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Halloween Bear Tutorial

 

This tutorial was written for PSP 7. No outside filters where used for this tutorial. This tutorial assumes you have basic knowledge of layers and preset vector shapes;))

 

Lets Begin

 

Open a new  500 by 600, 16.7 million colors, transparent image. Go to layers , new raster layer and name this layer head. Your foreground (styles) color should be set on black and your background needs to be a light brown or a color you want your bear to be, I am using #BF896C.

 

 

Going to your preset shapes tool   Locate your ellipse shape with these settings
 

 

Now draw a circle for the bears head. Add a new layer name this layer ear. Using your preset shapes tool draw a smaller circle  for the bears ear, once you get your ear the way you want it go to edit, copy, edit paste as a new selection and place on the opposite side of the bears head. Open your layer palette and drag your ear layer below your head layer. this is what you should have;))
 

 

Add a new layer and name this layer inner ear, Change your background color to a light pink I am using #CE919E. We are going to use the same preset shape ellipse as before only this time we are going to draw even a smaller circle for the inner ear. Once you get your inner ear the way you want it go to edit copy, edit paste as a new selection and place this inner ear on the opposite side.

 

Once  again change your background color to a light brown, I am using #DAB596.  Open your layer palette and highlight your head layer then add a new layer and name this layer muzzle. Using your preset shapes tool   with the same settings as before, draw another small circle for his muzzle.
 

 

Open your layer palette up and place a red x on layer 1

 

 

You can merge visible these layers now by going to layers, merge visible and rename this layer head.

 

Add a new layer and name this layer nose. Again using your preset shapes tool  using the ellipse shape, only this time make sure create as vector is checked.

 

 

Change your background color to black, both your foreground (styles) color and your background color should be black. Now on your muzzle area, draw a small black circle for his nose. Then using your object selector tool   right click on the inside of your nose and go to node edit, We just want to pull the bottom node up to make his nose almost flat at the bottom like this

 

 

Once you have your nose the way you want it right click again and go to quite node editing, Then layers, convert to raster. Add yet one more layer and name this layer mouth, using your draw tool   with these settings

 

 

Draw a mouth shapes like  the image below.
 

 

Now open your layer palette and place a red x over your layer 1 and your head layer and go to layers merge visible and name this layer nose, this is what your layer palette should like now
 

 

Add a new raster layer and name this layer eyes, Using your air brush tool   with these settings
 

 

Spray two eyes just above your bears muzzle and nose like this

 

We are almost done with the bears head, Add a new raster layer , no need really to name this layer. While you are still using your airbrush tool, change your foreground color to a light beige/brown I am using #BF896C, Using the same settings on your airbrush tool spray some whiskers on both sides of the bears mouth like this

 

 

You are done with the bears head, You can chose to merge visible all layers at this point, I have left mine unmerged;0) Are you ready for the bears body?? If so lets move on to page 2.

 

Page 2

 

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