toon bunny

Toon Bunny



    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. Remember to save often.

    To do this tutorial, you will need a basic knowledge of PSP and my Toon Bunny Supplies.


    Unzip the Toon Bunny 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. Click on Shift D to duplicate the toonbunny_canvas_ssg.pspimage and close the original. The canvas image will look blank except for some colors on the left side, but if you look at your layer palette, you will see several layers labeled. Also included in the zip are a pspimage with several bows, a pspimage of a brown basket and a pspimage of a different brown basket with eggs in it. You may use these to embellish your toon bunny or not - it is your choice. Be creative and add your own tubes or images!

    The colors on the canvas are the ones I used, but please feel free to use what ever colors you want to make your bunny!

    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. Highlight the bottom labeled layer - Raster 1. Flood fill with a dark color of your choice to set off each layer to make it more visible, you can always change it later for your finished image.

SAVE

    Step 2. Activate the back leg layer. Go to Selections/Load-Save Selections/Load Selection from Alpha Channel and load the back leg selection.

    Step 3. Fill with color # 2. Go to Selections/Float. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Cutout and use the following settings: V&H 0; Opacity 75; Blur 20; Shadow color: #575151.

cutout

SAVE

    Step 4. Deselect(either click on Ctrl and D at the same time, or go to Selections/Select None.)

SAVE

    Step 5. Activate the foot lines. Load the foot lines selection, fill with color #1.

SAVE

    Step 6. Activate the back arm layer. Load the back arm selection and fill with color #2. Float, and apply the cutout. Deselect.

    Step 7. Activate the hand lines. Load the hand lines selection, fill with color #1.

SAVE

    Step 8. Activate the bodylayer. Load the body selection, fill with color # 2. Float, and apply the cutout. Deselect.

    Step 9. Activate the body lineslayer. Load the body lines selection, fill with color # 1.

SAVE

    Step 10. Activate the R fingers layer. Load the R fingers selection, fill with color # 2. Float, and apply the cutout. Deselect.

    Step 11. Activate the finger lines layer. Load the finger lines selection, fill with color # 1. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 12. Activate the teeth layer. Load the teeth selection, fill with white. Float, and apply the cutout. Deselect.

    Step 13. Activate the teeth line layer. Load the teeth line selection, fill with color # 1. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 14. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection, fill with color # 2. Float and apply the cutout.

    Step 15. Activate the muzzle line layer. Load the muzzle line selection, fill with color # 1.

SAVE

    Step 16. Activate the L inner ear layer. Load the L inner ear selection, fill with color # 4. Float and apply the cutout. Deselect.

    Step 17. Duplicate the L inner ear. Go to Images/Mirror. Use the Mover Tool to move it into place over the R ear. Rename the layer R inner ear. (Sorry, somehow I missed making a selection of this part, but this way works fine.)

SAVE

    Step 18. Acitvate the mouth layer, mouth selection, fill with black. Deselect.

    Step 19. Activate the L eye layer. Load the L eye selection, fill with color black. Go to Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill with white. Deselect.

SAVE

    Step 20. Activate the L inner eye. Load the L inner eye selection, fill with black. Deselect. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel. Bevel 2 (pie shape); Width 14; Smoothness 15; Depth 12; Ambience 0; Shininess 50; Color white; Angle 315; Intensity 70; Angle 30. This is the "round preset" - if you don't already have it saved in your inner bevel presets, do so now. It will save you time later.

round inner bevel

    Step 21. Activate the L eye lid. Load the L eye lid selection, fill with color # 3. Go to Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Deselect. Apply the following Inner Bevel: Bevel: 2 (pie shape); Width 31; Smoothness 73; Depth 5; Ambience 0; Shininess 12; Color white; Angle 315; Intensity 45; Elevation 30.

nose inner bevel

SAVE

    Step 22. Activate the R eye layer. Load the R eye selection, fill with color black. Go to Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill with white. Deselect.

    Step 23. Activate the R inner eye. Load the R inner eye selection, fill with black. Deselect. Use the same "round preset" on the inner bevel.

round inner bevel

SAVE

    Step 24. Activate the R eye lid layer. Load the R eye lid selection, fill with color # 3. Go to Selections/Modify/Contract 1. Fill with color # 2. Selections/Modify/Expand 1. Deselect. Apply the same inner bevel we did on the other eye lid.

nose inner bevel

    Step 25. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose selection, fill with color # 4. Deselect. Apply the same inner bevel we just used on the eye lids.

SAVE

    Congrats - you are finished. Thank you for trying my tutorial and I hope you enjoy your Toon Bunny! You can now add any embellishments you want and crop and/or resize.

toon bunny

    Here is my bunny with a basket.

bunny with basket



      This tutorial was written March 4, 2009.

Terms of Use

    All the content on this Toon Bunny 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.



      Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments or questions. Send email to susie



Home