[ Laughing Snowman - PSP X5 tutorial - written by @nn ] - 2012


Laughing Snowman


::: Update: 9 December, 2013 19:39 :::

INFO

This lessen was written by Ann on November 13 2012 in the Dutch version from PSP X5.

[ Copyrightę2012 ] ----------------------

Any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence.
Lessons translated in English by Jille. Lorna translates in French  Bhyma Web (Maria) translates in Spanish.
Marion translates in German.

TD-studio uses often tubes from Kitty & Annelies with permission.
find their group here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/A-and-K-Tubes-Unlimited/

A & K tubes  unlimited

::: Degree of difficulty: Level 2 - Items: 89 :::

  • Materialen: 5 Folders in Zip File
      • 2 presets EC 5: see map: 1_Preset_EC5
        double click for an automatic installation
      • 8 pspimage files: see map: 2_pspimages
        -- open in PSP program.
      • 1 Picture frame: see map: 3_Fotolijst
        extract into your map Picture_frames
      • 3 brushes: see map: 4_Brushes_Snowman
        extract into your map Brushes
      • 1 gradient: see map: 5_Verloop_Snowman
        extract into your map gradients

      • DOWNLOAD MATERIALS HERE

        SOS zipfile DOWNLOAD HERE :  in case you have difficulties to handle the Pen Tool
  • 3 Filters:
      • EC 5: Impact
      • EC 5: Nature
      • VM Natural

    • Preparation

      Material Foreground on gradient, search my file in your list: @nn_010912_GR_108_tdstudio with these settings
      1
      Background on solid color black
      We start the lesson as follows:
      2


      Feel free to change the opacity and blend mode from the layers if you work with different colors. You can colorize if necessary

      The lesson

    1. First of all we will draw the snow men , so open the file snowman.pspimage, (I draw a circle with the Ellipse tool because I need a fixed size for the lesson), canvas size is 1000x1000 px it gives you plenty of room to work easy.
    2. Effects - Plugins - EC 5: Impact - Glass: - tab Settings/User settings choose my preset: @nn_171112_Snowman_EC5_Glass_tdstudio.f1s
    3. Layers - Duplicate
    4. Image - Resize:
      3
    5. Activate Move tool and move a little to upper right:
      4
    6. Layers - Arrange - Move down
    7. Activate top layer
    8. Layers - Merge - Merge down
    9. We will make arms and hands: Activate the pen tool with these settings:
      5

      Material is still as follows:
      2
      Draw arm and hand anywhere on your image:
      6
    10. Layers - convert to raster layer
    11. Move tool - move to its place:
      7
    12. Layers - Arrange - Move down
    13. Layers - Duplicate
    14. Image - Mirror
    15. Image - Resize with 75% (keep all other settings)
      Result:
      8
    16. We will make the mouth, Again Pen tool and draw the mouth:
      9
    17. Layers - convert to raster layer
    18. Now his buttons , activate Brush tool with these settings:
      10
      Stamp 3 buttons with BLACK color
    19. Effects - Plugins - EC 5: Impact - Glass choose my preset @nn_171112_Snowman_EC5_Glass_tdstudio.f1s - tab Settings/User settings
      Result:
      11
    20. Layers - New Raster layer to make his eyes
    21. Again Brush tool, but change settings:
      Stamp the two eyes:
      12

      13
    22. Time for his nose: Activate this file: @nn_171112_wortel_Snowman_tdstudio.pspimage
    23. Edit - Copy
    24. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move to its place:
      14
    25. We continue to dress him :
    26. His head : Activate this file: @nn_171112_hoed_Snowman_tdstudio.pspimage
    27. Edit - Copy
    28. Edit - Paste as new layer and move to its place:
      15 ,
    29. Now his shawl:Activate the file: @nn_171112_sjaal_Snowman_tdstudio.pspimage (we made a shawl earlier in the lesson Odalis click here)
    30. Edit - Copy
    31. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move; see print screen:
      16
    32. If all is to your wish - Layers - Merge - Merge visible
    33. We will place the suspension, Activate this file:@nn_171112_vering_Snowman_tdstudio.pspimage
    34. Edit - Copy
    35. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move:
      17
    36. Layers - Arrange - Move down
    37. Layers - Merge - Merge visible
    38. Image - Resize with 50%, Resize all layers = not checked
    39. Effects - Plugins - EC5 Impact - Perspective Shadow choose my preset on tab Settings/user settings @nn_171112_Snowman_EC5_PS_001.f1s
    40. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:
      18
    41. Image - Mirror !!!!!!!!!

      Result:
      19
    42. Save for security , give him a name and minimize for later
    43. File - New Image:
      Choose foreground gradient(click right in the color box):
      20
    44. Effects - Distortion Effects - wave:
      21
    45. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur: radius: 52
      22
    46. Selection tool - Custom selection with these values:
      23
    47. Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle:
      24
    48. Selections - Deselect all
    49. Layers - New Raster layer
    50. Change material of the foreground into white color
      25
    51. Activate Brush tool and select @nn_171112_brush_Snowman_001_tdstudio
      26
      Stamp with white foreground color:
      27
    52. Layer palette : Opacity: 30%; Blend mode: Normal
    53. Layers - New Raster layer (to make the snow scenery)
    54. Selection tool - Custom selection with these values:
      28
    55. Flood fill tool:, fill selection with white (opacity = 100%)
    56. Selections - Deselect all
    57. Effects - Plugins - EC 5 - Nature - Snow Drift tab SETTINGS - choose following preset:
      29
      Important - look if you have the same settings as shown below
    58. Effects - Image Effects - offset:
      30
      Result up to now:
      31
    59. Activate this file: @nn_171112_kerstbomen_Snowman_tdstudio.pspimage (build a Christmas tree? see this lesson:
      How to make a Christmas tree?
    60. Edit - Copy
    61. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move a little:
    62. Layers - Arrange - Move down
    63. Activate top layer in the layer palette
    64. Activate this file @nn_171112_M_Snowman_tdstudio.pspimage
    65. Edit - Copy
    66. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area and move a little:
      33
    67. Layers - Arrange - Move down
    68. Activate top layer in the layer palette
    69. Layers - New Raster layer
    70. Activate the Brush tool , select my file: @nn_171112_brush_Snowman_002_tdstudio, and apply the brush with the white color
      34
    71. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 10/20/25/12 color: BLACK
    72. Maximize the snowman you made earlier. Edit - Copy
    73. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    74. and move a little with the move tool:
      35
    75. Layers - Duplicate
    76. Image - Resize with 75%, Resize all layers = not checked
    77. Image - Mirror (users X4 and X5 use the script)
    78. Move tool - move again:
      36
    79. Again: Layers - Duplicate
    80. Image - Resize with 75%, Resize all layers = not checked
    81. Image - Mirror (users X4 en X5 - use the script)
    82. And move again :
      37
    83. Layers - Merge - Merge all (flatten)
    84. Image - Picture frame and choose: @nn_171112_Frame_Snowman_tdstudio
      38
    85. Activate this file:@nn_171112_text-art_MC_Snowman_tdstudio.pspimage
    86. Edit - Copy
    87. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
    88. And move a little:
      39
    89. Save as jpg. (background included in the zip file)
      I hope you enjoyed this lesson