Wooden barrel

wooden barrel barrel with apples

This tutorial was written using psp x2 but you should be able to do it with earlier or later versions.
You need to have a good working knowledge of psp and using pixels.
This work is my own creations. Any similarities are strictly coincidental.
Let's get started.

Open a new image 100x100 with a white background.
Zoom in 800%
Turn on grid.
Using color #73530a, pixel the outline and lines going from top to bottom.
Use my color scale for the outline.
barrel outline
Select inside each section and flood fill with #d2b470.
Keep it selected, float and apply a cutout with these settings.
Vertical and Horizontal 1
Opacity 50%
Blur 3
Fill color same as outline.
Select none
Select all, float and apply noise with these settings.
6% uniform
Monochrome checked.
Select none
Add a new layer and using #807a2c, pixel a line across the top, extending it 2 pixels on each side.
Working your way towards the top of the image, place one pixel in the space above but one pixel wider then line you just drew.
If this sounds confusing, don't worry I'll show you a picture after I've explained everything.
Working towards the center of the barrel, pixel two pixels on the next line up then one straight line on the next line to connect this top piece.
Using the same color, pixel a 4 pixel wide band around the center and a 2 pixel wide band at the very bottom of the barrel.
Here's the picture to show you what I've done.
barrel with bands
Select inside the top and middle bands and flood fill with #adac4f.
Select none
Select all, float and apply same noise as for the main part of the barrel.
Select none
I used black to draw some handles on my barrel.
And here's what it should look like.
finished barrel
Turn off your background layer and merge visible.
You can save just the barrel as a gif or tube it and leave it empty or continue along and put some apples in it.

If you're making apples, open a new image 100x100 with a white background.
Zoom in 800%. Your grid should still be turned on.
Sit on your background layer and add a new layer. Call it apple.
apple outline
Following my outline, draw an outline for the apple using #a42d19.
Select inside and flood fill it with #ce462e.
Float and apply a cut out using these settings.
Vertical and horizontal 0.
Opacity 50%
Blur 3
Fill color same as for outline.
Keep it selected and add a new layer.
Using white, pixel a small square in the top right hand corner, 2 pixels across and 2 pixels down.
apple with blur
Adjust, blur, Gaussian blur with these settings.
Radius 1.
Select none.
Turn off your background layer and merge visible.
Select all, select float and apply same noise as we did for the barrel.
Select none.
Turn on your background layer again.
Add a new layer on top of your apple for a stem.
I used #aa9a43 and #c3a95c and drew a few pixels to represent the stem.
apple with stem
Turn off your background layer again and merge visible.
Now you have an apple.
Save this and export it as a tube.

Open your barrel image, if it's not already and add a new layer under the barrel for an apple.
Duplicate this layer for as many apples as you want in your barrel.
If you want, you can mirror some so the stem is going in the opposite direction.
I put 6 apples in my barrel.
When your done, delete your background layer and merge visible.
Now save this as a gif, a psp file, or tube it so we can fill our wagon with barrels of apples.