Oriental Tea Set

Oriental Tea Set

Created August 18, 2002 Copyright SuzShook
Made "Version-Independent" March 2009
Property of SuzShook

This tutorial is my own creation;
however, most of the techniques used in this tutorial, I have learned from others!
Therefore, if you recognize any contribution you have made, I thank you!
And I thank you as well for respecting this as my work by not posting it,
in whole or in part,
in any other location without written permission from me!

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This is the introduction to a set of tutorials designed to build a genuine Albion Oriental Tea Set modeled after the set my husband purchased in Japan during the Korean War. There are seven tutorials in this set - one each for the teapot, the cup, saucer, plate, platter, sugar bowl, and creamer! Each is written as a different tutorial so as not to make any one tutorial too long! All seven tutorials use the same genuine images, photographed from my Oriental Tea Set! Four of the seven tutorials use selections, stored in the alpha channels of the images provided. Hope you enjoy the series!

I make my tutorials as brief as possible, without the customary paths, details, and how-to's. For those veterans among you, this will be welcome! But for those less familiar with PSP, I included a "Glossary" that contains all the details omitted in the tutorial. If you need a little extra help, check the Glossary section. Just click on the button below - the Glossary will open in a new window.

PSP glossary button

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro at the intermediate level (or advanced beginner level with the Glossary). It was originally written in and for PSP Version 7, and now made "version-independent". Screen shots for this tutorial can come from any version of PSP - where there are significant differences from version to version, a green "Version Note" will be included, along with multiple screen shots if necessary.

Where a note/tip refers to a version of PSP and all higher versions, a + sign will be used to indicate this. For example, if a note/tip applies to PSP X and higher versions, I will use the convention "PSP X+".

If you try this tutorial, and find something is inaccurate for your version of PSP, please EMAIL ME to let me know so I can fix it!

Screen shots in this tutorial are resized - your work will be larger than this!

Supplies - For this tutorial, you will need the following:
  • Paint Shop Pro - any version. The latest version of PSP can be found at the Corel site HERE.

This tutorial actually consists of seven parts! I made the building of each item in the tea set a separate tutorial, so that no one tutorial would be too overwhelming! Feel free to pick and choose among the items available - there's a teapot (of course) and a teacup, a saucer, a plate, a platter, a sugar bowl, and a creamer! Each tutorial will link to the next in the series, and will also provide links for each of the other six parts! Enjoy making your tea set!

Now, on to the teapot!

Oriental Tea Set Teapot Tutorial
Oriental Tea Set Teacup Tutorial
Oriental Tea Set Saucer Tutorial
Oriental Tea Set Plate Tutorial
Oriental Tea Set Platter Tutorial
Oriental Tea Set Sugar Bowl Tutorial
Oriental Tea Set Creamer Tutorial

If you have any problems, comments, or questions, please do not hesitate to Email me.


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