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by Wendi E. M. Scarth


Painterly Rough 
Leather PSP


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Painterly Conversion

Painterly Photographic Conversion Using The Rough Leather Filter
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Manage The Workspace
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This tutorial demonstrates how to create an artistic painterly conversion using Paint Shop Pro’s Rough Leather Filter. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image
I am working with
HereUnzip the file and open the image onto Paint Shop Pro’s workspace.

Undo Tip
You can quickly step backwards by tapping Ctrl then Z - (Ctrl then Y steps forward).

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Open your choice of Start Image onto Paint Shop Pro’s workspace.

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Open PaintShop Pro, and then click the Edit tab found at the top of the workspace.

Then open your choice of Start Image onto PaintShop Pro’s workspace; File then Open -
(Ctrl then O).

Enlarge your image by double-left-clicking its top menu-bar.

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Now you have opened your Start Image onto Paint Shop Pro’s workspace, you are ready for the next step.

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2/ Duplicate The Background Layer
Now, (from the Layers Palette) right-click over the Background Layer, and then choose Duplicate from the subsequent drop-down list. You will now have two identical Layers in the Layers Palette - as illustrated below.

Then (still working on the Copy of Background Layer), from the top menu, choose Effects then choose Texture Effects and then choose Rough Leather. And from the subsequent Rough Leather dialogue box, experiment with the settings until you are happy with the results, and then click OK

(I have chosen the following default Rough Leather settings).

For further Rough Leather Filter information, please click the Help button, found at the bottom of the Rough Leather Filter’s dialogue box.

Understand Layers - Understand Blending Modes
Now, it’s time to blend the Copy of Background Layer with the Background Layer. Therefore, from the Layers Palette, change the Blending Mode from Normal to a Blending Mode that suits your image’s needs. 

I have changed my Blending Mode to Hard Light.

For personal results, it’s important to experiment with different
Blending Modes and Layer Opacities.

To sharpen your photograph, from the top menu, choose Adjust then choose Sharpness and then choose Unsharp Mask. And from the subsequent Unsharp Mask dialogue box, enter settings of your choice, and then click OK.

(Paint Shop Pro 7, from the top menu, choose Effects then choose Sharpen then choose Unsharp Mask).

 To finish, from the top menu, choose Layers then choose Merge and then choose Merge All (Flatten).

Congratulations, your Painterly Rough Leather Conversion is complete
and it’s ready to optimise and save.

Wendi E. M. Scarth.  

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