This is a very easy tutorial, but it is not for BEGINNERS. I have assumed that you already know the basics of Paint Shop Pro.

To complete this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro
Simple Filters

To complete the optional steps, you will need:
SuperBladePro (optional)
FM Tile Tools (optional)

The bevel_shiny preset

The fabulous settings for the kaleidoscope effect are the inspirations of my talented e-pal Char.
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Open a new image, 200 x 200. Flood-fill the image with whatever you want to use for the layer underneath
the lace. I used a gradient tile that I made using my Scratchy Background tut.
Whatever you use, it needs to be seamless.
Open a new image, 200 x 200.

Flood-fill the image with a color that is very different from the color you want to make your lace.

Layers - Add Raster Layer.

Set the tool options for your Paintbrush Tool as shown on the right. You can make the size 4, instead of 5, if you want a more delicate lace pattern.

Using your Paintbrush tool, scribble.
Effects - Reflection Effects - Kaleidoscope,
using the settings shown.
(OPTIONAL STEP)
Depending on how large or how fine you want your pattern, apply Simple - Diamonds, as many times as you like. I applied it 3 times.
(OPTIONAL STEP)
If you want a more 3D effect, select the lace pattern and apply a bevel.

I used SuperBladePro - bevel_shiny.
Copy the top layer (the lace pattern), and paste it as a new layer on the background image.
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
using the settings shown,
or, make up your own.
(OPTIONAL STEP)
I like to apply FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss.
It's up to you, of course.

Layers - Merge - Merge All (flatten)
and you're finished.
Try some variations, using Layer Blend Modes.

Here are a couple of examples.
Prior to the last step of the tut, change the blend mode on the lace layer to "Darken".

Then do the last step (Blend Emboss / Merge Layers).
Prior to the last step of the tut, change the blend mode on the lace layer to "Soft Light".

Then do the last step (Blend Emboss / Merge Layers).

OK, that's it. You're finished.

If you have any questions or problems with this tutorial, feel free to E-MAIL ME.

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