This tutorial is my own creation, with helpful tips from Diane
and Fran. Materials needed are HERE
my glass tiles, my gold Super Blade Pro preset, a gold fill, and a pattern created by
Chantal Paul. Lots of beautiful free patterns there.
Let's see what we can create using his jonquil pattern.
1. Place your pattern in your PSP workspace.
Check it carefully to make sure all lines are connected.
(Sometimes you have to connect
lines with the pen tool)
2. Choose the colors of stained glass you want to use.
(I have some on my Sharing page if you wish) For this
tutorial, I have included the
glass patterns for you.
3. Open your pattern in PSP. We must get rid of
the white background. If it is not a raster layer, convert it.
Click on the outside
white portion of the image. You'll see marching ants.
Selections invert. Copy as a new image. Now the
background is transparent.
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4. Place your yellow glass patterns in the material
palette, 0 and 150
5. Duplicate your image.
On your duplicate copy, using the magic wand,
tolerance set at 20, mode=add, click on each one of the outer
fill with the cornflower yellow.
6. Using the magic wand again, click on the inner
petals and fill with the other yellow glass.
7. Change your foregraound pattern to the tangerine color,
0-150. Click on the inner portion and fill with the
This will leave the outer areas, which you can use any colors
you wish. I chose two shades of blue.
Looking good! But we need to give the edges a leaded
look. Now comes the fun part.
8. Hide the glass image, and go to your original image.
Using your magic wand, click on a black portion of the image.
I chose the very center black
dot of the flower. Go to selections: modify: select
color range. You can play with the settings to make sure
areas are selected. This is what I used:
9. Go back to selections, and modify, selection
borders, (Tip, this determines the size of your edging.
Using PSP, I used a
4 border width, and with SBP a 3)
10. Add a layer
A. Fill with a gold gradient, invert, delete.
You'll just have the outline of your image. Deselect.
B. Go to 3d effects, inner bevel and use these
Open your glass image, make sure that the glass and edging
align correctly. Merge visible.
C. Result using PSP
For Super Blade Pro:
A. Fill with gold gradient, invert and delete.
You will have the outline in gold, but it is flat without a
B. Select all, float.
C. Go to Super Blade Pro and find your RRGoldWire
preset. Apply the preset. Deselect.
D. Open you glass image, make sure of the
alignment, merge visible, and
you should have something like this:
Here's another example
Any questions please email me...
Hope you've had fun. There are lots of patterns to be
found on the internet to play with.