final froggie

Froggie



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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. Remember to save often.

    To do this tutorial, you will need a basic knowledge of PSP and my Froggie Supplies.


    Unzip the Froggie Supplies 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. Open the froggie09_canvas_ssg.pspimage into your PSP workspace.

    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 froggie09_canvas_ssg.pspimage, 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 froggie with your choice of colors.

SAVE

    Step 2. Activate the L foot layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the L foot selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill the same layer with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V&H 2; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow Color #3e6a43. Reapply the cutout with the V&H at minus 2. Deselect by going to Selections/Select None or by holding down the Ctrl key and the D key on the keyboard.

foot cutout

SAVE

    Step 3. Activate the L leg layer. Load the L leg selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill the same layer with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V&H 3; Opacity 100; Blur 25; Shadow Color #3e6a43. Reapply the cutout with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect.

back leg cutout

SAVE

    Step 4. Activate the R foot layer. Load the R foot selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill the same layer with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V&H 2; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow Color #3e6a43. Reapply the cutout with the V&H at minus 2. Deselect.

foot cutout

SAVE

    Step 5. Activate the R leg layer. Load the R leg selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill the same layer with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V&H 3; Opacity 100; Blur 25; Shadow Color #3e6a43. Reapply the cutout with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect.

back leg cutout

SAVE

    Step 6. Activate the body layer. Load the body selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill the same layer with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V&H 5; Opacity 100; Blur 35; Shadow Color #3e6a43. Reapply the cutout with the V&H at minus 5. Deselect.

body cutout

SAVE

    Step 7. Activate the mouth layer. Load the mouth selection. Fill with color # 5. Selections/Modify/Contract 2. Fill the same layer with color # 4. Selections/Modify/Expand 2. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V 5; H 0; Opacity 100; Blur 25; Shadow Color #253d28. Deselect.

mouth cutout

SAVE

    Step 8. Activate the tongue layer. Load the tongue selection. Fill with color # 3. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V 5; H 0; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow Color #9c0606. Deselect.

tongue cutout

SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the L eye layer. Load the L eye selection. Fill with black. Selections/Modify/Contract 2. Fill the same layer with white. Selections/Modify/Expand 2. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V&H 3; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow Color #080808. Reapply the cutout with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect.

eye cutout

SAVE

    Step 10. Activate the L inner eye layer. Load the L inner eye selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Apply the round preset. Bevel 2 (pie shape); Width 14; Smoothness 15; Depth 12; Ambience 0; Shininess 50; Color white; Angle 315; Intensity 70; Elevation 30.

round preset

SAVE

    Step 11. Activate the R eye layer. Load the R eye selection. Fill with black. Selections/Modify/Contract 2. Fill the same layer with white. Selections/Modify/Expand 2. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V&H 3; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow Color #080808. Reapply the cutout with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 12. Activate the R inner eye layer. Load the R inner eye selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Apply the round preset as before.

SAVE

    Step 13. Activate the R front leg layer. Load the R front leg selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill the same layer with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. V&H 3; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow Color #3e6a43. Reapply the cutout with the V&H at minus 3. Deselect.

front leg cutout

SAVE

    Step 14. Activate the L front leg layer. Load the L front leg selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill the same layer with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Selections/Float. Apply the same cutout we just applied. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 15. Final touch is to use the Smudge Brush! Now don't panic, it is just to smooth out where the top of the front legs form into shoulders! Use the following settings and smudge on the top of both the R front leg and the L front leg. Shape round; Size 16; Hardness 0; Step 1; Density 40; Thickness 100; Rotation 50 and Opacity 42.

smudge brush

    Do a final save, and now you can delete the colors layer. Your froggie is finished! Congratulations!!

final froggie



      This tutorial was written April 19, 2009.

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