Merry Christmas Bear
Tutorial

I claim the copyright to this tutorial.  You are free to do whatever you please with the bear  you make (except make money from it), but please do not take my tutorial.  Do not send the tutorial through email.  Only share my link.

I consider this tutorial for intermediate to advanced level. 

This tutorial uses selections that I have made.  Click on the link to download the zipped file of the selections, then unzip into a separate folder.  This zipped file also contains two choices of fur patterns and santa hat tube.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I used Paint Shop Pro 7.0 .  You may download a free trial at Jasc.

This tutorial also uses Eyecandy 3.1 plugin--Jiggle.

1.  To begin open up the weave file in Paint Shop Pro.  Click on flood 
     tool (paint can).  Click on foreground styles box, change to patterns, 
     and choose one of the fur patterns, scale 100%, angle 0.  Then minimize 
     the fur pattrn.  We will use it to fill the selections.  Click on the 
     background styles box, and change the color to black, #000000

2.  Open a new file, 400 by 400, 72 resolution, transparent background, 
     16.7 million colors.

3.  Click on Selections, load from disk.  Look in the folder that you 
     saved the selections to, and open up RDBbearlegs.sel    Flood the 
     selection with the fur pattern.

4.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
     RDBbearfeet.sel    Flood the selection with the fur pattern.

5.  Go to Selections, Invert.  Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow.  Change 
     to these settings:  Horizontal & Vertical=0, Opacity=80, Blur=20,
     Color=#000000 (black). Click ok.

6.  Go to Selections, invert.  Selections, Modify, Contract =20.  ok

7.  Go to Selections, Modify, feather=5  ok

8.  Go to Color, Adjust, Brightness/Contrast.  Set Brightness=25, Contrast=0. 
     Ok.

9.  Now, Click on foreground styles box, change to patterns, and change the 
     angle to 60.

10.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearbody.sel    Flood the selection with the fur pattern.

11.  Go to Selections, Invert.  Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow.  Apply 
       same drop shadow settings as in #5.  The settings should still be there!

12.  Go to Effects--Plugin--Eye Candy 3.1--Jiggle.  Change the settings to: 
       Bubble=10, Warp=5, Twist=90, Movement type=Brownian Motion.  Click 
       the check.

13.  Now, Click on foreground styles box, change to patterns, and change the 
       angle back to 0.

14.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbeararms.sel    Flood the selection with the fur pattern.  Go to 
       Selections, Invert.  Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow.  Apply 
       same drop shadow settings as in #5.  The settings should still be there!
       settings:  Horizontal & Vertical=0, Opacity=80, Blur=20, 
       Color=#000000 (black). Click ok.

15.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearhands.sel    Flood the selection with the fur pattern.  Go to 
       Selections, Invert.  Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow.  Apply 
       same drop shadow settings as in #14.  The settings should still be there!
       Go to Selections, invert.  Selections, Modify, Contract =20.  ok.  Go to 
       Selections, Modify, feather=5  ok.  Go to Color, Adjust, 
       Brightness/Contrast.  Set Brightness=25, Contrast=0.   Ok.

16.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearears.sel    Flood the selection with the fur pattern.  Go to 
       Selections, Invert.  Go to Effects--Plugin--Eye Candy 3.1--Jiggle.  Use the 
       same settings as in Step #12.

17.  Click on Selections, Invert.  elections, Modify, Contract =20.  ok.  Go to 
       Selections, Modify, feather=5  ok.  Go to Color, Adjust, 
       Brightness/Contrast.  Set Brightness=25, Contrast=0.   Ok.

18.  Change pattern angle back to 60 (see step #9)

19.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearhead.sel    Flood the selection with the fur pattern.  Go to 
       Selections, Invert.  Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow.  Apply 
       same drop shadow settings as in #5. (settings:  Horizontal & Vertical=0, 
       Opacity=80, Blur=20, Color=#000000 (black). Click ok.)The settings 
       should still be there!  Go to Effects--Plugin--Eye Candy 3.1--Jiggle.  Use 
       the same settings as in Step #12.  (Bubble=10, Warp=5, Twist=90, 
       Movement type=Brownian Motion.)

20.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbeareyes.sel    Flood the selection with the black, #000000 
       (right-click)  Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel.  Choose these 
       settings:  Bevel=pie shape, width=14, smoothness=15, depth=12, 
       ambience=0, shininess=50, color = white (#FFFFFF), angle=315, 
       intensity=50, elevation=30

21.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearmuzzle.sel    Flood the selection with the fur pattern.  Go to 
       Selections, Invert.  Go to Effects--Plugin--Eye Candy 3.1--Jiggle.  Use the 
       same settings as in Step #12.  Apply a drop shadow, like in Step #5, 
       EXCEPT change the blur to 10. ((settings:  Horizontal & Vertical=0, 
       Opacity=80, Blur=10, Color=#000000 (black). Click ok.)

22. Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearnose.sel    Flood the selection with the black, #000000 
       (right-click)  Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel.  Use the same settings 
       for the eyes, Step #20.  The settings should still be there!  (Bevel=pie 
       shape, width=14, smoothness=15, depth=12, ambience=0, shininess=50, 
       color = white (#FFFFFF), angle=315, intensity=50, elevation=30)

23.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearmouth.sel    Flood the selection with the black, #000000 
       (right-click)  Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel.  Use the same settings 
       for the eyes, Step #22.  The settings should still be there!

Now if you just want to keep the blank, naked bear, then
go to layers, merge, merge visible, and save the tube.
Otherwise, continue on to make the Christmas bear.

24.  Open santa hat tube.  Click Edit, Copy.  Then click on window for your 
       bear.  Click Edit, paste.  Move the hat into position.  Selections, none.

25.  In the Layers Pallette, Click on layer 4 to make it active.  Add a new layer.

26.  Select selection tool from the left menu and set to rectangle selection. 
       Click on middle of left paw, and drag out box to about middle of right 
       paw.  See picture.

27.  Click on foreground styles box, change to patterns, and choose pine 
       pattern, scale 75%, angle 0.  Flood fill the selection with this pattern.

28.  Go to Inner Bevel:  Change settings to  pie, 4, 15, 12, 0, 50, white 
       (#FFFFFF), 315, 50, 30.

29.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbeartext.sel    Flood the selection with #FF4040
       Go to Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel.  Use the same settings 
       for the sign, Step #28.  The settings should still be there! (Change 
       settings to  pie, 4, 15, 12, 0, 50, white (#FFFFFF), 315, 50, 30.)

30.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearholly1.sel    Flood the selection with the #226018

31.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearholly2.sel    Flood the selection with the #226018

32.  Add a new raster layer.  Click on Selections, load from disk, 
       RDBbearberry.sel    Flood the selection with the #FF4040.  Apply the 
       same inner bevel selections that you used for the eyes.  Change back to 
       the settings in Step #20.   (Bevel=pie shape, width=14, smoothness=15, 
       depth=12, ambience=0, shininess=50, color = white (#FFFFFF), 
       angle=315, intensity=50, elevation=30) Deselect

33.  Click on Layer 2.  Go to Layers--Arrange--Bring to Top.

34.  Layers--Merge--Merge Visible.  And save.  Resize and make 
       into a tube. 

And there you have it!  Your own Merry Christmas Bear.

If you have any questions about this tutorial or comments, 

please email me.

 
 
 

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©  Dragon's Breath (aka The Dragon Lord), 2003,  November 25, 2002.  This tutorial and the Bear graphics, are 
      copyright to The Dragon Lord, 2002.  Please do not remove this tutorial from my site.  Share my url.