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 5

      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 Christmas 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 #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

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

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

      Add a new layer call it BALL-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 3_ball.sel and follow the above steps
      Change the foreground color to #40A7F4 and the background to #83C6F9

      Add a new layer call it BALL-2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 4_ball.sel and follow the above steps
      Change the foreground color to #02DC5A and the background to #2DF378

      Add a new layer call it BALL-3, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 5_ball.sel and follow the above steps
      Change the foreground color to #40A7F4 and the background to #83C6F9

      Turn off visability of all layers except the ball layers and merge visable

      Add a new layer call it LEG-2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 6-been.sel and follow the above steps
      Change foreground color to #AC72FC and background color to #C88EFF

      Add a new layer call it SHIRT-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 7_overhemd.sel and floodfill with #FFFFFF

      Add a new layer call it GILET, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 8_gilet.sel and follow the steps
      Change foreground color to #800000 and background color to #C00000

      Add a new layer call it HAND, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 9-hand.sel and follow the above steps
      Change foreground color to #B69266 and background color to #D8B682

      Add a new layer call it SLEEVE, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 10_mouw.sel and floodfill with #FFFFFF

      Add a new layer call it CUFF, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 11_manchet.sel and floodfill with #FFFFFF

      Add a new layer call it BUTTON, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 12_manchetknoop.sel and floodfill with #000000

      Add a new layer call it EAR-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 13_oor.sel and follow the above steps
      Change foreground color to #B69266 and background color to #D8B682

      Add a new layer call it EAR-2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 14_oor.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it HEAD, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 15_hoofd.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it MUZZLE, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 16_muzzle.sel and follow the above steps

      Add a new layer call it BOW-1, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 17_strik.sel and floodfill with #40A7F4

      Add a new layer call it BOW-2, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 18_strik.sel and follow the above steps
      Change the foreground color to #40A7F4 and the background to #83C6F9

      Add a new layer call it BOW-3, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 19_strik.sel and floodfill with #40A7F4

      Add a new layer call it BOW-4, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 20_strik.sel and follow the above steps
      Change the foreground color to #40A7F4 and the background to #83C6F9

      Add a new layer call it BOW-5, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 21_strik.sel and follow the steps

      Add a new layer call it EYES, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 22_eyes.sel and floodfill with #000000
      Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Innerbevel, use the round preset
      Drag this layer underneath the muzzle layer

      Add a new layer call it NOSE, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 23_nose.sel and floodfill with #000000
      Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Innerbevel, use the round preset

      Add a new layer call it CHEEK, go to selections, load from disk,
      the 24_cheek.sel and floodfill with #C00000

      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 90 Blur 50
      Shadow color checked color #7A592A

      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 BALL add the noise of 3
      change the color to #40A7F4

      Repeat but change the blur to 45 for LEG-2 add the noise of 3
      Change the color back to #7A592A

      Repeat but change the blur to 10 for SHIRT add the noise of 3
      change the color to #808080 and the opacity to 70

      Repeat but change the blur to 60 for GILET add the noise of 3
      change the color to #5E0202 and the opacity to 90

      Repeat but change the blur to 40 for HAND add the noise of 3
      Change the color back to #7A592A

      Repeat but change the blur to 35 for SLEEVE add the noise of 3
      change the color to #808080 and the opacity to 70

      Repeat but change the blur to 15 for CUFF add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 25, opacity to 90 for EAR-1 to add the noise of 3
      Change the color to #966938

      Repeat but change the blur to 22.5 for EAR-2 to add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 55 for HEAD to add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 45 for MUZZLE to add the noise of 3
      Go to colors, Adjust, Brightness/Contrast, Brightness=+25 Contrast=0 apply

      Repeat but change the blur to 17.5 for BOW-1 to add the noise of 3
      Change the color to #187AC6

      Repeat but change the blur to 20 for BOW-2 to add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 15 for BOW-3 to add the noise of 3

      Repeat but change the blur to 20 for BOW-4 to add the noise of 3


      Repeat but change the blur to 17.5 for BOW-5 to add the noise of 3


      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....we go back to the ball layer, add a new layer, draw a little ellipse on the top of the ball
      Effects, Blur, Gaussian Blur of 7
      Select the ball layer, selection invert, go to the highlight layer and hit delete to get rid off jaggies

      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