Pit Puppy


pit puppy



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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 Supplies.


    In the supplies is a canvas psp. You are more than welcome to use the colors of your choice.

    Unzip the Puppy 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 pit_puppy_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 Puppy parts with your choice of colors.

SAVE

    Step 2. Activate the tail layer in the Layer Palette (located at the bottom of the Layer Palette - we will be working up from the bottom of the palette). Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the tail selection. Fill with color # 1 (#b55733) or the color of your choice. Go to Selections/Float. Go to Effects/3 D Effects/Cutout. Use the following settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #432205 (if you use a color or another pattern, adjust the shadow color). Deselect by going to Selections/Select None or by holding down the Ctrl key and the D key on the keyboard. After this step, the directions will just say Float and Deselect.


tail cutout

SAVE

    Step 3. Activate the legs layer. Load the legs selection. Fill with color # 1 (#b55733), or color of your choice. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #432205. Deselect.


legs cutout

    Step 4. Activate the legs shading layer. Load the legs shading selection. Fill with color # 2 (#432205). You might have to click a few times to get the right shading - use your own judgement. Deselect.


SAVE

    Step 5. Activate the body layer. Load the body selection. Fill with color # 1 (#b55733). Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 40; Shadow color: #432205. Deselect.


body cutout

SAVE

    Step 7. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with color # 1 (#b55733). Float. Use the same Cutout settings we just used on the body (V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 40; Shadow color: #432205). Deselect.


    Step 8. Activate the eye shading layer. Load the eye shading selection. Fill with color # 2 (#432205). You might have to click Fill a few times to get the right shading. Another time to use your judgement. Deselect.


SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the tongue layer. Load the tongue selection. Fill the tongue with color # 3 #f8b2a6). Deselect. Go to Effects/3 D Effects/Inner Bevel. Use the following Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 12; Smoothness: 48; Depth: 7; Ambience: 4; Shininess: 2; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 30; Elevation: 50.


tongue bevel

    Step 10. Activate the tongue shading layer. Load the tongue shading. Fill with color # 5 (#c2796d). You might have to click Fill a couple of times.


SAVE

    Step 11. Activate the snout layer. Load the snout selection. Fill with color # 1 (#b55733). Float. Use the same Cutout settings we used on the head - since it is the last Cutout we used, the settings should be the same (V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 40; Shadow color: #432205). Deselect.


    Step 12. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose selection. Fill the nose with color black. Deselect. Use the following Inner Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 10; Smoothness: 35; Depth: 7; Ambience: 2; Shiniess: 37; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 30; Elevation: 60.


nose bevel

SAVE

    Step 13. Activate the eyes layer. Load the eyes selection. Fill with color # 2 (#432205). Deselect. Use the following Inner Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 14; Smoothness: 15; Depth: 12; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 50; Color: white; Angle: 342; Intensity: 45; Elevation: 10.


eye bevel

    Step 14.Activate the ears layer. Load the ears selection. Fill with color # 1 (#b55733). Float. Use the same Cutout settings we last used (V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 40; Shadow color: #432205). Deselect.

SAVE

    Congratulations! Your Pit Puppy is finished! You can now delete the colors layer, and do a final save. You can add a background and play with your image. Use your imagination - have your puppy playing in the snow, the grass or even in the house. You can have him playing with another puppy, a kitty or even a child! Have fun!


pit puppy

    Thank you for trying my Pit Puppy tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.




      This tutorial was written January 2, 2014.

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