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 Goofy Bunny Supplies.
Unzip the Goofy Bunny 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 supplies into your PSP workspace. Click on Shift D to duplicate the goofy_bunny_canvas_ssg.pspimage and close the original. The canvas image will look blank except for some colors on the left side, but if you look at your layer palette, you will see several layers labeled.
The colors on the canvas are the ones I used, but please feel free to use what ever colors you want to make your bunny!
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. Highlight the bottom labeled layer - Raster 1. Flood fill with a dark color of your choice to set off each layer to make it more visible, you can always change it later for your finished image.
Step 2. Activate the L foot layer. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load Selection from Alpha Channel and load the L foot selection.
Step 3. Fill with color #5. Go to Selections/Float. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Cutout and use the following settings: V&H 0; Opacity 75; Blur 20; Shadow color: #615b5b.
Step 4. Deselect(either click on Ctrl and D at the same time, or go to Selections/Select None.)
Step 5. Activate the L foot line layer. Load the L foot line selection, fill with color #1.
Step 6. Activate the R foot layer. Load the R foot selection and fill with color #5. Float, and apply the cutout. Deselect.
Step 7. Activate the R foot linelayer. Load the R foot line selection, fill with color #1.
Step 8. Activate the R arm layer. Load the R arm selection, fill with color # 5. Float, and apply the cutout. Deselect.
Step 9. Activate the L arm layer. Load the L arm selection, fill with color # 5. Float, and apply the cutout. Deselect.
Step 10. Activate the neck layer. Load the neck selection, fill with color # 5. Float, and apply the cutout - change blur to 10. Deselect.
Step 11. Activate the body layer. Load the body selection, fill with color # 5. Float, and apply the cutout - opacity 75, blur 20. Deselect.
Step 12. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection, fill with color # 5. Float, and apply the cutout - opacity 75, blur 20. Deselect.
Step 13. Activate the teeth layer. Load the teeth selection, fill with white. Float, and apply the cutout - opacity 50, blur 10. Deselect.
Step 14. Add a new raster layer above the teeth layer. Activate the Pen Tool and the straight line. (Connect Segments and Create on Vector boxes unchecked; Width 2; Anti-alias box checked.) Draw a short little line to show teeth separation. Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur 2. Merge down.
Step 15. The teeth need a bit of a Drop Shadow to set them off, so use this or one your prefer - Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow -V&H 0; Opacity 50; Blur 0. I applied it twice.
Step 16. Activate the mouth layer, mouth selection, fill with black.
Step 17. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose selection, fill with color # 2. Deselect. Effects/3 D Effects/Inner Bevel. Bevel 2 (pie shape); Width 31; Smoothness 40; Depth 2; Ambience 0; Shininess 10; Color white; Angle 315; Intensity 60; Elevation 20.
Step 18. Acitvate the eyes layer. Load the eyes selection, fill with black. Deselect. Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Bevel 2 (pie shape); Width 14; Smoothness 15; Depth 12; Ambience 0; Shininess 50; Color white; Angle 315; Intensity 70; Angle 30.
Step 19. Activate the R inner ear layer. Load the R inner ear selection, fill with color # 2. Float - apply the cutout, opacity 50; blur 10. Deselect.
Step 20. Activate the R ear linelayer. Load the R ear line selection, fill with color # 1.
Step 21. Activate the L inner earlayer. Load the L inner ear selection, fill with color # 5. Float, apply the cutout - opacity 75, blur 20. Deselect.
Step 22. Activate the hair tuft layer. Load the hair tuft selection, fill with color # 5. Float, apply the cutout - opacity 50, blur 10. Deselect. Apply the Drop Shadow that is the same as for teeth. Since we haven't used it for anything else, the same settings should still be there.
Congrats - you are finished. Thank you for trying my tutorial and I hope you enjoy your Goofy Bunny!
This tutorial was written March 3, 2009.
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