final brown mouse

Brown Mouse



    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 Brown Mouse Supplies.


    Unzip the brown_mouse_canvas_ssg.psp 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. 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 brown_mouse_canvas_ssg.psp in your PSP workspace, duplicate it and close the original. The colors I used are on their own layer and numbered. Feel free to use your own colors instead of mine. My tutorials are only written the way I did them - and are suggestions for you. Use your imagination - get creative! : )

    Step 2. Activate the back foot layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the back foot selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 15; Shadow color: #7f5931. Deselect by going to Selections/Select none or by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on the D key.

feet_cutout

SAVE

    Step 3. Activate the front foot layer. Load the front foot. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.

    Step 4. Activate the tail layer. Load the tail. Fill with color # 1. Use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.

    Step 5. Activate the back arm layer. Load the back arm selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 6. Activate the body layer. Load the body. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #7f5931. Deselect.

body_cutout

    This is how the image should look so far.

looks1

    Step 7. Activate the tummy layer. Load the tummy selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 80; Blur: 15; Shadow color: #ce9f6b. Deselect.

tummy cutout

    Step 8. Activate the top arm layer. Load the top arm selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 15; Shadow color: #7f5931. Deselect.

feet_cutout

SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the back ear layer. Load the back ear selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.

    Step 10. Activate the head layer. Load the head. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #7f5931. Deselect.

body_cutout

    Step 11. Activate the eye layer. Load the eye selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Use the following settings for the "round preset" if you don't already have it saved as a preset: Bevel: 2; Width: 14; Smoothness: 15; Depth: 12; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 50; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 70; Elevation: 30. (If you don't have it saved in your presets, save it as "round preset" before you click OK.

round_preset

    Step 12. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Use the same round preset Inner Bevel.

SAVE

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

looks2

    Step 13. Activate the mouth layer. Load the mouth selection. Fill with black. Deselect.

    Step 14. Activate the front ear layer. Load the front ear selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #7f5931. Deselect.

body_cutout

    Step 15. Activate the inner front ear layer. Load the inner front ear selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 15; Shadow color: #7f5931. Deselect.

feet_cutout

    Congratulations! Your Brown Mouse is finished! You can now do a final save. You can add a background, add embellishments and play with your image. Have fun with your Brown Mouse! I cropped and resized my image for display.

final brown mouse

    Thank you for trying my Brown Mouse tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.




      This tutorial was written January 16, 2010.

Terms of Use

    All the content on this Brown Mouse 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.



      Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments or questions. Send email to susie



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