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 4

      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 linen or cotton 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 400 x 450 on a transparent background
      Set your foreground color to #BEA684 set your background color to #D3BE9F

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

      Name your first layer TAIL, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 1_staart.sel and follow the above steps

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

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

      Add a new layer call it LEG-2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 4_been.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it BLOUSE-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 5_jasje.sel and follow the above steps
      Change foreground color to #AC72FC and background color to #C88EFF Or to any different shades of the same color

      Add a new layer call it ARM-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 6_arm.sel and follow the above steps Change foreground to #BEA684 and background to #D3BE9F

      Add a new layer call it BOW-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 7_strik.sel and floodfill with #32A67C

      Add a new layer call it SLEEVE, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 8_mouw.sel and follow the above steps
      Change foreground color to #AC72FC and background color to #C88EFF

      Add a new layer call it EAR-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 9_oor.sel and follow the above steps
      Change foreground to #BEA684 and background to #D3BE9F

      Add a new layer call it EAR-2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 10_oor.sel and follow the above steps


      Add a new layer call it HEAD, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 11_face.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it MUZZLE, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 12_snuit.sel and follow the above steps


      Add a new layer call it BOW-2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 13_strik.sel and floodfill with #32A67C

      Add a new layer call it BOW-3, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 14_strik.sel and follow the above steps


      Add a new layer call it BOW-4, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 15_strik.sel and floodfill with #32A67C

      Add a new layer call it BOW-5, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 16_strik.sel and floodfill with #32A67C

      Add a new layer call it BOW-6, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 17_strik.sel and floodfill with #32A67C

      Add a new layer call it BOW-7, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 18_strik.sel and floodfill with #32A67C

      Add a new layer call it BOW-8, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 19_strik.sel and floodfill with #32A67C

      This is what we should have by now....


      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
      After the cutout add a noise of 3
      We start out with the following settings Vert and Hort both 0 Opacity 70 Blur 20
      Shadow color checked color #7A592A

      Go to the TAIL layer select all, selection float
      and give it the cutout with the above settings - add the noise of 3


      Repeat but change the blur to 50 for the LEG-1 add the noise again

      Repeat but change the blur to 40 for BODY add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 50 for LEG-2 add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 45 for ARM add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for EAR-1 add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for EAR-2 add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 55 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 35, opacity to 100 for BLOUSE to add the noise of 3
      Change the color to #9447FB

      Repeat but change the blur to 32.5 for SLEEVE to add the noise of 3


      Repeat but change the blur to 22.5 for BOW-1 to add the noise of 3
      Change the color to #257D5D

      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for BOW-2 to add the noise of 3


      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for BOW-3 to add the noise of 3
      Go to colors, adjust, brightness/contrast -15


      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for BOW-4 to add the noise of 3


      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for BOW-5 to add the noise of 3


      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for BOW-6 to add the noise of 3
      Change vertical to -1 and hort t0 1
      Go to colors, adjust, brightness/contrast -15


      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for BOW-7 to add the noise of 3
      Change hort and vert back to 0


      Repeat but change the blur to 25 for BOW-8 to add the noise of 3
      Change vertical to 1 and hort to -1
      Go to colors, adjust, brightness/contrast -15


      This is what we should have by now....



      Now you can choose wether or not you want to give the bear layers a jiggle
      with these settings....

      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


      If you want to use this Bear for the Stocking Tutorial move the LEG-1 layer to the bottom
      Turn off visability of the LEG-1 layer and merge all other layers visable
      Turn visability back on and save as a PSP File...
      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