snoman bell 2 final

Snowman Bell 2



    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 Snowman Bell 2 Supplies.


    Unzip the snoman_bell2_canvas_ssg.psp into a folder of your choice. You can unzip the stripe patterns into your Patterns, or just into the same folder with the canvas and then open the one you want to use in the PSP work space. 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. I made all these patterns so they are safe to use. 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 snoman_bell2_canvas_ssg.psp in your PSP workspace, duplicate it and close the original. I will give directions for the colors I used, but feel free to color the snowman and its parts with your choice of colors. You will also notice a couple layers X'ed out - the visibility is turned off. These are the bell and face layers. We will not use them until we get to those layers in the Layer Palettte. You can use the face or not - you can also make or use your own. The face and bell were made by me, so they are safe to use. My tutorials are only written the way I did them - and are suggestions for you. Use your imagination - get creative! : ) I also put a black temporary background on the psp image to make it easier to see the layers worked in white. You can delete this later.

    Step 2. Activate the bell layer. Turn the visibility on by clicking on the red X in the Layer Palette. Go to Adjust/Brightness-Contrast/Brightness-Contrast and use the following settings: Brightness: -180 (minus 180)/Contrast: 0. Adjust/Hue Saturation/Colorize. Use the following settings for a blue bell: Hue: 172; Saturation: 255. You can make your bell any color or hue you want, but make sure the Saturation is at 255.

brightness_contrast       colorize

SAVE

    Step 3. Activate the top of bell layer. Load the top of bell selection. Fill with white. Deselect by going to Selections/Select None or by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on the D key. Effect/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Use the following settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 14; Smoothness: 10; Depth: 5; Ambience: -62 (minus 62); Shininess: 25; Color: white; Angle: 20; Intensity: 65; Elevation: 70.

inner_bevel

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

looks 1

SAVE

    Step 4. Activate the jewels layer. Turn the visibility on to this layer by clicking on the red X in the Layer Palette.

    Step 5. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with white. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #d2d0fa. Reapply the Cutout with the V&H at -2 (minus 2). Deselect.

head cutout

SAVE

    Step 6. Turn the visibility on to the face layer by clicking on the red X in the Layer Palette.

SAVE

    Step 7. Activate the scarf 1 layer. Load the scarf 1 selection. Fill with one of the stripe patterns I supplied or use your own. I set the stripe pattern settings as follows: Angle: 90; Scale: 50.

pattern setting

    Step 8. Deselect. Use the same Inner Bevel settings we used before.

SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the scarf 2 layer. Load the scarf 2 selection. Fill with the same pattern. Deselect. Use the same Inner Bevel settings.

    Step 10. Activate the scarf 3 layer. Load the scarf 3 selection. Fill with the same pattern. Deselect. Use the same Inner Bevel settings.

    Step 11. Activate the scarf knot layer. Load the scarf knot selection. Fill with the same pattern. Deselect. Use the same Inner Bevel settings. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Use the following settings: V&H: 1; Opacity: 100; Blur: 0; Color: black.

drop shadow

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

looks 2

    Step 12. Activate the hat crown layer. Load the hat crown selection. Fill with #6560e1. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 2; Opacity: 100; Blur: 25; Shadow color: #2721a5. Reapply with the V&H at -2 (minus 2). Deselect.

hat cutout

    Step 13. Activate the hat band layer. Load the hat band selection. Fill with the blue stripe pattern or color or pattern of your choice. Deselect. Use the same Inner Bevel settings.

    Step 14. Activate the hat brim layer. Load the hat brim selection. Fill with #6560e1. Use the same Cutout settings, but change the blur to 20. Deselect.

    Congratulations! Your Snowman Bell 2 is finished. You can now delete the temp bg layer, do a final save and play with him!

snoman bell 2 final

    Thank you for trying my Snowman Bell 2 tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.




      This tutorial was written November 24, 2009.

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    All the content on this Snowman Bell 2 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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