A Little Lesson on Perspective

Perspective applied to many items

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You will need a copy of Paint Shop Pro. I'm using vX but you should be able to adapt this to any release of PSP.

This tutorial illustrates how to put down a floor in perspective. But you can apply it to many other objects as you can see from

the above picture. Use your imagination!

Start with an new image:

new image

Set your materials palette foreground fill to the fill of your choice (which will be the wallpaper) and the background fill to your flooring material.

materials palette

Select the Flood Fill tool flood fill tool and fill your background.

Add a new raster layer.

Now select the Rectangle tool rectangle tooland turn off your foreground so that only the flooring material appears in your Materials palette.

materials palette

Draw out your flooring rectangle. Note that it does not go all the way to the edge of your image.

flooring rectangle

Select the Deform tool deform tool and place your cursor over the top, right node.

 cursor over node

Hold down the Control key and push the node to the right. Notice that both sides begin to move in.

push node holding control key

Now place your cursor over the top center node and push down (you don't have to use the Control key for this move.) Push down to the area you want your floor to start on the wall.

push down nodes without control key

Open your canvas by positioning your cursor on a corner and drag so that you can see the entire rectangle selection.

open canvas

Pull each side out until the flooring extends just outside of the image.

Depending on the perspective you want, you may wish to place the flooring higher up on the wall and not pull the sides out so much. Play with your setting until you get the perspective you want.

But don't stop with flooring. I used the same tools on the rug, plate and doily. You can take any flat object you want and, from a standing position, make it lay down.

Have fun!

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