Creating a glass lens in Corel Photo-Paint 8TM



[1]  Create a new document. Use what ever color background
you want, and which ever resolution you are comfortable
working in.

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[2]  Click and hold mask tools on your tool bar
and select the elliptical mask from the fly-out.



Draw the mask in your document. You can do this by eye
or to get a perfect circle, hold down your left mouse button
without moving the mouse, hold down the "Ctrl" key, and draw the
circle to the size you want. Make the mask a good size for
the sake of the tutorial so you won't have to zoom in.

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[3]  If you don't already have the Tool Settings Roll-up on
your desktop, from the menu bar, select "View" then
"Roll-Ups" then "Tool Settings".
Next, click and hold Fill Tools on your tool bar and select the
Interactive Fill Tool from the fly-out.



From the Tool Settings Roll-Up select the following..



When you make your selection , the Interactive Fill Tool
will open to the same size as your document. You will
need to scale this to approximately twice the size of your
mask. See fig:3 and fig:4 below for an explanation of the
Interactive Fill Tool handles.
Click and hold the scale handle
to adjust the size of the fill and rotate to approx. 45 degrees.
Position the Interactive Fill Tool so that the color portion
will be in the lower right corner and cover approximately
1/3 of the mask circle.









Double click on the "from-color" square (see fig:4)
Select the color you want to use but leave the
"to-color" square as black. When you are satisfied with
the position and color of the fill, click "Apply" on the Tool
Settings roll-up.

fig:5 illustrates what it should look like so far.
Or approximately.



At this point, it might be a good idea to save your work
and also, make sure that you do not remove the mask
circle. Removing the mask will be the very last
thing you do on this project.


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[4]  Now.... we will need to apply a reflection from a light source
to give it a glassy wet look.(fig:6)

Note: If you want to save yourself some time on this step,
you can click here to download this object then copy and
paste it into your document.



Create a new document 160 x 120 pixels x 96 dpi.

Click and hold Mask Tools and select freehand mask
from the fly-out.



Using the freehand mask tool, draw a shape like the upper
portion of fig:6 then fill it with a solid white color.
Next...from the menu bar, select "Mask" then "Mode" then
"Additive" and draw a shape like the lower portion of fig:6
and fill it with a medium grey color. Now.. you can just copy
and paste this into your first document.

Align this object in the upper-left quadrant of your filled,
mask circle.(see fig:7 below)



If you don't have the "Objects Docker" visible on your desktop,
from the menu bar, select "View" then "Dockers" then "Objects".
From the bottom of the "Objects Docker", lower the Opacity until
it looks right. (approximately 25%).(see fig:8)

Click on "background" in the "Objects Docker" for an
un-obstructed view.




Click on "Object1" (reflection) in the "Objects Docker"
to select it. Next... from the menu bar, select
"Object" then "Combine" then "Combine Objects With
Background"

Finally...from the menu bar, select "Edit" then "Copy".
Select "Edit" again then "Paste" then "As New Object".

You now have a Master Object. Don't alter this one.
Instead, from the menu bar, select "Object" then "Duplicate"
to create a working copy.

Now would probably be a good time to clean up your
document. First...select "Background" in your "Objects
Docker". Then , from the menu bar, select "Mask" then
"Remove". Using the "Fill Tool", fill the background with
a color that matches the color of the background on your
web page. (for the purpose of saving your image in gif. format
with a transparent background.)

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Now would probably be a good time
to save your project.

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Using your working copy of the object, you can
alter it's size, and change the color by adjusting
Hue, Saturation and Lightness. Below are a few samples.