Unicorn

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7
The zip file containing the selection files.

Selection tutorials are a great way to make some fantastic creations. There are many such tutorials to be found on the net.

We have written a very BASIC tutorial in order for you to learn how they work.

Below is what we will be making

There are a couple of ways to use Selection tutorials in psp 7 but I have found this method to be the most successful.

The 1st thing you need to do is to make a new folder with the name of your selections (this one will be "unicorn")

I have found the easiest way is to make the folder on your Desktop (this is the screen that appears with your icons on when you 1st Boot up)

Right click in a space anywhere on the Desktop and select NEW - FOLDER

 

Name the folder

 Now click on the Zip containing the selections

this screen should open

Select OPEN

This is what you should have now

 

Click ACTIONS at the top and then SELECT ALL

Again at the top select EXTRACT

 

Where it says "extract to" in the box at the top browse to your Desktop and then the folder you made, click on the folder you made to open it. Again click EXTRACT in the box on the top right.

 

Your selections should now be in your folder. You won't see them in their proper form yet.

Now we will begin the tutorial.

Open a new canvas 400x 400

(when doing a selection tutorial the canvas size given must be exact or your selections will not be placed properly)

 

GO to LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER and name it MAINBODY

 

Now go to SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISC

Look for the selection with the name  Mainbody.sel

Select OPEN

This is how your canvas should look now

Go to your Foreground Box    on your colour palette and click inside it to open this menu

 

Delete the colour in the HTML code box and type or paste #05C9C7

Select the FLOOD FILL TOOL

Floodfill your selection

and then go to SELECTIONS - FLOAT

Now go to EFFECTS - 3D EFFECTS - CUT OUT

Use the settings below making the  Shadow colour  #359998

Make sure "Fill Interior" is NOT checked

 Go to EFFECTS - BLURGAUSSIAN BLUR,

Use below settings

 

 

  Then go to  SELECTIONS- SELECT NONE.

 

We Shall now add all the other parts of the selections in the same way

Go to   LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER, call it legs.

  Then to SELECTIONSLOAD FROM DISK.   Open leg.sel.  Floodfill with the same colour as before.

   Go to SELECTIONS - FLOAT. 

Again go to EFFECTS - 3D EFFECTS - CUT OUT

Apply the same cutout as before.

Go back to EFFECTS - BLUR - GAUSSIAN BLUR

apply the same settings as before.

Now go to SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE.

On the same Layer go to SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISK and open leg2.sel.

Floodfill with the same colour

SELECTIONS - FLOAT

Apply the same CUT OUT and GAUSSIAN BLUR

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

 

Go to   LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER, call it ears.

 Then to SELECTIONSLOAD FROM DISK,   open ear.sel.  Floodfill with the same colour as before.   Go to SELECTIONS - FLOAT

  Apply the same cutout and gaussian blur. 

 SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE.

 

 On the same layer,  go to SELECTIONSLOAD FROM DISK  then  open ear2.sel.  Floodfill with the same colour as before.   Go to SELECTIONSFLOAT.

 Apply the same cutout and gaussian blur. 

SELECTIONSSELECT NONE.

 

Go to LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER, call it mouth.

Next SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISK and open mouth.sel

Floodfill with same colour. 

SELECTIONSFLOAT 

Apply same cutout and gauissian blur.

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE.

 

Go to LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER, call it hooves.

Then to SELECTIONSLOAD FROM DISK   and open hooves.sel

Floodfill the hooves with colour #C0C0C0

Go to SELECTIONS - FLOAT

Apply the same cutout but change the Shadow colour to #808080.

Apply the same gaussian blur as before. 

Now go to EFFECTS - 3D EFFECTS - INNER BEVEL

Apply the settings below

 

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

Go to LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER, call it horn.

Then to SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISK and open horn.sel. 

Floodfill with the same colour as the hooves #C0C0C0 .

Go to SELECTIONSFLOAT

Apply the same cutout, gaussian blur, and inner bevel as you used for the hooves.

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

 

Go to LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER  and call it tail.

SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISK, open tail.sel. 

Floodfill with colour #FFC0C0. 

Go to SELECTIONS - FLOAT

 Apply the same cutout but change the  shadow colour to #F38989.  Apply the same gaussian blur. 

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE

 

Go to LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER and call it mane. 

Then to SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISK, open mane.sel.

Floodfill with the same colour as above. 

Go to SELECTIONS - FLOAT

 Apply same cutout and gaussian blur. 

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE.

 

Go to LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER, call it forelock

SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISK. open forelock.sel

Floodfill with colour #FFC0C0

SELECTIONS - FLOAT

Apply same Cutout and Gaussian Blur

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE.

 

Add LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER call it eye

SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISK, open eye.sel

Floodfill with colour  #404040

Go to EFFECTS - 3D EFFECTS - INNER BEVEL and add below settings

 

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE.

On the same layer select the MAGIC WAND

Go to TOOL OPTIONS and use the settings shown

Click inside the middle blank part of the eye then floodfill with white.

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE.

 

LAYERS - NEW RASTER LAYER, call it nose.

SELECTIONS - LOAD FROM DISK, open nose.sel.

Floodfill with colour #404040

Apply the same INNER BEVEL,

SELECTIONS - SELECT NONE.

Select the PAINTBRUSH and then TOOL OPTIONS

Use the settings below

With your Foreground Colour set to #404040 draw the accent lines at the nose, mouth and inside ear as shown below

To finish go to LAYERSMERGEMERGE VISIBLE

Go to FILE - SAVE AS

Name your file and save as a .jpg

We hope this simple tutorial has given you an insight of how SELECTION TUTORIALS work and that you enjoy the many tutorials found on the web :0)

Tutorial written by and to Marisa 2005
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005