Lets Paint a Water Fall!

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Lesson Supplies Available Here

Brush Supplies Available Here

Unzip the Supplies into your Class folder.

You will unzip the brushes into your brush folder and follow your install directions found in lesson 3 of baby bees.

Step 1:
Open a New Image 500 x 500 White background

Step 2:
Copy and past your Water Fall tub as a new layer

Step 3:
With your Moving tool Move it to the Center of your Project

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Step 4:
In your layer Pallet Click on your Background layer to activate it.

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Step 5:
Now Click on your Oil Brush Tool from your Tool Bar

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Step 6:
Go to your foreground and pick a color from your tube to work with first.. We are going to work with the Log first.. So pick a light color from the log..

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Brush Settings:

Step 7:
Now that you have picked a Color to work with.. Lets start to apply paint..

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Step 8:
After getting your base colors on we are going to work it..

Right click your Art Media layer :

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Step 9:
Convert to Raster Layer:

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Step 10:
From your Tool Bar click on your Smudge Tool

With your Settings at:

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Your going to Work your paint now.. Make your Strokes small and slow so you don't get Marks in your paint..

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Step 11:
I have Zoomed into my Picture so I can work close and get some detail into my painting. See those bump marks in the painting .. That's from moving the Smudge tool to fast and to hard.. If you start to get those.. Move slower..

You can always add more color if you need it: This will be on a separate layer so you will need to convert it to a layer after you have added the color..

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Now you can see the painting coming together..

Step 12:
The next thing I want to work with is the Foliage around the Water Fall..

I'm going to use my Brushes for this part..

If you haven't gotten to this part yet in your Studies.. You may need help installing your Brushes.. This lesson is part of Baby Bee Lesson 3..

You have found some Brushes in the Supplies for this lesson.

We are going to start out with:

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Foreground color:

Step 13:
I took the color from the Foliage around the Water Fall..

Step 14:
Start making your Weeds around the Water Fall like this:

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Step 15:
Once you have your start .. Change colors and add more like this:

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Step 16:
Now I would like to add a Tree to my Painting.. So we are going to change our Brush to this:

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Step 17:
Before we place the Tree.. Lets Look at our Layer Pallet: I want my Tree behind my Water Fall:

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Take notice that I have Named my layers.. This is very important.. You're going to have a lot of layers for this painting.

Step 18:
Do you see Where I have my Tree Layer: It's under my Water Fall Layer: This will put the Tree behind the Water Fall:

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Step 19:
Now that you have the Tree trunk in .. Lets Use a Different brush to create the Tree: Change colors as your create your tree:

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Step 20:
Now work with your lighters colors first and work to the Darker colors..

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Step 21:
Now I'm going to add more color:

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Isn't it coming along now..

using the Tree Trunk Brush but taking my size down to 200 I created my bush next to the water fall:

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Step 22:
Using the Brush you used for your Tree.. Start to fill in your bush:

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Step 23:
I've added some flowers around my Bush with the Brushes:

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Step 24:
If you will notice I took my Smudge tool and Smudged the Bottom of the Flowers into the Water to give it a Reflection look:

Step 25:
Now lets get our sky in here.

Step 26:
We are going to work with our Paint again: we don't need to create a layer since Art Media makes a layer of it's own.. Your going to put your Sky in Behind your Tree like this:

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Step 27:
Work the sky just like you did the Water Fall..

Some maybe asking: Why are we just now doing our Sky? Well the Answer to this is.. We wanted to be able to see where we wanted our Clouds and sun peaking through the Trees:

Now I've added Two Tubes of life to my Painting:

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Lets Frame it:

Step 28:
If you like what you see now.. Lets right click any layer on your layer pallet and Merge/ Merge Flatten

Step 29:
Go to Image/ Add Border/ 2 / Black

Step 30:
Go to Image/ Add Border/ 2 / White

Step 31:
With your magic Wand

click inside your White border:

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Step 32:
Flood fill with Gold Pattern:

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Step 33:
How to get to your Gold Pattern:

Open the Gold that was sent in your Supplies in your PSP. Click on the Pattern Tab and then open the Drop down window :

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Step 34:
Now that you have your Gold Flood fill your Selected Border with the Gold

Step 35:
Selections/ Select None

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Step 36:
Image/ Add Border/ 12 / White

Step 37:
Click inside with your Magic Wand

Step 38:
Flood fill with This Color: #bcb98a ( or a color of your choice)

Step 38:
Go to Effects/ Weave /

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Step 39:
Selections/ Select none

Step 40:
Image/ Add Border / 2 / White

Step 41:
With Magic Wand click inside the border

Step 42:
Flood fill with Gold

Step 43:
Selections/ Select none

Step 44:
Image/ Add Border/ 25 / White

Step 45:
With Magic Wand Click inside the Border

Step 46:
Flood fill with : #8e905f ( or a color of your choice )

Step 47:
For those that have the Filter installed ( Eye Candy 4000 ) you may add :
All Baby Bees Skip this Step.

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For those that don't have Eye Candy Installed..Just skip this part for now.. You will learn it later:

Step 48:
Go to Effects/ 3D Effects/ Inner Bevel

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Step 49:
Selections/ Select None

Step 50:
Image/ Add Border/ 1 / White

Step 51:
With magic Wand click inside and flood fill with gold

Step 52:
Add any Decorations you may want in your frame..

Step 53:
Don't forget your signature as the artist..

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Step 54:
Resize and ..


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