Selections

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8 or 9
 

This is what we are going to make . 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 . First of all we need to make a new Folder to put our selections . To do this Right Click on your desktop and click New Folder , I named mine Selections.

Now Click on the Zip Folder Below

This box should open. Click Open .

Click on Actions - Select All

 

They will all turn Blue . Now Click on Extract

This Box should appear:

Click Desktop - Selections (you should see the folder you made )

Highlight your Selections and click Extract

Now our Selections are in our folder .

Open Psp 8 or 9 and lets make sure our Preferences are set right . Go To File - Preferences - File Locations. Click on Selections, it is safe to delete anything that you have in this folder, they remain on your Pc, all you are doing here is changing the location of where your selections are.

Click Add

Click Browse

Point to your Selections folder that you made and click ok

This is what you will now have in your selection Preferences

 

Now we are ready to begin our Tutorial :)

Open Psp 8 or 9   -  Go To File - New 

Type in 400 x 400

( when doing a selection tutorial the canvas size 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 / Save Selections  -  Load Selection from Disc

Look for your Selection named mainbody and click Load

This is how your canvas should look now

 

Click on your Eye Dropper Icon and place it over your  Foreground Colour ( top one)

This box will appear - delete the HTML Colour and replace it with  #05C9C7

Click your Flood Fill Icon and fill your mainbody  with above colour

Whilst still selected - Go to Selections -  Float

Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Cut Out - Apply Below Settings making the Shadow Colour #359998

( Make sure Fill interior with colour isn't ticked )

Go To Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Apply below settings

Now go to Selections - Select  None

We will now add all the other parts of the selections in the same way :)

Go To Layers -  New Raster Layer - name it legs

Then to Selections - Load/ Save Selections - Load Selection from Disc  - open leg Selection and flood fill with same colour as before.

Go to Selections - Float

Again go to Effects - 3D Effects - Cut Out - Apply same settings as before

Go back to Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - same settings as before

Now go to Selections - Select  None

On the same layer go to Selections - Load /Save selections - Load selection From Disc and open leg 2 selection

Flood fill with the same colour

Selections - Float

Apply the same Cut Out and Gaussian Blur

Selections - Select None

Go To Layers - New Raster Layer - name it ears

Now go to Selections - Load/Save selections - Load Selection from Disc - open ear selection and flood fill with same colour as before.

Go to Selections - Float

Apply the same Cut Out and Gaussian Blur

Selections - None

On the same layer go to Selections - Load / Save Selections - Load Selection From Disc and open ear 2 selection. Flood fill with same colour as before

SelectionsFloat

Apply the same Cut Out and Gaussian Blur .

Selections - None

Go to Layers - New Raster Layer - name it Mouth

Go to Selections -Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - open Mouth Sel

Floodfill with same colour

Selections - Float

apply the same cutout and gauissian blur

Selections - Select None

 

Layers - New Raster Layer  - name it hooves

Then go to Selections - Load / Save selectionLoad Selection From Disk - open hooves selection

Flood fill the hooves with # C0C0C0

Go To SelectionsFloat

Apply the same Cut Out but change the Shadow Colour to #808080

Apply the same Blur as before.

Now Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel - Apply below settings

Selections - Select None

Go To Layers - New Raster Layer - name it horn.

Go To Selections - Load/Save selections - Load Selection From Disk - open the horn selections - Flood fill with the same colour as the hooves - # C0C0C0

Go to Selections - Float

Apply the same Cut Out  Gaussian Blur and Inner Bevel as you used for the hooves

Selections - Select None

Go to Layers - New Raster layer and call it tail .

Go to selections - Load/Save Selections - Load from disk - open the tail selection

Flood Fill with the colour  # FFC0C0

Selections - Float

Apply the same Cut Out but change the shadow colour too #F38989.Apply the same Gaussian Blur.

Selections - Selections None

Go To Layers - New Raster Layer and call it mane

Go to selections - Load Selections from Disk - open the mane selection

Flood Fill with the same colour as above

Selections - Float

Apply the same Cut Out and Gaussian Blur

Selections - Select None

Go To Layers - New Raster Layer - name it forelock

Go To Selections - Load/ Save Selections from Disk - open forelock selection

Flood fill with the colour  #FFC0C0

Selections - Float

Apply the same Cut Out and Gaussian Blur

Selections - Select None

Go To Layers - New Raster layer - name it eye

Selections - Load/Save Selections - Load Selection From Disk - open the eye selection

Flood Fill with the colour #404040

Go To Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel and add below settings

Selections - Select None

On the same layer select your Magic Wand Icon  with below settings

Click inside the middle blank bit of the eye and Flood Fill with white

Selections - Select none

Layers - New Raster Layer - name it nose

Selections - Load /Save Selections - Load Selection From Disk  - open the nose selection

Flood fill with the colour #404040

Apply the same Inner Bevel

Selections - Selections None

Select the Paintbrush Icon use settings below

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

 

Now  go to Layers - Merge- Merge All

File  -  Save As - jpg

We hope this tutorial has given you some insight of how Selection Tutorials work and that you enjoy the many tutorials found on the net :)

 

Tutorial written by Marisa. Updated for PSP 8 by Lyn
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005