I did the work for this tutorial in PSP version 9, but I am sure the technique would work in other versions as well. This is an Alpha Channel Selections tutorial, and I hope it is clear enough for anyone trying it. The canvas was saved as a psp, so it should also work in verson 8. Remember to save often.
To do this tutorial, you will need a basic knowledge of PSP and my Baby DinoCanvas.
Unzip the Baby Dino Canvas into a folder of your choice. I usually make a folder with the name of the tutorial and put the supplies in there for easy access.
Remember to save often! You can save it as a pspimage in the folder of your choice. (This is another reason I have a folder with the name of the tutorial, so that I can also put my pspimages in it to save and "play" with later!)
Step 1. Open the dino_canvas_ssg.psp in your PSP workspace, duplicate it and close the original. I will give directions for the colors I used, which are on their own layer in the canvas, but feel free to color the pencil with your choice of colors. You will also notice one layer X'ed out - the visibility is turned off. This is the eyes layer. We will not use it until we get to that layer in the Layer Palettte. Or you can draw your own eyes!
Step 2. Activate the front bottom leg layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the front bottom leg selection. Fill with color # 2. Go to Selections/Float. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Use the following settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #084d03 (same as color # 1 on canvas). Deselect by going to Selections/Select None or by holding down the Ctrl key and the D key on the keyboard.
Step 3. Activate the back bottom leg layer. Load the back bottom leg selection. Fill with color # 2. Use the same Cutout settings. We will use the same fill and the same Cutout on each part, except for the mouth and nose.
Step 4. Activate the body layer. Load the body selection. Fill with color # 2. Float and use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.
Step 5. Activate the front top leg layer. Load the front top leg selection. Fill with color # 2. Float and use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.
Step 6. Activate the back top leg layer. Load the back top leg selection. Fill with color # 2. Float and use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.
Step 7. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with color # 2. Float and use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.
Step 8. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose selection. Fill with black. Deselect.
Step 9. Activate the eyes layer. Turn the visibility on by clicking on the red X in the Layer Palette.
Step 10. Activate the mouth layer. Load the mouth selection. Fill with black. Deselect.
Step 11. Activate the front top leg layer. Activate the Eraser brush - settings: Shape: round; Size 15; Hardness: 100; Step: 25; Density: 100; Thickness: 100; Rotation: 0; Opacity: 100. Erase the very top "inside" of the front top leg - as in screen shot.
Step 12. Do the same to the back top leg layer. See screen shot.
Step 13. Activate the front top leg layer again. Activate the Air Brush with the following settings: Shape: round; Size: 25; Step: 22; Density: 75; Thickness: 100; Rotation: 0; Opacity: 75. Foreground color: # 2 (#16c709). Lightly spray (by a click at a time) over the very top of where we just erased - we want to even out the color). See the screen shot for suggestion. I enlarged to do the spraying as well as for the screen shot.
Step 14.Activate the Soften Brush with the following settings: Shape: round; Size:15; Hardness: 22; Step: 26; Density: 100; Thickness: 100; Rotation: 0; Opacity: 100. Soften over the area you just air sprayed.
Step 15. Repeat the air brush and the soften brush for the back top leg.
Congratulations! Your Baby Dino is finished! You can now delete the colors layer, and do a final save. You can add a background and play with your image. I resized mine for the following images. The purple and blue baby dinos were colorized.
Thank you for trying my Baby Dino tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.
This tutorial was written June 17, 2009.
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