Boy With Snowman


boy with snowman



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    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 Supplies.


    In the supplies is a canvas psp. You are more than welcome to use the colors of your choice. Be creative!

    Unzip the Boy 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!)

    NOTE: This image was made from another boy image I had done, so you will see other selections in the Alpha Channel. Just follow the names of the layers as I give them in this tutorial and you should do fine.

    Step 1. Open the boy_snowman_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 Boy and the snowman parts with your choice of colors.

SAVE

    Step 2. Activate the shoes layer in the Layer Palette (located at the bottom of the Layer Palette - we will be working up from the bottom of the palette). Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the shoes selection. Fill with color # 1 or the color of your choice. Go to Selections/Float. Go to Effects/3 D Effects/Cutout. Use the following settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #421f16 (if you use a color or another pattern, adjust the shadow color). Deselect by going to Selections/Select None or by holding down the Ctrl key and the D key on the keyboard. After this step, the directions will just say Float and Deselect.


shoes cutout

SAVE

    Step 3. Activate the pants layer. Load the pants selection. Fill with color # 2, or color of your choice. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #292c12. Deselect.


pants cutout

    Step 4. Activate the pants shading layer. Load the pants shading selection. Fill with color # 3. You might have to click on Fill a couple of times. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 5. Activate the coat layer. Load the coat selection. Fill with color # 4. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #5e2524. Deselect.


coat cutout

    Step 6. Activate the coat shading layer. Load the coat shading selection. Fill with color #5e2524. Deselect.


SAVE

    Step 7. Activate the snowman layer. Load the snowman selection. Fill with color # 7. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 35; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #0000c0. Deselect.


snowman cutout

    Step 8. Activate the face layer. The visibility is turned off - click on the red X and turn the visibility on to see the face. You may use your own face, if you want. I drew this face, so it is safe to use.


SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the scarf layer. Load the scarf selection. Fill with color # 4. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 15; Shadow color: #400000. Deselect.


scarf cutout

    Step 10. Activate the mittens layer. Load the mittens selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #2f3216. Deselect.


mittens cutout

SAVE

    Step 11. Activate the collar layer. Load the collar selection. Fill with color # 4. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #40000. Deselect.


collar cutout

    Step 12. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with color # 5. Float. Use the following Cutout selections: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #e4a48e. Deselect.


head cutout

SAVE

    Step 13. Activate the face layer. Click on the red X to turn the visibility on. I made this face, so it is safe to use, but feel free to make your own face.

    Step 14. Activate the scarf 2 layer. Load the scarf 2 selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Color shadow: #2f3216. Deselect.


scarf 2 cutout

SAVE

    Step 15. Activate the hair layer. Load the hair selection. Fill with color # 8. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #523e26. Deselect.


hair cutout

    Step 16. Activate the stocking cap layer. Load the stocking cap selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V: 0; H: 0 Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #2f3216. Deselect.


cap cutout

    Step 17. Activate the cap brim layer. Load the cap brim selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #0c0d07. Deselect.


brim cutout

    Step 18. Activate the hat tassel layer. Load the hat tassel selection. Fill with color # 3. Deselect. Go to Effects/3 D Effects/Inner Bevel. Use the following Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 12; Smoothness: 48; Depth: 7; Ambience: 4; Shininess: 2; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 30; Elevation: 50.


tassel_bevel

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

boy with snowman

    Thank you for trying my Boy with Snowman tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.




      This tutorial was written December 27, 2013.

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