final_puppy

Furry Puppy



    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. 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 Puppy Supplies.


    Unzip the puppy_canvas_ssg.psp 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. I offer the directions merely as a guide for you. Be creative and use your imagination.

    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 puppy_canvas_ssg.psp in your PSP workspace, duplicate it and close the original. The colors I used are on their own layer and numbered. Feel free to use your own colors instead of mine. My tutorials are only written the way I did them - and are suggestions for you. Use your imagination - get creative! : )

    Step 2. Activate the body layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the body selection. Fill with color # 1. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #664a2e (which is color # 2 on the image). Deselect by going to Selections/Select none or by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on the D key.

body_cutout

SAVE

    Step 3. Activate the feet layer. Load the feet. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same Cutout settings. Deselect.

    Step 4. Activate the feet pads layer. Load the feet pads. Fill with color # 3. Deselect. Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Use the following settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 31; Smoothness: 40; Depth: 2; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 10; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 60; Elevation: 20.

pads bevel

    Step 5. Activate the legs layer. Load the legs selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same Cutout we used before. Deselect.

SAVE

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

    This is how the image should look so far.

looks1

    Step 7. Activate the leg shading layer. Load the leg shading selection. Fill with black. Deselect.

    Step 8. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with color #1. Float. Use the same Cutout we have been using. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the eye shading layer. Load the eye shading selection. Fill with color # 2. Deselect.

    Step 10. Activate the mouth layer. Load the mouth selection. Fill with color #2. Float. Use the following Cutout: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 10; Shadow color: black. Deselect.

mouth_cutout

    Step 11. Activate the muzzle layer. Load the muzzle selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same Cutout we used on the rest of the body parts. V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #664a2e. Deselect

body_cutout

    Step 12. Activate the muzzle shading layer. Load the muzzle shading selection. Fill with black. Deselect.

SAVE

    The following screen shot shows what the image should look like so far.

looks2

    Step 13. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Use the Inner Bevel round preset. Bevel: 2; Width: 14; Smoothness: 15; Depth: 12; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 50; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 70; Elevation: 30.

round_preset

    Step 14. Activate the eyes layer. Load the eyes selection. Fill with black. Deselect. Use the same round preset in the Inner Bevel.

    Step 15. Activate the ears layer. Load the ears selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same Cutout we last used. Deselect.

body_cutout

    Your Puppy is finished! That is if you like him just as he is. If you would like to add fur to him, continue on!

final_puppy

    To add fur, I have done it both with Eye Candy 3 (which is still a free version) and also with Eye Candy 4 (which is a paid for filter.) I will give settings for both versions.

    Settings for the Eye Candy 3 (EC3): Wave: 19; Waviness: 8; Hair Length: 15; Shininess: 70; Smooth: unchecked.

EC3_fur

    Here are the settings for the Eye Candy 4 (EC4): Basic: Direction: 270; Density: 91; Curl Size: 14.40; Curliness: 60; Length: 14.40; Color Hairs Uniformly box: checked; Hair Color: #b67d34. Lighting: Light Direction: 180; Highlight Brightness: 100; Highlight Color: white.

EC4_basic_fur       EC4_lighting_fur

    Step 16. Apply the Eye Candy fur to each furry part of the puppy (body, feet, legs, head, muzzle and ears).

SAVE

    Now we are going to need to add some Drop Shadows so the various body parts stand out a bit. Here is what the image looks like after the EC3 is applied.

looks3

    Here is what the image looks like with EC4 applied.

looks4

    Step 17. Activate the legs layer. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Use the following settings: V: 1; H: 3; Opacity: 50; Blur: 5; Color: black.

leg_shadow

    Step 18. Activate the head layer. Use the following Drop Shadow settings: V: 3; H: 1; Opacity: 50; Blur: 5; Color: black.

head_shadow

    Step 19. Activate the muzzle layer. Use the same Drop Shadow.

SAVE

    Step 20. Activate the ears layer. Use the following Drop Shadow settings: V: 1; H: 0; Opacity: 30; Blur: 5; Color: black.

ears_shadow

    Congratulations! Your Puppy is finished! You can now do a final save. You can add a background, add embellishments and play with your image. Have fun with your Puppy! I cropped and resized my image for display.

EC3 puppy final

Puppy finished with Eye Candy 3
EC4 puppy final

Puppy finished with Eye Candy 4

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




      This tutorial was written January 4, 2010.

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