Pixel Painting

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8 or 9

PIXEL PAINTING FOR THE BEGINNER

OPEN PSP 8 OR PSP 9 - GO TO FILE - NEW OR CLICK

TYPE IN 100 X 100 - TRANSPARENT

THE WORK SPACE IS VERY SMALL SO WE WILL BE ZOOMING IN TO DO OUR DRAWING

 

CLICK YOUR ZOOM ICON AND PLACE IT OVER YOUR WORK SPACE , SEE BELOW

CLICK YOUR MOUSE AND YOU WILL SEE YOUR WORK SPACE GO LARGER OR TYPE IN THE SETTINGS ON YOUR TOOL BAR , I HAVE MINE SET AT 500

BELOW IS A SHOT OF WHAT WE WILL BE AIMING FOR AND I HAVE USED THE ZOOM TOOL TO ENLARGE IT

TO 500 ZOOM

WITHOUT USING YOUR ZOOM TOOL THIS IS WHAT YOU WOULD BE WORKING WITH

SO ITS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ZOOM IN

SET UP YOUR BRUSH AND COLOUR PALETTE

 CLICK YOUR PAINT BRUSH ICON

CLICK ON THE SQUARE SHAPE - SEE BELOW

COLOUR PALETTE SET AT YOUR OWN CHOICE

I HAVE MINE SET AT

BLACK - FOREGROUND

RED -  BACKGROUND

TO CHANGE YOUR COLOURS PLACE YOUR MOUSE OVER THE COLOUR AND YOUR EYE DROPPER WILL APPEAR , CLICK THE COLOUR , THIS WILL OPEN YOUR PALETTE

NOW WE READY TO BEGIN

START DRAWING THE OUT LINE

1 PIXEL  = 1 CLICK OF MOUSE

2 PIXEL TOGETHER  = 2 CLICKS OF MOUSE

THIS TAKES A BIT PRACTICE BUT THE IMAGE WE ARE MAKING IS MOSTLY STRAIGHT LINES WHICH WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO LEARN THE BASICS

 USE YOUR UNDO TOOL TO REMOVE A PIXEL  

YOU CAN ALSO USE YOUR ERASER TOOL TO UNDO ANY MISTAKES

TRY TO DO SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS

WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR BRUSH DRAWN WE ARE GOING TO FILL IN THE BOXES

SELECT YOUR MAGIC WAND

CLICK IN SIDE THE FIRST BOX AS SHOWN BELOW

SELECT YOUR FLOOD FILL TOOL AND FILL WITH A COLOUR OF YOUR CHOICE

THEN GO TO SELECTIONS - SELECT - NONE

REPEAT THE SAME STEPS FOR THE NEXT TWO BOXES IN YOUR BRUSH

NOW THAT WASN'T TO BAD WAS IT  :))

ALL WE NEED TO DO NOW IS WITH OUR BRUSH HIGHLIGHTED GO TO EDIT - COPY

OPEN UP ANIMATION SHOP

EDIT - PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION AND SAVE OUR WORK

THOUGHT I WOULD SHOW YOU ONE I DONE EARLIER :))

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