Pixel Flowers :

 
Written and Copyright Krissy's New Bees
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:

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If you notice you will see an image with four colors on it with numbers on each square. That image is known as the "COLOR CHART". This is where you can get the exact colors that a pixel painting contained. You will find these with most of the tutorials and some sites even contain color charts that tell what that pixel artists uses on a regular basis and where that color usually goes. They are very helpful when you can't find the right color for something such as blushing in cheeks, or a facial tone color. When you find them, and you are able to grab them always make a note of where you got it from and what it was used. You can usually do this in the Information file for that image. Click on Image>Information to make some notes that will always stay with your chart. Take a look at the color chart that we have provided for this lesson.

There are four colors on this chart. They are identified by the HTML Color Codes, usually starting with the # symbol. They can be in caps or not, it does not matter. The first color you will be using is #D4BB30. This color is used to outline the petals of the flower. The lighter color of the yellows is used to fill in the petals with. You then again use the darker color to put your shadow in. Let's get started on our flower.

Step 1: Activate your flower image. Grab your paint brush tool , your paint brush should already be set at the proper settings provided you have not worked on any other images using your brush tool since you started this lesson.



Step 2: Activate your materials palette and select the first color in the color chart, #D4BB30. Take your brush tool and begin coloring over the black lines of your flower petals.



Step 3: After you have all of your petal outlines completed you should have this.



Change colors to color the center outline of your flower. This color is #84722C. Use the color chart to select the correct color.



Step 4: Grab your magic wand and click inside the center of your flower.



Get your paint bucket and flood fill with #BBA34F. Go to Selections>Float.



Step 5: Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. Use the following settings. Be sure to select your shadow color the same as your outline color for the inside of your flower.



Selections, None.

Step 6: Grab your magic wand and select inside a few of your flower petals. Flood fill with the lighter yellow color. Selections>Float.



Step 7: Keeping your petals 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 8: Grab your magic wand and select inside a few more petals, flood fill with the same yellow as the previous petals. Go to Selections, Float.



Step 9: Keeping your petals 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 10: Grab your magic wand again and select the remaing flower petals, flood fill with the same yellow as the other petals. Go to Selections>Float.



Step 11: Keeping your flower petals selected go to Effects>3D Effects>Cut Out. Be sure to set your shadow color to the same as your outline color. Use the following settings.



Selections, None.

This is what your flower should look like now.



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Home Work!

1. Turn in your flower from the lesson.
2. Create 2 more flowers using different colors.
3. A total of 3 flowers should be turned in.
 







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