final little guy

Little Guy



    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. Remember to save often.

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


    Unzip the Little Guy 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.

    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 little_guy_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 use your choice of colors.

SAVE

    Step 2. Activate tail layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load_Save Selections/Load Selection from Alpha Channel - load the tail selection. Fill with black. Deselect by going to Selections/Select none, or by holding down the Ctrl key and the D key.

    Step 3. Activate the body layer. Load the body selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Use the following settings. V&H 4; Opacity 100; Blur 35; Shadow color #fc7a6c. Reapply the cutout, but change the V&H to minus 4. Deselect.

body cutout

SAVE

    Step 4. Activate the body shading layer. Load the body shading selection. Fill with black. Deselect.

    Step 5. Activate the shirt layer. Load the shirt selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Apply the cutout, using the following settings. V&H 2; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow color #070ba5. Reapply the cutout, changing the V&H to minus 2. Deselect.

shirt cutout

SAVE

    Step 6. Activate the shirt shading layer. Load the shirt shading selection. Fill with black. Deselect.

    Step 7. Activate the L ear layer. Load the L ear selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Apply the cutout with the following cutout. V&H 0; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow color #fc7a6c. Deselect.

ear cutout

SAVE

    Step 8. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Apply the cutout with the following cutout. V&H 4; Opacity 100; Blur 25; Shadow color #fc7a6c. Reapply the cutout, changing the V&H to minus 4. Deselect.

head cutout

SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the L arm layer. Load the L arm selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Apply the cutout with the following cutout. V&H 2; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow color #fc7a6c. Reapply the cutout, changing the V&H to minus 2. Deselect.

L arm cutout

    Step 10. Activate the L arm shading layer. Load the L arm shading selection. Fill with black. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 11. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Apply the following cutout. V 2; H minus 2 Opacity 100; Blur 14; Shadow color #dd6757. Deselect.

nose cutout

    Step 12. Activate the nostrils layer. Fill with black. Deselect. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Apply the round preset. Bevel 2 (pie shaped); Width 14; Smoothness 15; Depth 12; Ambience 0; Shininess 50; Color white; Angle 315; Intensity 70; Elevation 30.

round preset

SAVE

    Step 13. Activate the L eye layer. Load the L eye selection. Fill with black. Selections/Modify/Contract 2. On the same layer, fill with white. Deselect.

    Step 14. Activate the L inner eye layer. Load the L inner eye selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Apply the round preset in the Inner Bevel. We haven't changed the settings, so they should still be the same.

SAVE

    Step 15. Activate the R eye layer. Load the R eye selection. Fill with black. Selections/Modify/Contract 2. On the same layer, fill with white. Deselect.

    Step 16. Activate the R inner eye layer. Load the R inner eye selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Apply the round preset in the Inner Bevel. We haven't changed the settings, so they should still be the same.

SAVE

    Step 17. Activate the R ear layer. Load the R ear selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Apply the cutout with the following cutout. V&H 0; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow color #fc7a6c. Deselect.

ear cutout

SAVE

    Congratulations, you are finished! I hope you enjoyed making Little Guy!

final little guy




      This tutorial was written May 3, 2009.

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    All the content on this Little Guy 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.



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