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
like



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
tool



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
lighting



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
foreground



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
side



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



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
follows



 



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





2 comments:

Spencer Aloysius said...

These are really cute. I like the butterflies best.

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search 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.