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Guitar Frog



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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 Guitar Frog Canvas.


    Unzip the Guitar Frog 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!)

    Step 1. Open the frog_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 frog with your choice of colors. You will also notice several layers X'ed out - the visibility is turned off. These are the various "spots" layers and the guitar layer. We will not use it until we get to those layers in the Layer Palettte. You can use the spots or not, the decision is yours. You also can use something else for the frog to hold, if you don't want to use the guitar. My tutorials are only written the way I did them - and are suggestions for you. Use your imagination - get creative! Combine this character with other characters to make a band - whatever!! : )

SAVE

    Step 2. Activate the rock layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the rock selection. Fill with color # 3. Go to Selections/Float. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Use the following settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: black. Deselect by going to Selections/Select None or by holding down the Ctrl key and the D key on the keyboard.

rock cutout

SAVE

    Step 3. Activate the rock shading layer. Load the rock shading selection. Fill with black. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 4. Activate the body layer. Load the body selection. Fill with color # 2. Float and use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 3; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #095503. Reapply the Cutout, but change the V&H to minus 3. Deselect.

body cutout

    Step 5. Activate the R leg layer. Load the R leg selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #095503. Reapply with V&H at minus 2. Deselect.

arm leg cutout

SAVE

    Step 6. Turn the visiblity on to the R leg spots layer. Click on the red X on the Layer Palette to turn the visibility on.

    Step7. Activate the L leg layer. Load the L leg selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the same Cutout settings.

SAVE

    Step 8. Activate the L leg spots layer. Turn the visibility on by clicking on the red X in the Layer Palette.

    Step 9. Activate the R upper arm layer. Load the R upper arm selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the same Cutout settings we just used on the L leg. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 10. Activate the R upper arm spots layer. Turn the visibility on.

    Step 11. Activate the guitar layer. Turn the visibility on.

SAVE

    Step 12. Activate the L arm layer. Load the L arm selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the same Cutout settings used last.

    Step 13. Activate the L arm spots layer. Turn the visibility on.

SAVE

    Step 14. Activate the R lower arm layer. Load the R lower arm selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the same Cutout settings used last.

    Step 15. Activate the R lower arm spots layer. Turn the visibility on.

    Step 16. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 3; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #095503. Reapply with V&H at minus 3.Deselect.

head cutout

    Step 17. Activate the head spots layer. Turn the visibility on.

    Step 18. Activate the L eye layer. Load the L eye selection. Fill with black. Selections/Modify/Contract 2. Fill the same layer with white. Deselect.

    Step 19. Activate the L inner eye layer. Load the L inner eye, and fill with black. Deselect. Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Use the following settings: Bevel: 2 (pie shape); Width: 14; Smoothness: 15; Depth: 12; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 50; Color: #14ce04.

eye bevel

    Step 20. Activate the R eye layer. Load the L eye selection. Fill with black. Selections/Modify/Contract 2. Fill the same layer with white. Deselect.

    Step 21. Activate the R inner eye layer. Load the R inner eye selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Apply the same Inner Bevel we just used.

    Step 22. Activate the mouth layer. Fill with black. Deselect.

    Step 23. Activate the nose layer. Fill with black. Deselect.

    Congratulations! Your Guitar Frog is finished! You can now delete the colors layer, and do a final save. You can add a background and play with your image. I resized mine for the following image.

frog final

    Thank you for trying my Guitar Frog tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.




      This tutorial was written June 30, 2009.

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