Written and Copyright @cacDesgins
This is my own creation, any similarities to other
tutorials is purely coincidental and unintentional.

 

DOWNLOAD SUPPLIES HERE:

Needed:

Selections and color pallet is available in the zipfile
Place all your selections in your selections folder under your PSP files in your documents folder.

Right click on my color pallet and save it to your psp folders for later use.


A brief discription of Alpha Channel taken from PSP help center.

An alpha channel is a data storage area in an image that holds selections and masks. Alpha channels are like secret compartments within a suitcase use them to store things you may need later. Selections and masks stored in alpha channels have no effect on the look of an image. To use the stored selections or masks, load them into the same image or another image.

With this lesson there will be only this one. This is just to get you use to the difference between selections and alpha channel selections


Color choices are yours on the second one but please follow my color choices to turn in as part 1 of the assinment.


Let's get started


1. Open up your Frog psp image. Doesn't look like much but an empty pallet. But wait there is something on it and were going to discover it together.

2. Add a new raster layer and name it leftupper arm.

3. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha.

4. Find in the drop down leftupperarm. Make your settings the same as mine see below:

5. Click Load

6. Flood fill with a color of your choice.

7. Add a cut out to it to give it diffinition. This will be the last time I repeat this direction through out the lesson by now you should understand what the cutouts do for your finished product. Play around with them to get the desired effect.

8. Selections/select none.

9. Add a new raster layer and rename it rightupperarm.

10. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for rightupperarm.

11. Flood fill it and add your cutout.

12. Selections/select none.

13. Add a new raster layer and rename it Frogbody.

14. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for frogbody

15. Flood fill and add cutout.

16. Selections/select none.

17. Add a new raster layer and rename it froglowerleg.

18. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for froglowerleg.

19. Flood fill and add cutout.

20. Selections/select none.

21. Add a new raster layer and rename it frognose.

22. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for frognose.

23. Flood fill.

24. Selections/select none.

25. Add a new raster layer and rename it frogleftleg.

26. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for frogleftleg.

27. Flood fill and add cutout.

28. Selections/select none.

29. Add a new raster layer and rename it froglines.

30. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for froglines.

31. Flood fill it.

32. Selections/select none.

33. Add a new raster layer and rename it frogrightleg.

34. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for frogrightleg.

35. Flood fill and add cut out.

36. Selections/select none.

37. Add a new raster layer and rename it frogupperleg.

38. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for frogupperrightleg.

39. Flood fill and add cut out.

40. Selections/select none

41. Add a new raster layer and rename it frogspots.

42. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for frogspots.

43. Flood fill and cutouts. This is also the outline for the eyes so watch what you flood fill with.

44. Selections/select none.

45. Add a new raster layer and rename it frogeyes

46. Go to selections/load/save selections/load selections from alpha and look for frogeyes.

47. Flood fill

48. Selectoins/select none.

49. Right click and merge visible.

50. Save as a PNG.

You have had your very first experience with alpha channels I hope you liked it.

Assigment:

1. Turn in your frog based on the lesson above.