final turkey

Baby Turkey



    Please read my Terms of Use at the bottom of this tutorial. I hate having to state them, but in this day and age, it is necessary.

    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 Turkey Supplies.


    Unzip the baby_turkey_canvas_ssg.psp into a folder of your choice. Open the sign_ssg.psp into the same folder. I made the sign, so it is safe to use. I have put a layer on the sign that is a text layer, but I didn't merge it down in case you have another text or saying you want to put on your sign. I usually make a folder with the name of the tutorial and put the supplies in there for easy access. I offer the directions merely as a guide for you. Be creative and use your imagination.

    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 baby_turkey_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 turkey 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 them until we get to that layer in the Layer Palette. You can use the eyes or not - you can also make or use your own. These tubes were made by me, so they are safe to use. My tutorials are only written the way I did them - and are suggestions for you. Use your imagination - be creative! : )

SAVE

    Step 2. Activate the tail layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the tail. Fill with color # 1 (bright orange). Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Use the following settings: V&H: 3; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #bb5205. Reapply with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect by going to Selections/Select None or by holding down the Ctrl key and the D key on the keyboard. I also added a Drop Shadow, and I added it to each layer, however, I didn't do the Drop Shadow until I had the image finished. It is up to you if you want to add it or not - or when you add it. It shouldn't make any difference, but it might. Effect/3D Effects/Drop Shadow: V: 3; H: 2; Opacity: 40; Blur: 5; Color: black.

outer tail cutout

drop shadow

    Step 3. Activate the tail shading layer. Load the tail shading. Fill with color # 7. You might have to fill it a couple of times to have it show properly. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

    Step 4. Activate the inner tail layer. Load the inner tail selection. Fill with color # 2 (light orange). Float. Use the same Cutout settings. Remember to reapply with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

SAVE

    Step 5. Activate the inner tail shading layer. Load the inner tail shading. Fill with color # 7. Deselect. Apply the same Drop Shadow.

SAVE

    Step 6. Activate the R foot back toe layer. Load the R foot back toe. Fill with color # 4 (yellow). Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 80; Blur: 15; Shadow color: #f94a0d (# 3 on the psp image). Reapply with the V&H at minus 2. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

feet cutout

    Step 7. Activate the R foot front toe layer. Load the R foot front toe. Fill with color # 4. Float. Use the same Cutout settings. Deselect. Apply the same Drop Shadow.

SAVE

    Step 8. Activate the R wing layer. Load the R wing. Fill with color # 5 (off white). Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 80; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #c0c0c0. Reapply with the V&H at minus 2. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

wings cutout

SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the sign_ssg.psp and go to Edit/Copy Merged if you want to use the same text. Just Copy if you want to add your own text. Activate the turkey image and Edit/Paste as New Layer Rename the layer. Use the Raster Deform Tool to move into place over the right wing. (Fingers will be going over the handle of the sign.) You might have to resize the sign so it is the right size once it is in his wing. Selections/Select All/Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 4; Opacity: 80; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #c0c0c0. Reapply with the V&H at minus 4. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

    Step 10. Activate the R top finger layer. Load the R top finger. Fill with color # 5. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 80; Blur: 5; Shadow color: #c0c0c0. Reapply with the V&H at minus 2. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

finger cutout

SAVE

    Step 11. Activate the R middle finger layer. Load the R top finger. Fill with color # 5. Float. Use the same Cutout settings just used. Remember to reapply the V&H at minus 2. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

    Step 12. Activate the R bottom finger layer. Load the bottom finger. Fill with color # 5. Float. Use the same Cutout settings just used. Remember to reapply the V&H at minus 2. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

    The following screen shot shows what the image should look like so far.

looks 1

    Step 13. Activate the body layer. Load the body. Fill with color # 5. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 3; Opacity: 80; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #c0c0c0. Reapply with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

body cutout

    Step 14. Activate the body shading layer. Load the body shading. Fill with black. Deselect. Activate the body layer, load the body selection. Selections/Invert. Activate the body shading layer and click on delete. This will get rid of the shading that is off the edge of the body. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

