My selection files. Place these in your PSP selections folder (or another location of your choice). You may download them here.
Step 1. Open a new image 300 x 300, background color of your choice.
Step 2. Add a new layer. Load "body" selection. Flood fill with #343530.
Step 3. For each of the following pieces, follow these steps:
The pieces to load, are:
Step 4. Move the "body" layer to the top.
Step 6. Add a new layer. Move it on top of the body layer. Load "redlines" selection. Flood fill with #F94C44.
Step 7. Add a new layer (on top of the last layer). Load "bluelines" from disk and flood fill with #5FACE0.
Step 8. Add a new layer. Move it on top of the head. Load "headlines" from disk. Flood fill with #343530.
Step 9. Add a new layer. With the selection tool, draw a small circle, flood fill with #343530 for the eye. Make another one.
Step 10. Now the bug is basically done. You can leave it like this if you wish.
I decided to add an inner bevel to mine (all the pieces). If you want to do that, use these settings: the pillow bevel, width 3, smoothness 0, depth 1, ambience 0, color white, angle 315, intensity 50.
I also added some shading on the body (just spray some color with your airbrush and smooth it out with your smudge brush).
Finally, I lowered the opacity on the stripes layers just a bit. And that's it. When satisfied with your bug, hide the background and merge visible layers.
Hope this tutorial didn't make ya "buggy." lol (and groan).
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This tutorial was posted on November 8, 2003.
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