Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Ladybug Element Freebie and New Tutorial










Some of my LadyBugs are available here if you'd like them

New Tutorial



Here is my try at
doing ladybugs




I saw them being done
and liked the idea of doing them but struggled to find a tut



So tried it on my
own...




I have written a
tutorial after trying it a couple of times and working well for me



This
tutorial was written by Michelle Mills on 17 February 2009.

Any resemblance to
any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

I claim all rights to this
tutorial. Do not use this tutorial



Or the
results of doing this tutorial for personal or commercial gains.



This
tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of Paint shop Pro.



The
results of this tutorial were done in Paint shop Pro Ultimate x2.



Hugs
Michelle



 



Supplies



Plugins



 Lokas>gel and eye candy > glass



 



Create 2 new
500x500 transparent images minimize one



Find a colour you’d like
to use to make your ladybug...Can be any colour you like



For this tutorial I’m
going to make an Orange ladybug #f6b648



Using your preset
tools> Ellipse> circle



Make a circle as big
as you’d like



Now using your lasso
tool point to point draw a line just over half way through the circle and
around till you end up with something like this




 

Now cut and paste to
the second transparent image



You can delete your
first image if you like won’t need it again stay with your second image




Now flip your new
image




Use your plugin
lokas>gel with the following settings



Bevel 36, bevel depth
53,



Colour is the colour
you are using



Shadow is a darker
colour than using in my case #d78d19



Highlight opacity 50,
shadow opacity 70




Now use plugin Eye
candy>Impact>glass with the following settings




 



On basic screen
32.75, 25.83, 0, 5, 10, 40, 72, 0, 10.7, 20



On your lighting
setting use 72, 49, 75, 75



Now with your lasso
tool again cut out from about three quarters of the way



See image below on an
earlier try



 



Free rotate your wing
now 90 degree to the left



Select all>float>defloat



Selection>modify>select
selection borders



Border width 1, both
sides, anti-alias checked



Add new raster flood
fill with black and then add eye candy glass settings again



Select none and merge
down



Use your airbrush
tool with the following settings to add your spots



Round, size 15,
hardness 30, step 1, density 40, thickness 100, rotation 0, opacity 20, rate 5



Place your spots how
you like



Duplicate layer and
mirror



Bring both layers
together until they just join



Using your preset
tools ellipse and ellipse make an oval to fit as the body



 



Use eye candy glass
with the following settings



 



44.32, 30, 0, 40, 56,
29, 75, 0, 27.42, 0



Lighting is 348, 3



Move your body layer
to the bottom under the wings



Using ellipse tool
create a small head



Convert to raster and
use the following same settings for eye candy glass on basic screen but change
the lighting to the following



85, 35



Make sure this layer
is above the body but below the wings



Add a new raster just
above the head layer and using air brush again but changing the size to 5



Make an antenna you
will need to draw over couple of times...



Now duplicate the
layer and merge down do this till it as dark and think as you’d like



Use eye candy once
more with the previous setting



Duplicate image and
mirror and adjust antennae till sitting where you’d like



Merge visible and
then save as png and ready to use



Thanks for trying
this tutorial



Hugs Michelle








2 comments:

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