final scarecrow pumpkin

Scarecrow on a Pumpkin



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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 and other supplies were saved as psps, so they 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.


    Unzip the scarecrow_pumpkin_canvas_ssg.psp into a folder of your choice. You can also put the other supplies of the denim, gold metallic plaid, orng yel plad, pumpkin and red gold plaid in the same folder. 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. I made the images within the tutorial, including the items on the layers that have the visibility turned off, so they are safe to use. Feel free to use any of your own patterns instead of mine, if you choose.

    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 scarecrow_pumpkin_canvas_ssg.psp in your PSP workspace, duplicate it and close the original. My tutorials are only written the way I did them - and are suggestions for you. Use your imagination - get creative! : )

    Step 2. Activate the pumpkin layer in the Layer Palette. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load from Alpha Channel. Load the pumpkin selection. Open the pumpkin_ssg.psp. Go to Edit/Copy. Activate your copy of the canvas, Edit/Paste into Selection. Deselect by going to Selections/Select none or by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on the D key.

SAVE

    Step 3. Activate the shoes layer. Load the shoes. Fill with color #824411. Go to Selections/Float. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: black. Deselect.

shoe cutout

    Step 4. Activate the shirt layer. Load the shirt. Fill with gold_metallic_plaid_ssg.psp. (Angle: 0; Scale: 50.) Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #4c270c. Reapply the Cutout, but change the V&H to minus 2. Deselect.

shirt cutout

    Step 5. Activate the sleeve lines layer. Load the sleeve lines selection. Fill with color #5c3612. Deselect.

SAVE

    This is how the image should look so far.

looks1

    Step 6. Activate the L hand layer. Load the L hand. Fill with color #f9d3a4. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #b3530d. Reapply the same Cutout but change the V&H to -2 (minus 2). Deselect.

hands cutout

    Step 7. Activate the body layer. Load the body. Fill with the denim_ssg.psp. It should already show up with the Angle at 0 and the Scale at 50. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #414a5b. Reapply the same Cutout but change the V&H to -2 (minus 2). Deselect.

body & legs cutout

    Step 8. Activate the sign layer. Load the sign selection. Fill with color black. Selections/Modify/Contract by 2. Fill with color #fa7a1f. Deselect.

SAVE

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

looks2

    Step 9. Activate the happy halloween or the welcome layer. Then load the selection of the text you want, and fill with black. Deselect. Or you can put any text you want on the sign.

    Step 10. Activate the R hand layer. Load the R hand. Fill with color #f9d3a4. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #b3530d. Reapply the same Cutout but change the V&H to -2 (minus 2). Deselect.

hands cutout

    Step 11. Activate the legs layer. Load the legs. Fill with the denim_ssg.psp. It should already show up with the Angle at 0 and the Scale at 50. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #414a5b. Reapply the same Cutout but change the V&H to -2 (minus 2). Deselect.

body & legs cutout

    Step 12. Activate the R patches layer. Turn the visibility to the layer on by clicking on the red X.

    Step 13. Activate the L patch layer. Load the L patch selection. Fill with the red_gold_plaid_ssg.psp or any other plaid you want. Have the Angle at 0 and the Scale at 25.

SAVE

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

looks3

    Step 14. Activate the back hat brim layer. Load the back hat brim selection. Fill with color #ffc67c. Go to Effects/Texture Effects/Weave and use the following settings: Gap size: 2; Width: 2; Opacity: 13; Weave color: black; Gap color: #4d2915; Fill gaps box: checked.

Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #bb621f. Deselect.

body & legs cutout       back brim weave

hat cutout

    Step 15. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with color #f9d3a4. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #ca7c3e. Deselect.

head cutout

    Step 16. Activate the mouth layer. Load the mouth selection. Fill with color #ff0000 Deselect.

    Step 17. Activate the eyes layer. Load the eyes. Fill with black. Deselect. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Use the round preset (Bevel: 2; Width: 14; Smoothness: 15; Depth: 12; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 50; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 45; Elevation: 30.)

round preset

    Step 18. Activate the brows layer. Load the brows. Fill with black. Deselect.

    Step 19. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose. Fill with color #ff0000. Deselect. Use the following Inner Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 8; Smoothness: 6; Depth: 20; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 30; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 90; Elevation: 50.

nose bevel

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

looks4

    Step 20. Activate the kerchief layer. Load the kerchief. Fill with color #ff0000. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V: 3; H: -3 (minus 3) Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #b70505. Deselect.

kerchief cutout

    Step 21. Activate the crown layer. Load the crown. Fill with color #ffc67c. Go to Effects/Texture Effects/Weave and use the following settings: Gap size: 1; Width: 2; Opacity: 13; Weave color: #f99a2b; Gap color: #4d2915; Fill gaps box: checked.

Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #bb621f. Deselect.

body & legs cutout       crown brim weave

hat cutout

    Step 22. Activate the brim layer. Load the brim. Fill with color #ffc67c. Use the same Weave settings we just used. Float. Use the same Cutout settings we just used. Deselect.

    Congratulations! Your Scarecrow on the Pumpkin is finished! Now is the time to do a final save and add any embellishments you want! Have fun!

final scarecrow pumpkin

final 2       final 3

    Thank you for trying my Scarecrow on a Pumpkin tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.




      This tutorial was written October 23, 2010.

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    All the content on this Scarecrow on Pumpkin 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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