Wagon

wagon

I made this wagon using PSP X2 but you should be able to do it with earlier or later versions.
This tutorial is my own work so please don't take anything and call it your own.
You may use your finished work how ever you like. No link back to my site is necessary but it would be nice.
You will need to have a good working knowledge of psp and working with selections in order to do this.
I used vectors to create my wagon but for this tutorial, I'll give you the parts as selections and let you put it all together.
You'll also find my color swatches so be sure to refer to it when doing the tutorial.
Save this file to your computer and unzip the selections to a selection folder in psp.
Wagon Selections

To Start, open a new transparent image 200 x 200
Flood fill the first layer with white and zoom in so you can see what you're doing.

Add a new layer and call it back wheels.
Go to:
Selections
Load/Save Selections
Load selection from disk.
And find wheelsbk.
click ok.

selections

Flood fill inside the marching ants with black.
Keep it selected and go to:
Selections
Modify
Contract by 1
When you do this, the marching ants will stop but you have now selected inside the outer wheel and the bolt in the middle.
Flood fill these areas with black.
With your magic wand, select the inside of the wheels and flood fill with white.
It won't look like you did anything since we're on a white background but if you turn off your background layer you'll see the inside is white.
Deselect
This is what you'll have.

Back wheels

Add a new layer and call it wheel axles.
Load selection from disk as you did before and find the wheelsaxles selection.
Flood fill with color 1.
Keep it selected and go to Selections
Modify
Contract 1 like you did before.
Again, the marching ants will have stopped but you've selected all the areas inside and to flood fill, you'll have to click inside each square.
Flood fill with color 2.
This is what you'll have.

Wheels axles

Add a new layer and call it front wheels.
Find the wheelsfrt selection and load it to this layer.
Flood fill with black like you did for the back wheels and contract by 1 to fill the inside and the middle like you did with the back wheels.
Select inside the wheels and flood fill with white.
Deselect

Add a new layer and call it handle.
Find the wgnhandle selection and load it to this layer.
Flood fill with black then deselect.
Select inside the poll and flood fill it with color 2.
Be sure you select the top square just under the handle.

Add a new layer and call it wagon front.
Find the wgnfront selection and load it to this layer.
Flood fill with color 3 and deselect.
Select inside the wagon and flood fill with color 6.
Keep it selected and go to selection float.
Apply a cut out using these settings.
Opacity 100%
Blur 7
Vertical and Horizontal 1
Shadow color 4 (#81020b)
Apply another cut out but change Vertical and Horizontal to -1.
Keep it selected and add some noise.
Adjust
Add/remove noise
Add noise
With these settings
Uniform and monochrome checked.
Noise 3%
Deselect

Add a new layer and call it wagon back.
Find the wgnback selection and load it to this layer.
Flood fill the same as you did for the wagon front with color 3.
Deselect
Select inside the wagon back and flood fill with color 4 like you did for the front.
Apply the same cut outs and add the same noise.
Deselect

Your wagon is done.
Now we just need to save and merge.
Save your work.
Delete the first layer which was your white background layer.
If you want to carry something in your wagon, turn off the wagon back layer and merge visible.
You can save your wagon back layer as a separate image and the front of the wagon with the wheels and handle as another image.
If you want to use this wagon with other work, you might want to export both the front and back wagon images as picture tubes.
If you don't want to put anything in your wagon you can merge all layers and save as a gif.
I would recommend that you save the front and back separately just in case you decide to put something in the wagon.

If you have any questions, be sure to stop by my PSP Addict message board and ask for some help or stop by and show us your work.