    Step 15. Activate the L wing layer. Load the L wing. Fill with color # 5. Float. Apply the following Cutout: V&H: 2; Opacity: 80; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #c0c0c0. Reapply with the V&H at minus 2. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

wings cutout

    Step 16. Activate the L wing shading layer. Load the L wing shading. Fill with black. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

    The following screen shot shows what the image should look like so far.

looks 2

    Step 17. Activate the head layer. Load the head. Fill with color # 5. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 4; Opacity: 80; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #c0c0c0. Reapply with the V&H at minus 4. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow. I used the Lighten/Darken Brush with the following settings: Size: 5; Shape: round; Hardness: 18; Step: 18; Density: 100; Thickness: 100; Rotation: 0; Opacity: 65; Swap Mouse Buttons box: checked. I used it on each side of the little top knot on the head to give a bit more depth look.

head cutout       darken areas

    Step 18. Activate the head shading layer. Load the head shading. Fill with color black. Deselect. Apply the same Drop Shadow.

SAVE

    Step 19. Activate the lower beak layer. Load the lower beak. Fill with color # 6. Float. Use the following Cutout: V&H: 3; Opacity: 80; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #f94a0d. Reapply with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

beak cutout

SAVE

    Step 20. Activate the upper beak layer. Load the upper beak. Fill with color # 6. Float. Use the same Cutout we just used. Reapply with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow

    Step 21. Activate the wattle layer. Load the wattle. Fill with color # 3 (red). Float. Cutout : V&H: 3; Opacity: 80; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #800000. Reapply with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

wattle cutout

    The following screen shot shows what the image should look like so far.

looks 3

    Step 22. Activate the eyes layer. Click on the red X to turn the visibility on.

    Step 23. Activate the L foot R toe layer. Load the L foot R toe. Fill with color # 4. Float. Cutout - V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 15; Shadow color: #f94a0d. Reapply with the V&H at minus 2. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

feet cutout

    Step 24. Activate the L foot L toe layer. Load the L foot L toe. Fill with color # 4. Float. Use the same Cutout settings just used. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

    Step 25. Activate the L foot mid toe layer. Load the L foot mid toe. Fill with color # 4. Float. Use the same Cutout settings just used. Deselect. Apply same Drop Shadow.

    Congratulations! Your Baby Turkey is finished! You can now delete the colors layer, and do a final save. You can add a background and play with your image. Have fun with your Baby Turkey!

final turkey

    Here is an example of how I played with my Baby Turkey. I applied a glass effect using Eye Candy 4.0. I used the following settings: Basic: Bevel Width: 10.80; Smoothness: 75; Bevel Placement: Inside marquee; Edge Darkening: 6; Gradient Shading: 0; Refraction: 0; Opacity: 0; Tinting: 0; Glass Color: white. Lighting: Direction: 135; Inclination: 45; Highlight Brightness: 100; Highlight Size: 40; Ripple Thickness: 0; Ripple Width: 72; Random Seed: 1. Bevel Profile: Button.

EC4 basic     EC4 lighting

EC4 bevel profile

Turkey with Eye Candy 4 Glass
glass turkey EC4

    You could also use Eye Candy 3 - following settings: Bevel Width: 20; Bevel Shape: Button; Flaw Spacing: 30; Flaw Thickness: 30; Opacity: 50; Refraction: 1; Color: white; Highlight Brightness: 100; Highlight Sharpness: 40; Direction: 135; Inclination: 45.

ED 3

Turkey with Eye Candy 3 Glass
glass turkey ED 3

    Thank you for trying my Baby Turkey tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.





      This tutorial was written November 1, 2009.

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    All the content on this Baby Turkey Tutorial site is protected by International Copyright laws. If photos or graphics were created by anyone other than Susie, it will be noted and the copyright will remain with the creator. Please respect these copyrights. Any similarity to any other tutorial is coincidental. You may download my tutorials for personal use. You may share them within a group, if you write and ask my permission first. The image you create from this tutorial is yours to do with as you please. I worked hard to create this image and to write the tutorial - it took many hours, so please respect my work.



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