Winter Kitty


winter kitty



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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. Be creative!

    Unzip the Kitty 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 winter_kitty_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 Kitty and the bird 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 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: 30; Blur: 10; Shadow color: #000080 (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 back legs layer. Load the back legs selection. Fill with color # 1, or color of your choice. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 30; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #000080. Deselect.


legs_head cutout

    Step 4. Activate the body layer. Load the body selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 30; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #000080 Deselect.


body cutout

SAVE

    Step 5. Activate the front L leg layer. Load the front L leg selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 30; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #000080. Deselect.


legs_head cutout

    Step 6. Activate the front R leg layer. Load the front R leg selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 30; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #000080. Deselect.


legs_head cutout

SAVE

    Step 7. Activate the leg shading layer. Load the leg shading selection. Fill with color #000080. You might have to fill it a few times to get it to show. Deselect.


    Step 8. Activate the head layer. Load the head selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the same Cutout setting we just used on the legs (V&H: 0; Opacity: 30; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #000080). Deselect.


SAVE

    Step 9. Activate the scarf tail 2 layer. Load the scarf tail 2 selection. Fill the scarf tail 2 with color # 6. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 20; Shadow color: #400000. Deselect. We will use this same Cutout settings on all the scarf parts.


scarfparts cutout

    Step 10. Activate the scarf layer. Load the scarf selection. Fill with color # 6. Float. Use the same Cutout settings we just used. Deselect.


SAVE

    Step 11. Activate the scarf tail 1 layer. Fill with color # 6. Float. Use the same Cutout settings we just used. Deselect.

    Step 12. Activate the scarf tail 2 layer again and apply the following Drop Shadow: V: 1; H: 2; Opacity: 50; Blur: 6; Color: black. This is the settings I preferred, but if you have other settings you prefer - use them! Now apply this same Drop Shadow to all three scarf parts.


drop_shadow

SAVE

    Step 13. Activate the hat layer. Load the hat selection. Fill with color # 2. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Color shadow: #004000.


hat cutout

    Step 14. Activate the ears layer. Load the ears selection. Fill with color # 1. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 30; Blur: 10; Color shadow: #000080. Deselect.


ears cutout

SAVE

    Step 15. Activate the inner ears layer. Load the inner ears selection. Fill with color # 5. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V&H: 0; Opacity: 40; Blur: 10; Shadow color: #c000c0. Deselect.


inner ears cutout

    Step 16. Activate the hat brim layer. Load the hat brim selection. Fill with color # 4. Float. Use the following Cutout settings: V: 0; H: 0 Opacity: 100; Blur: 30; Shadow color: #000000. Deselect.


hat brim cutout

    Step 17. Activate the hat tassel layer. Load the hat tassel selection. Fill with color # 3. 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.


nose_hat_tassel_bevel

    Step 18. Activate the whiskers and mouth layer. Load the whiskers and mouth selection. Fill with black. Deselect.


    Step 19. Activate the nose layer. Load the nose. Fill with color # 5. Deselect. Use the same Inner Bevel settings we used on the hat tassel. Since we haven't changed the settings, it still should have the same settings.

    Step 20. Activate the eyes layer. Load the eyes. Fill with black. Deselect. Use the following Inner Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 14; Smoothness: 15; Depth: 12; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 50; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 45; Elevation: 30.


eyes bevel

SAVE

    Step 21. Activate the bird layer. Load the bird. Fill with color # 3. Deselect. Use the following Inner Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 12; Smoothness: 48; Depth: 7; Ambience: 4; Shininess: 2; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 30; Elevation: 50.


nose_hat_tassel_bevel

    Step 21. Activate the bird wing layer. Load the bird wing. Fill with color # 3. Deselect. Use the same Inner Bevel we just used on the bird. Then add the Drop Shadow ( V: 1; H: 2; Opacity: 50; Blur: 6; Color: black.) We haven't used this on any thing else so the settings should still be the same.

    Step 22. Activate the bird eyes layer. Load the bird eyes. Fill with black. Deselect. Use the following Inner Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 14; Smoothness: 15; Depth: 12; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 50; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 45; Elevation: 30.


eyes bevel

    Step 22. Activate the bird beak layer. Load the bird beak. Fill with color # 7. Deselect. Use the following Inner Bevel settings: Bevel: 2; Width: 14; Smoothness: 15; Depth: 12; Ambience: 0; Shininess: 50; Color: white; Angle: 315; Intensity: 45; Elevation: 30. This is the same Inner Bevel we just used on the eyes.

    Congratulations! Your Winter Kitty is finished! You can now delete the colors layer, and do a final save. You can add a background and play with your image.

winter kitty

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




      This tutorial was written December 27, 2013.

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