final mama pig

Mama Pig



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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 Mama Pig Supplies.


    Unzip the Mama Pig 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.

    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 mama_pig_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, please feel free to use any colors you want.

SAVE

    Step 2. Activate chair front layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load_Save Selections/Load Selection from Alpha Channel - load the chair front selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Float. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Apply the following cutout settings. V&H 4; Opacity 100; Blur 35; Shadow color #805c3c. Reapply with V&H at minus 4. Deselect by going to Selections/Select None or by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on the D key.

chair cutout

    Step 3. Activate the chair back layer. Load chair back selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same cutout. Remember to reapply with V&H at minus 4. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 4. Activate the L ear layer. Load the L ear selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 0; Opacity 100; Blur 12; Shadow color #ba602c. Deselect.

mama ears cutout

    Step 5. Activate the body layer. Load the body selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 4; Opacity 100; Blur 35; Shadow color #ba602c. Reapply with V&H at minus 4. Deselect.

mama body cutout

    Step 6. Activate the chair side layer. Load chair side selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 4; Opacity 100; Blur 35; Shadow color #805c3c. Reapply with V&H at minus 4. Deselect.

chair cutout

SAVE

    Step 7. Activate the snout layer. Load the snout selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 4; Opacity 100; Blur 20; Shadow color #ba602c. Reapply with V&H at minus 4. Deselect.

snout cutout

    Step 8. Activate the mouth layer. Load the mouth selection. Fill with black. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the leg lines layer. Load the leg lines selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Go to Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur - 1.

    Step 10. Activate the head lines layer. Load the head lines. Fill with black. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 11. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose selection. Fill with color # 4. Float. Use the following cutout selections. V&H 2; Opacity 100; Blur 15; Shadow color #805c3c. Reapply with V&H at minus 3. Deselect.

nose cutout

    Step 12. Activate the L nostril layer. Load the L nostril selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Use 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 R nostril layer. Load the R nostril selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Apply the round preset again.

    Step 14. Activate the L eye layer. Load the L eye selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Apply the round preset again.

SAVE

    Step 15. Activate the R eye layer. Load the R eye selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Apply the round preset again.

    Step 16. Activate the R ear layer. Load the R ear selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 0; Opacity 100; Blur 20; Shadow color #ba602c. Reapply with V&H at minus 4. Deselect.

mama ears cutout

SAVE

    Step 17. Activate the pages layer. Load the pages selection. Fill with white. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V 2; H minus 2; Opacity 100; Blur 5; Shadow color #808080. Deselect.

pages cutout

    Step 18. Activate the book layer. Load the book selection. Fill with color # 6. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V 2; H minus 2; Opacity 100; Blur 20; Shadow color #0c0e2a. Deselect.

book cutout

SAVE

    Step 19. Activate the book binding layer. Load the book binding selection. Fill with color # 7. Selections/Modify/Contract 2. Fill on the same layer with color # 6. Selections/Modify/Expand 2. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V 1; H minus 1; Opacity 100; Blur 10; Shadow color #0c0e2a. Deselect.

book binding cutout

SAVE

    Step 20. Activate the L fingers layer. Load the L fingers selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 0; Opacity 100; Blur 5; Shadow color #ba602c. Deselect.

fingers cutout

    Step 21. Activate the R arm layer. Load the R arm selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 0; Opacity 100; Blur 5; Shadow color #ba602c. Deselect.

R arm cutout

SAVE

    Step 22. Activate the baby back ear layer. Load the baby back ear selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 1; Opacity 100; Blur 10; Shadow color #ba602c. Reapply the cutout, but change the V&H to minus 1. Deselect.

baby pig ears cutout

    Step 23. Activate the baby pig body layer. Load the baby pig body selection. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 3; Opacity 100; Blur 35; Shadow color #ba602c. Reapply the cutout, but change the V&H to minus 3. Deselect.

baby pig body cutout

SAVE

    Step 24. Activate the baby body shading layer. Load the baby body shading. Fill with color # 4. Deselect.

    Step 25. Activate the baby tail layer. Load the baby tail. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V 2; H minus 2; Opacity 100; Blur 3; Shadow color #ba602c. Deselect.

baby pig tail cutout

SAVE

    Step 26. Activate the baby arm layer. Load the baby arm. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V 3; H minus 3; Opacity 100; Blur 10; Shadow color #ba602c. Deselect.

baby pig arm cutout

    Step 27. Activate the baby top ear layer. Load the baby top ear. Fill with color # 3. Float. Use the following cutout settings. V&H 1; Opacity 100; Blur 10; Shadow color #ba602c. Reapply the cutout, changing the V&H to minus 1. Deselect.

baby pig ears cutout

SAVE

    Step 28. Activate the baby eye layer. Load the baby eye. Fill with black. Deselect. Apply the Inner Bevel, using the round preset. We haven't changed the settings, so they should be the same.

    Now it is time to make more baby pigs!

    Step 29. Turn the visibility off to all the layers except the ones for the baby pig (baby eye; baby top ear; baby arm; baby tail; baby body shading; baby pig body and baby pig back ear).

    Step 30. Go to Edit/Copy Merged. Activate the R arm layer in the Layer Palette [this will be the Mama's R arm] - and paste as a new layer two times - or for how many babies you want sitting in front of Mama Pig as she reads to them. Arrange them in line with the first baby pig by using the Mover Tool.

    Do a final SAVE!

    Congratulations, you are finished! I hope you had fun playing with the Mama Pig and her babies! You can add a background and use your image as you please.

final mama pig



      This tutorial was written May 4, 2009.

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