This was made using Paint Shop Pro 7. and Eye Candy 4000

You will need to download these Selections
and save them in your selections folder.


      Christmas Bear 2

      For this tutorial we will make one of the Christmas Bears
      These Bears are the same you will find as a Tube in the X-mas special
      In the end we will put them all together and make a cute stocking print
      You can save the finished product on a floppydisk, go to your printshop
      and have it printed on fabric to make a Chrismas stocking

      I know some people like to have their decorations in one theme color
      That's why I decided to offer the selections tutorials so you can make them
      In the colors of your own liking

      Remember to save often...


      Open a new image 372 x 396 on a transparent background
      Set your foreground color to #B69266 set your background color to #D8B682

      We repeat the following steps
      We fill every selection with the foreground color
      Contract the selection by 1 and fill with the background color

      Open your first layer call it BODY , go to selections, load from disk,
      the 1_BUIK.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it LEG 1 , go to selections, load from disk,
      the 2_LEG1.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it LEG_2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 3_LEG2.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it PRESENT, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 4_PRESENT.sel and set foreground color to #EFEDED background color to #FFFFFF
      and follow the above steps or use of a fill of your choice


      Add a new layer call it ARM-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 5_ARM1.sel go back to bear colors foreground #B69266 - background #B69266 and follow the steps

      Add a new layer call it ARM-2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 6_ARM2.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it EAR, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 7_EAR.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it HEAD, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 8_HEAD.sel and follow the steps

      Add a new layer call it MUZZLE, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 9_MUZZLE.sel and follow the steps


      Add a new layer call it BOW 1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 10_STRIK.sel and foreground set to #930802 your background color to #B00602
      follow the steps


      Add a new layer call it BOW 2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 11_STRIK.sel and follow the steps


      Add a new layer call it BOW 3, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 12_STRIK.sel and floodfill with the foreground color


      Add a new layer call it BOW 4, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 13_STRIK.sel and follow the steps

      Add a new layer call it BOW 5, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 14_STRIK.sel and floodfill with the foreground color


      Add a new layer call it BOW 6, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 15_STRIK.sel and follow the steps


      Add a new layer call it HAT, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 16_MUTS.sel and foreground set to #930802 your background color to #B00602
      follow the steps



      Add a new layer call it FUR, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 18_BONT.sel and foreground set to #ECECEC your background color to #FFFFFF
      follow the steps


      Add a new layer call it POMPON, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 19_BALL.sel and foreground set to #ECECEC your background color to #FFFFFF
      follow the steps



      We're going to the next level....I hope you have everything on separate layers...:)
      We are going to give all the layers a nice cutout and a noise of 3

      We start out with the following settings Vert and Hort both 0 Opacity 90 Blur 75
      Shadow color checked color #966938

      Go to the BODY layer select all, selection float,
      Go to Effects, 3D effects, Cutout and give the body the cutout with above settings

      Repeat but change the blur to 60 for LEG 1 add the noise again


      Repeat but change the blur to 55 for LEG-2 add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 40 and the color to #C0C0C0 for PRESENT add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 40 color back to #966938 for ARM_1 add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 35 for ARM-2 add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 27.5 for EAR add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 60 for HEAD add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 35 for MUZZLE add the noise of 3
      Go to colors, adjust, brightness/contrast +25

      Repeat but change the blur to 30, for BOW-1
      Change the color to #5E0202

      Repeat but change the blur to 35 for BOW-2

      Repeat but change the blur to 30 for the BOW_3

      Repeat but change the blur to 35 for the BOW_4

      Repeat but change the blur to 30 for the BOW_5

      Repeat but change the blur to 20 for BOW_6 1

      Repeat but change the blur to 45 for HAT

      Repeat but change the blur to 25 and color to #C0C0C0 for the FUR layer

      Repeat but change the blur to 20 and color to #C0C0C0 for the BALL layer



      Now you can choose wether or not you want to give the bear layers a jiggle

      The Fur and the Ball get a jiggle



      Almost done just give this sweetie it's face and he's ready to use
      Lets go back to the HEAD layer and add another layer

      Name it EYES set your background color to #000000 With your preset selection tool draw two eyes
      Go to Effects, 3D-effects, innerbevel and apply the round preset

      Go back to the MUZZLE layer and add another layer
      Name it NOSE set your background color to #000000 With your preset selection tool draw two eyes
      Go to Effects, 3D-effects, innerbevel and apply the round preset


      Add a new layer call it FACELINE draw a thin #7C6642 line with your drawingtool
      From the Nose down, look at the example
      I did it freehand

      Add a new layer call it BLUSH, with your airbush tool everything set to 25, except hardness to 0
      Spray make a circle on the cheek, go to Effects, Blur, Gaussian Blur of 7.50

      Go back to the HEAD layer, selections, select all, selsction float, invert
      Go to the BLUSH layer and hit the delete button once to get rid of jaggies

      Merge all layers visable and tube this cutie for future use..

      I hope you enjoyed doing this tutorial.....
      We'll be doing all of the Bears one at the time......:))

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Moodswing 18-08-2002