Sunday, July 27, 2008
Posted by Rebecca Polston at 4:01 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Above is what we will be making. I know it looks all jaggedy and plain but, it's not rough around the edges nor will it be plain. :O) We will be using EyeCandy 4000. This is written using PSP9 but can easily be done in other version or programs!
Now, using your magic wand, make sure that the Anti-Alias IS checked, select the middle, go to selections, modify, expand and expand by about 2-4. Add a layer. Now, go to effects, EyeCandy4, cut out...Make your selection transparent...play with the blur settings till you get a nice blur/darkened edge that you like. I used: Distance: 17.75, Blur 42, Opacity 80. Now, go to Eyecandy again, this time to Glass. Use a white colored glass and adjust your bevel width till you get a nice 'white' highlite near the edge somewhat. My bevel width was: 24.52. You can use a different color on your glass color if you would like to make a colored piece of glass. Play around with the settings. Do NOT deselect. You should have something like this:
Add a new layer and put it below the current one, so that it is on the bottom but above layer 1. You can copy and paste something in there, you can paintbrush something in there, you can do what ever you like! I am going to Paint Brush and use another effect, Xenofex2-Constellation. Once I use that, I can sharpen and sharpen more to get a neat sparkly/glittery effect! You can also use embellishments to decorate...bows, flowers, sparkels, whatever you like. This is what I did with mine:
Posted by Mental Notez at 1:37 PM
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Your image will not be jaggedy, this is from resizing. You can rename your layer if it helps you to keep things straight: Body
Now, we are going to give Rudy some depth. Go to effects, choose Eyecandy4's glass effect, color black, go to the settings tab and choose Opaque Red. Make sure you change the color of the glass to black. Selections, select none.
Add a layer, rename it: Head Grab your selection tube and we are going to draw Rudy's head. Once you get it how you like, apply the same glass effect, deselect it and move it into position. You may have to move the lighting position around a bit as well. You should have something like this:
Add a new layer and rename it wings. Using the selection tool, draw an oval for the wing, drop the opacity down to about 58% or to your liking, deselect. Rotate the wing about 25 degrees to the right or to your liking. Duplicate so you have another wing, rotate this wing about 10 to 20 degrees to the right, position both wings on Rudy's body where you like them. Now, close off all layers EXCEPT the 2 wings, go to layers, merge visible. Duplicate once more, image flip and position these wings.
Now we will add the finishing touches. Add a layer. This will be his eyes. Again, use your selection tool, elipse and make his eyes. Flood fill with white and position on his head to your liking. Add another layer. Using the elipse tool, make smaller ovals and flood with black. These are his pupils. On the pupils, apply the same glass effect. Now, draw a nose but this time, leave the glass color to the original red. You should have something like this:
Posted by Mental Notez at 4:45 PM
Due to illness, I am running a little behind in getting some Tutorials posted for you. I do promise that I will have some up for you real soon!
My plan is to give you tips and tricks with very easy to follow instructions. I just hope I can figure out how to do that! LOL
Back to work now and I will see you real soon!
Posted by Mental Notez at 9:08 AM