Gingerbread Men

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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to create Gingerbread Men.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Email  me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I wrote this with  Paint Shop Pro X2, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Corel.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

1.  Download the Gingerbread Template

2.  Open a new, transparent image, size 150 by 150 pixels.

3.  Flood fill it with #8e5432

4.  Effects > Texture > Fine Leather   Apply these settings:  Color = #808080, Angle = 30, Blur = 90, transparency = 250, number = 40, length = 4

5.  Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling.  Corner, Bidirectional , transition = 100

6.  You can save this as a JPEG for a texture file, Leave open, but put the file aside.

7.  Open the GingerbreadMan Template that you downloaded.  SHIFT+D to duplicate.  Close the original.

8.  Selection > Load /Save Selection > Load Selection from Alpha Channel.  Choose the Body selection.

9.  Set foreground color to Pattern, and change pattern to the texture that you just made.

10.  Flood-fill the selection with the texture pattern that you chose.

11.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel  Apply these settings:  Bevel = pie, width = 25, smoothness = 40, depth = 20, ambience = 40, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 345, intensity = 39, elevation = 35

12.  Layer > New > Raster Layer

13.  Selection > Load/Save Selection > From Alpha Channel.  Choose the Eye selection

14.  Fill it with a color of your choice

15.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel   Apply the same settings

16.  Layer > New Raster Layer

17.  Selection > Load/Save Selection > From Alpha Channel.  Choose the mouth selection

18.  Fill with a color of your choice.

19.  Apply an inner bevel with these settings:  Width = 7, smoothness = 0, depth = 8, ambience = -4, angle = 283, intensity = 50, elevation = 30

20.  Repeat steps 16 - 19  for each of these selections:  the bow, the buttons, the trim.

21.  When all is done, Save this as a GIF.  File > Export > GIF Optimizer.

 

 

 

 


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