Scrappy Lamb

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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to use a mask.  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 X3, 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.  Open up the scrap background of your choice.

2.  In the Materials palette, set the foreground to pattern.

Choose your scrap background as your pattern, angle = 0, scale = 100

3.  Choose the selection tool, set it to circle.

4.  Open New, transparent image, size 100 x 100

5.  Start cursor in the center and drag out a circle selection.  Fill the selection with the scrap pattern you chose.

6.  Selections > Select None

7.  Effects > Distortion > Twirl.  Degree = 720

8.  Choose the warp brush

9.  Set the Warp Mode to push and size to about 40 - 45

10.  Slightly nudge the pattern to deform it.  I dragged it in these four places, just enough to make it not a circle anymore

11.  Effects >3D Effects > Drop Shadow.  Vertical and Horizontal = 1, Opacity = 50, Blur = 2, Color = Black

12.  Edit > Copy

13.  Open New transparent image, size 800 x 800 pizels.

14.  Edit > Paste > As New Layer

15.  Paste about 15 - 20 of those pattern pieces.  Then with the mover tool, arrange the pieces into a fluffy cloud or cotton ball like so:

16.  Right-click on one of the layers and choose Merge > Merge Visible

17.  Right-click on the merged layer and choose Duplicate.  Duplicate so that you have 4 layers.

18.  Use the mover tool to arrange the four layers into a larger cloud.  Use the Raster Deform tool to rotate layers as necessary for a better look.

19.  Choose the Rectangle SHAPE tool.  Foreground and Background set to black.  Draw a rectangle for the leg.  Drag one of the nodes up to round off the legs.

20.  Right-click on the shape layer, Choose Convert to Raster Layer

21.  Drag the layer underneath the cloud layers.

22.  Right-click on the rectangle layer and Duplicate 3 times.  Arrange so that the cloud layer now has four legs.

23.  Change the shape tool to the Ellips tool, and draw a small ellipse tool to make the tail.


24.  Rotate as necessary and move to fit it into place.  Right-click on the tail layer and choose Convert to Raster layer.

25.  On the other side of the cloud layer, draw a large ellipse shape for the head.  Then click on the Pen tool.  Hold the CTRL key down and drag the top left node down (the node will turn to a trapezoid shape)  This will shape the head to be more narrow like the nose.

26.  When you are happy with the placement of your pieces,  Layers > merge > merge Visible.

27.  Save this as a PNG.






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