, right, lower left , right.


  7.  

  8. Click Layer => Merge Visible.
  9. Click on the move tool, and with bounding boxes showing, resize this to 100 wide by 100 high.
  10. Click Edit => Define Brush
  11. Name the brush Hearts

 

 

D. Using your brushes to make your table cloths

Cloth 1

  1. Open a new image about 1000 by 800, white, RGB, 72 ppi.
     
  2. Hit the D key and then X to select white as your foreground color.
     
  3. Select your brush tool. Select your first brush as 8 pt. star with hearts
     
  4. Insert a new layer.
     
  5. Paint in 7 rows of 7 columns of this brush end to end .
     
  6. Click on your move tool. Check show bounding box and resize your cloth till it is about 500X500.
     
  7. Using the move tool and bounding boxes, rotate your canvas 45 degrees and apply.
     
  8. Squeeze the height while lengthening the width and apply.
     
  9. Use the Rectangular marquee tool to highlight the bottom third.
     
  10. Using the move tool and bounding boxes, stretch the bottom down so it gives the impression of overhang on a table.
     
  11. Insert a mask on this layer by clicking the insert mask button on the bottom of the layers panel.
  12. When the mask is active, select the gradient tool with linear gradient. Hit your D key to set black as your foreground color and white as background color. Draw a gradient from the back of the  cloth to the "bend" in the cloth, holding down the shift key to make a straight gradient.

Cloth 2 (same as above, with different brush)

  1. Open a new image about 1000 by 800, white, RGB, 72 ppi.
  2. Hit the D key and then X to select white as your foreground color.
  3. Select your brush tool. Select your first brush as Hearts
  4. Insert a new layer.
  5. Paint in 7 rows of 7 columns of this brush end to end .
  6. Click on your move tool. Check show bounding box and resize your cloth till it is about 500X500.
  7. Using the move tool and bounding boxes, rotate your canvas 45 degrees and apply.
  8. Squeeze the height while lengthening the width and apply.
  9. Use the Rectangular marquee tool to highlight the bottom third.
  10. Using the move tool and bounding boxes, stretch the bottom down so it gives the impression of overhang on a table.
  11. Insert a mask on this layer by clicking the insert mask button on the bottom of the layers panel.
  12. When the mask is active, select the gradient tool with linear gradient. Hit your D key to set black as your foreground 0color and white as background color. Draw a gradient from the back of the  cloth to the "bend" in the cloth, holding down the shift key to make a straight gradient.

 



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