Written and Copyright © cacdesings
This is my own creation, any similarities to other
tutorials is purely coincidental and unintentional.
Move the hand along each step you are on so you don't lose track:
Just left click on the hand and drag to where your at:
In this lesson were going to learn how cutouts will give us
wonderful colors and designs for our pixels.
So lets get started. This outline is my creation and were
going to color it. Right click on it and save it to your C drive.
1. Pull up the outline in your PSP, duplicate it and close
the orginal one.
2. Pull up your color charts into PSP.
3. Set your foreground color to : #000040
4. Selections/select all then selections/float.
5. Flood fill your outline with your foreground color.
6. Selections/select none.
7. Take your magic wand and click along the bottom of your
cap and in the sleeve. Flood fill it with your foreground color. See
my example of were to select.
9. Effects/3d effects/cutouts and apply this cut out.
Your shadow color is #dfe7eb
10. Selections/select none.
11. Use your magic wand and click on the outer loops of
your wings. See my finished example as to were to select. Make sure
you pick all the areas including inside one eye of the mask.
12. Flood fill with your foreground color.
14. Effects/3d effects/cutout your shadow color is the same
as above. Use the same cut out as above.
15. Selections/select none.
16. Change your foreground color to: #556f92
17. Take your magic wand and click inside the dress were going to
click in certain sections so look at me example below after I flood fill it to
see were to select.
19. Effects/3d effects/cutout make your shadow color
20. Do the effects again but change your settings to +4
vertical and Horizontal.
21. Selections/select none.
22. Use your magic wand and click inside the coat.
Again my example will follow.
23. Set your foreground to #657583 and flood fill your
25. 3d effects/cutout and your shadow color is #fbf8f3 make
your settings like mine below:
26. Repeat step 25 but do the negative vertical and
28. Adjust/add remove noise/add noise with these
29. Selections/select none.
30. Using your magic wand click in all the areas that would
be flesh. My example will follow.
31. Set your foreground color to: #d8a14e
32. Flood fill your selection.
34. Lets add this cutout, your shadow color is: #b77026
35. Selections/select none.
36. Set your foreground color to #000040.
37. Using your magic wand we want to select some other parts of
her dress see my example.
38. After you select it flood fill it with your foreground
40. Here are your cut out settings your shadow color is #d8d8d6
41. Selections/select none.
42. Change your foreground color to #c74b6c.
43. Use your magic wand and click in the color and on the
flower of the dress again see my example.
44. Once selected flood fill with your color.
Note: I boxed off areas were pixels are very small and you
need to click in the actual pixel area once so that you don't end up with
transparent portions of your designed.
46. Lets add this cut out. Your shadow color will be
47. Selections/select none.
48. Using the same color as our foreground lets select some
portions of our wings. See my example. Flood fill after you
50. Lets apply this cutout. Shadow color is the same.
51. Repeat the process this time change the vertical to -1
and horizontal to -5.
52. Selections/select none.
53. Change your foreground color to #950023
54. Use your magic wand and select inside the remaining
portions of the wings. Again see my example below. Flood fill once your
happy with your selections.
56. Repeat step 50.
57. Adjust/add remove noise/add noise and use these
58. Selections/select none.
59. I think by now your getting the main idea and I'm going
to ask you to finish the rest of this design using colors that we used through
out the lesson. My finished image will directly follow this. One
thing I will point out is the hair line. See my example. You can
color the hair any color you choose. I used black.
60. Remember your eyes they should not be transparent so
white in the center and maybe a dot of color.
61. I changed the color of my outline on certain sections
to match close to the actual color. For example on the face I made the
outline a little more like flesh.
Here is my image finished.
1. Turn in your finished image.
2. Do another one with your outline this time choose your own colors be as
creative as you like. And have fun.. Thats the most important part.