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Rivets and Screws
Requirements: Paint Shop Pro 6, 7
Author: Richie Dumlao

1 Make a new 200 x 200, White background and 16 millions color image.

Set foreground color to Black and background color to White

2 Draw a rounded selection using the Selection Tool as shown in the example

Selection Tool Settings:
Selection Type = Circle
Antialias = Checked

Save your selection to Alpha Channel (Selections>Save to Alpha Channel) and name it "Circle"

3 Apply a Solid Color Fill at your current selection

Flood Fill Settings:
Fill Style = Solid Color
Blend Mode = Normal
Paper Texture and Match Mode = None
Opacity = 100

4 Contract your current selection by 10 (Selections>Modify>Contract) Pixels = 10

Add a new layer (Layers>New Raster Layer)

Set your Foreground color to White and Background color to Black by clicking on the bent shown below.

Apply a White color fill at your current selection

Flood Fill Settings:
Fill Style = Solid Color
Blend Mode = Normal
Paper Texture and Match Mode = None
Opacity = 100

5 Pick the Freehand Tool and start drawing a selection that would look like something as shown in the example.

Freehand Settings:
Selection Type = Point to Point
Feather = 0
Antialias = Checked

Single click your mouse in order as shown in the example then double-click at point 5 to close the selection.

 

6 Press [Delete] from your keyboard

Load the "Circle" selection from Alpha Channel (Selections>Load From Alpha Channel)

 

7 Apply Gaussian Blur Filter (Image>Blur>Gaussian Blur).  Do this three times.

First : Radius = 5
Second : Radius = 10
Third : Radius = 5

Merge all layers (Layers>Merge>Merge All)

Darken your image a bit
(Colors>Adjust>Gamma Correction)  RGB = .69

8 Contract your selection by 5 (Selections>Modify>Contract) Pixels = 5

Press [CTRL+C] and paste the captured selection into a background image by pressing [CTRL+E]

I did a colorize filter (Colors>Colorize)
Hue = 30 Saturation = 30 at the example image shown

9 More ideas...you can make Rivet and Screw out of this.

Open a background image (Click here to download the same background I used on this example)

Draw a small Rounded Selection then increase feather by 5 (Selections>Modify>Feather) Pixels = 5

Apply a Cutout filter using the settings below:
Cutout Settings:
Fill Interior Color = Not Checked
Shadow Color = Black
Blur = 8
Vertical and Horizontal Offset = 3

Adjust Gamma Correction (Colors>Adjust>Gamma Correction) RGB = .5

Go back to your button image (See Step 7) then press [CTRL+C] to put the selection into the clipboard.  Press [CTRL+V] to paste this into a transparent layered image. 

Resize your image Image>Resize>35%

Press [CTRL+C].  Go back to your background image, then press [CTRL+E]

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