Sultry Heart

Sultry Heart is a signature tag tutorial using Paint Shop Pro, Eye Candy 4000 and a handful of your own digital resources.


You will need:

  • Paint Shop Pro
  • Eye Candy 4000
  • Tube & Font of choice.
  • Heart shape

Create a new 400×400 canvas.

Open up your tube and minimize for just now.
Select Preset Shapes
Create as vector
Retain Style & Anti-Alias checked
Line Width = 1.

Draw out a heart.

Go to Objects > Align > Center in canvas.

Convert to raster.

Selections Float.
Selections Defloat.
Add New Raster Layer.

Floodfill with a pattern of your choice.

Selections > Invert.
Selections > Load/Save selection > Save Selection to disk. Call it heart invert.

Selections None.

With your filled heart layer active;
Go to Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Select Clear Glass preset and change Bevel Placement to Outside Marquee.

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer.

Resize your tube by 80% bicubic resample.

Activate your mover tool and place your tube just below the bottom of the heart.

Add a drop shadow of H & V = 0, Opacity = 100, Blur = 5.16, Color = Black.

Go to Selections > Load/Save and locate the selection we saved earlier.

Press Delete Once.

Move the opacity of the Tube layer down to 80.

Add the same drop shadow to the heart layer.

X out your White Background layer.

Add your text and merge visible!

Copy and paste as new image to crop without losing your drop shadow.



Special thanks to Fi for her hard work in getting Sultry back online and Anna Liwanag for her incredible artwork, which you can buy from CDO.