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Monday, March 24, 2014

Stained Glass (Long Tutorial)

Supplies Used

Eye Candy 5: Impact (Bevel, Chrome and glass)

Lets’ Draw!

Create a new 8x10 horizontal background, as shown below. Un-check the “transparent” selection so that your background shows up white and not PNG (also shown below).


Save your design now as a *psd called “Stained Glass.”

Click on your pen tool in your sidebar options and you’ll see a change in your upper tool bar that associate with the pen tool usage.

First, we need to change the pen line, as shown below. You want the solid line and none other.
Next, you want to change the width of your pen tool line as well, so your outline really sets out. I’ve set mine to 75.00 (just type it in) but you can do what you feel is best.
While holding down the shift button, run your pen line along the outside of your canvas to create an entire frame for your starting point. You do not have to keep adding a layer; just keep going and it will all be on one layer. Convert this layer to raster when you have completed.

Change your Foreground colour to black and make your Background colour absent. Find your Ellipse tool, with width on 75.00 still, and pull out an elliptical center to your stained glass window. Change to raster and pull into the center of your canvas.

Return to the pen tool and using the same line width, draw connecting lines from each of the corner to your elliptical center. Convert to raster when completed.
Add a new set of connecting lines right on the inside of your stained glass, as shown below. Convert to raster when completed.
Our drawing is now complete! Merge everything down until it is on one layer. Do not merge with your white background.
Apply Eye Candy Chrome top your frame. From the drop down menu, I used Shiny Hood and factory settings.

Apply your bevel settings as well. I used a rolling slope and the settings below. I also applied these settings twice; once in the initial stage and once after I had already beveled the frame.

Lets’ Paint!

First, scan the web for a paint palette you like. I chose the one seen below. You’ll need this for your colour selections.
Click inside of any of your spaces around your stained glass with your magic wand. Selections > Modify > Expand by 11 > Add a new layer > Ok.
Flood-fill with your first choice of colour and then Select none. Move this below your frame then repeat this process all around the area you’ve chosen. Merge these layers together and rename “glass 1.”
** TIP! ** The fastest way to colour more than one area is to hold down shIft while clicking inside of each area, then modify, add a new layer, flood-fill those areas, select none and then move below the frame layer. It may take a spell but it’s worth it.
Choose another colour and repeat the process above. Have each colour on a separate layer. If you want more than one layer, rotate your colours or add more for variation.
Re-size your design by 50%.

Click inside of each section of the frame yet again, but this time apply the glass settings below. Use the same rolling slop as we used with the bevel.

Duplicate each glass layer and apply the Xero porcelain settings below to the duplicated layers only. Then, lower the opacity to 40.

Lower the opacity on the original layers to 60. This will soften our colours.

Drop shadow to your liking and save. Now you have created a stained glass window! You have it saved in a *psd so you can edit it at any time.

Why not try your hand at my next tutorial for a stained glass window. I used it in a tutorial, found HERE.