Thursday, 19 February 2009

Spider Tutorial and Freebies

Hi all

As promised here is
the tutorial for my spider

I again went looking
for spider tutorials and couldn’t find any but the fluff ball

Kind and they are
cute but not what I wanted so I got a pic of spider and

And looked at what
was happening this is what I came up with

I hope you like

Thanks for looking
Hugs Michelle

This tutorial was written by Michelle Mills on 19th 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 gain

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 required eye candy 4000, eye candy Impact bevel


Open a new 500x500 transparent image

Start with the body and using your ellipse tool with whatever colour you

Today I’m going to use a brownish colour 563c24

Null your foreground and draw out and oval or circle

Now go to your pen tool and right click on node and convert to path

Right click again and node type to cusp

Stretch out and bring up your little arrows like so


Convert to raster

I’ve decided to put some pattern on his back so I’ve used my airbrush

Size 15, hardness 20, step 1, density 40, thickness 100, opacity 20,
rate 5

Add new raster and I’ve used a lighter brown 77634f

Then adjust blur Gaussian 5

 I used default setting today for this spider and then adjusted the

83, 55, 80, 50


Now create a circle for the head with your colour or one slightly
lighter if you like

Convert to raster and use eye candy bevel again

 Again I’ve used default and
changed the lighting

This time to 268, 23, 65, 92

Now arrange so the head sits in the little hollow you made with the body


Now let’s do our legs

Use your Pen tool freedraw and change your dark colour to your

And keep background null

Use the following settings freedraw, tracking 10, show nodes, create on
vector, width 10

Now draw a little half triangle where the fangs will be


Convert to raster and duplicate layer and mirror

And place the fangs where you like not too close

But not too far apart either


Now use default setting for the fangs but change the lighting again

This time to 91, 0, 65, 92

And repeat the bevel


Now for the legs

Using the same settings for the fangs draw out your front leg on right

Again it’s a half triangle but a lot longer and should start near the

Then convert to raster


Now do the second leg and this time it’s about half way down the head

Same basic shape for the leg

Convert to raster


Third leg is at the base of the head and beginning of the body

Convert to raster


The final leg starts at the body but this time it goes straight back as


Convert to raster and then close off all but the legs and merge visible

Use basic default settings again and change the lighting

This time to 275, 0, 65, 100


Repeat bevel with lighting at 162, 0, 65, 100

Duplicate layer and mirror and then place legs on the other side not
quite matching

Move leg layers to the bottom


Using your circle ellipse tool create a small eye for your spider

White for background foreground is null

Convert to raster duplicate layer and merge down

Now do a smaller circle with black

Place within the white of the eye and merge down


Now merge the black pupils down onto the white and using

Eye candy 4000 glass use the following settings

5.99, 50, 23, 0, 0, 0, 50 colour very light grey

Lighting 279, 29, 100, 40, white, 0, 300


Now merge visible and save as png or pspimage you’re done


Now as each individual spider is different every time you do it...

Most of these settings are a guide...

More often than not all you need do is play around with lighting

The eyes though can be the hardest bit and you may need to play around
with all settings until

You get an eye you like


Well I hope you have fun with this and enjoyed the tutorial

Thanks for looking hugs Michelle


If you would like to download these spiders they are available here more will be added later they are

under the name png elements 3

hugs Michelle

Here's a beetle I did this afternoon...By just changing some shapes and playing with the lighting settings

you can dowload it here

Last Freebie for today

This time it's more butterflies

If you'd like these butterflies please download from here

under Elements png butteflies

Well that's about it for todays freebies

Hope you enjoy

Hugs Michelle


Spencer Aloysius said...

These are really cute. I like the butterflies best.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Cat(s) & Dog(s) Theme, Other Animal Theme post on Feb. 19, 2009. Thanks again.