Pixel Mouse
 

 

This is going to be a long lesson so grab you a tall glass of water and be sure to have a comfy chair. Let's get started!

One of the important things to get familiar with while doing pixeling is the comfort of your shading ability. Shading is what gives a lot of your pixels the wonderful colors and real effects. This lesson is designed to help you get more comfortable with shading and allow you to play around with your settings to see what shading can do to your pixel.

Supplies: Get your supplies here

Step 1: We will be coloring the Bath Time Mice drawing. Open your lesson supplies in your paint shop program.

Step 2: Shift + D to duplicate your drawing. Magnify your image to 800%. You can magnify your image by using the scroll button on your mouse or by going to View>Zoom.

Step 3: Grab your paint brush and use the following settings. Usually when working with pixel painting/coloring/drawing your settings will not change. I have never had to use any other setting while working in pixels. You can save this brush setting in your Paint Brush Presets, name it as Pixel. This will help you for quick access to the correct settings for working with pixels.

Step 4: Let's start working on the bubbles. With your image magnified begin with any one of the bubbles. Using your color chart select the #E8F1F6 to color the outlines of the bubbles.





Step 5: Now, moving on to the mice, select the color #C1C3C5 to color the outlines of the mice. Exclude the outlines of the mouse sittings feet and the inside lines of each of the mices ears. Those will be colored with a darker color later. DO NOT color the mouth or the eyes.



Step 6: When you get to the mouse in the tub be sure to color the correct outlines to show the mouses arms over the top of the bathtub.



Step 7: Continue working on the mice. Use #465761 to color the lines of the inner ears, the tails and around the feet of the mouse sitting down.



Step 8: Now move on to the bathtub and use the color #FFDBE9.



Step 9: Using #000000, color the outlines of the feet on the bathtub. This is what you should have now, without the bubbles colored in.



Here is where the fun begins in pixel coloring and where the cuteness really comes out.

Coloring The Image

Step 1: Grab your magic wand . Hold down your Shift key and click inside each bubble. Flood fill them with color #F3F9F9 from your color chart



Step 2: Keeping the inside of the bubbles selected go to Selections>Float



Step 3: Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out, using the following settings. This will shade your bubbles.



Selections. None.

*Note: Be sure you have selected your outline color as the shadow color for your cut out settings.

Step 4: Use your magic wand , hold down your shift key and click inside each of the ears of the mice. Flood fill with color #CFDCE1 from your color chart.

Selections, None.

Step 5: Go to Selections, Float.

Step 6: Keeping your selections selected. Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. Use the following settings. Be sure to set your shadow color to the same as your outline color.



Selections, None.

Step 7: Using your magic wand, hold down the Shift key while selecting inside each of the mouse's faces.

Step 8: Flood fill with #F3F9F9 in each of the faces of the mice.



Keeping your selections selected go to Selections>Float.

Step 9: Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. Use the following settings.



Step 10: Grab your magic wand again and hold down your shift key and select inside each mouse's body, legs and arms. Flood fill with #F3F9F9 from your color chart. (DO NOT click on or fill the mouse's feet that is sitting down)

Step 11: Keep your selected areas selected, go to Selections>Float.

Step 12: Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. using the following settings. Be sure to set your shadow color to the same as your outline color.



Selections. None.

Step 13: Grab your magic wand and hold your shift key, click on the inside of each mouse's inner ear. Flood fill with color #FEF3F9 from your color chart.

Step 14: Go to Selections>Float. Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. Using the following settings. Use #FCD6E3 from your color chart to shadow for the cut out.



Step 15: Grab your magic wand, hold down your shift key and select inside each of the two feet of the mouse sitting down. Flood fill with #939B9E from your color chart.

Step 16: Keeping your selected areas selected, go to Selections>Float. Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. Use the following settings for the cut out. Make sure you have set your shadow color to be the same as the outline color of the feet.



Step 17: Grab your magic wand while holding down your shift key click inside each of the feet on the bathtub. Flood fill with #939B9E from your color chart.

Step 18: Go to Selections>Float. Gp to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. Be sure to have our shadow color on your cut out settihgs set as the same as the color that you used on your outline. Use the following settings for your cut out effect. Selections, None.



Step 19: Grab your magic wand and select inside the base of the bathtub. Flood fill with color #FFDBE9 from your color chart.

Step 20: Go to Selections>Float. Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. Select #FCD6E3 for the shadow color. Use the following settings. Selections. None.



Step 21: Repeat setps 19 and 20 for the rim of the tub.

Step 22: Click on your brush tool using the Preset settings you made earlier for your pixels.

Step 23: Zoom back out to 100% to look at your colored work. (If you want to animate your bubbles copy and paste them as new layers and move them around. Save each frame. Open your Animation Shop and use the Animation Wizard to continue to animate.

Congrats! on finishing your Bath Time Mice pixel coloring.

Assignments: Turn in your completed lesson along with a try at making your bubbles animated.  

 
 
 
 Assigment:
 
1.  Turn in your Mouse for credit.
 
 

 


 



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