Saturday, 25 October 2014

Pixel Roses

This tutorial was written by Monti on January 6th 2014. It's concept is copyrighted to Monti. Any creation you make from my ideas are yours. You may print out this tutorial for your own personal use, but please do not copy it in any way to put online, pass out or rewrite without my permission or worse yet attempt to claim as your own.

For this tutorial you will need 

Paint Shop Pro

The Following Colour Chart 
Save and open in PSP.
Ok we are ready to start.

REMEMBER TO SAVE OFTEN 

Step 1: Outline
We will be be making the Roses shown above. The outlines below have been resized a lot so you can see them clearly. 
We will be doing this slightly differently to my other tuts. 
We will start with the vase, then the roses and finally the leaves. 
To make this easier I have numbered all pixels over 1.
Open a new image 200 x 200 transparent. 
Add a new raster layer and name it Vase.
Select the brush tool with the following settings.
Size: 1 - Hardness, Opacity and Density: 100 
Zoom in to about 800% - 1000% 
Set your foreground to colour 1 on the outline colour chart (#D2BDAD) and start at the bottom of your canvas.
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Step 2: - Vase Fill
Add a new raster layer and name it Vase Fill. 
Click on the Vase layer to activate it. 
Select your magic wand with the following settings and click inside the Vase.
Click on the Vase Fill layer to activate it and select colour 2 (#EEE1DB) on your fill colour chart and flood fill this selection. 
Keep selected. 
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0
Opacity: 100
Blur: 12
Shadow colour: Use your vase outline (#D2BDAD)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked. 
DO NOT Deselect. 
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise - Gaussian: checked - Monochrome: checked - 3%.
Deselect
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Step 3: - Roses
Add a new raster layer and name it Roses. 
Use the counts below to draw your roses making sure you are on the Roses layer.
To make this easier I have numbered all pixels over 1.
Select the brush tool with the following settings.
Size: 1 - Hardness, Opacity and Density: 100 
Zoom in to about 800% - 1000% 
Set your foreground to colour 3 on the outline colour chart (#5D1018). We will start with the rose that goes over the vase outline.
I have lowered or hidden the vase layers so you can see the count more clearly.
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Step 4: - Roses - continued
I decided not to split the rest of the roses so placement is easier.
Because of this I can't load it onto this page so please click the small image below which will open the main count. Right click and save this and open in PSP. 
To help you keep count of what you have done you can add a new layer to the count in PSP and draw a line through the pixels you have drawn to keep your place. 
The lines and numbers in blue are the pixel spaces between the roses so you can place them properly.
The rose in pink is the one you have already placed.
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Step 5: - Roses Fill
Add a new raster layer and name it Roses Fill. 
Click on the Rose layer to activate it. 
Select your magic wand with the same settings we used earlier and click inside any one of the roses.
Make sure you zoom in and select ANY stray pixels if there are any.
Click on the Rose Fill layer to activate it and select colour 4 (#C6332F) on your colour chart and flood fill this selection. 
Keep selected. 
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0
Opacity: 100
Blur: 8
Shadow colour: Use your rose outline (#5D1018)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked. 
Deselect

Repeat for all the other roses, making sure you are on the Roses Fill layer when filling the selections.
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Step 6: - Stray Rose Fill
When you have filled all the obvious roses you may notice some more pixels with an unfilled area. 
Activate your Rose layer and using your magic wand on the same settings select this area as shown below.
Click on the Rose Fill layer to activate it and select colour 4 (#C6332F) on your colour chart and flood fill this selection. 
Keep selected. 
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0
Opacity: 100
Blur: 3
Shadow colour: Use your rose outline (#5D1018)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked. 
Deselect
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Step 7: - Leaves
Add a new raster layer and name it Leaves. 
Use the counts below to draw your Leaves making sure you are on the Leaves layer.
To make this easier I have numbered all pixels over 1.
I have hidden the Rose fill layer, the vase layers and lowered the opacity on the roses outline layer.

Take your time with this layer as it is going to be difficult. 
In fact, grab a drink and chill for a few minutes.

I decided not to split the leaves count so placement is easier.
Because of this I can't load it onto this page so please click the small image below which will open the main count. Right click and save this and open in PSP. 
To help you keep count of what you have done you can add a new layer to the count in PSP and draw a line through the pixels you have drawn to keep your place.
Select the brush tool with the following settings.
Size: 1 - Hardness, Opacity and Density: 100 
Zoom in to about 800% - 1000% 
Set your foreground to colour 5 on the outline colour chart (#1A3A15).
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Step 8: - Leaves Fill
When your outline is complete, hide all layers apart from your Leaves and Roses layers.
Make sure the Roses layer is at 100%.
Merge the Leaves and the Roses layer visible. Rename Leaves.
Unhide the Roses Fill layer.
Add a new raster layer and name it Leaves Fill. Move this down in the layer palette until it is below the Leaves layer. 
Click on the Leaves layer to activate it. 
Are you ready for this?

Zoom in a lot and select your magic wand with the same settings we used earlier and click EVERY leaf area. 
DO NOT panic if after filling you find you have missed a bit, just carry on with the tut and you can select and repeat the fill and cutout for that part afterwards.

Click on the Leaves Fill layer to activate it and select colour 6 (#57734A) on your colour chart and flood fill this selection. 
Keep selected. 
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0
Opacity: 100
Blur: 5
Shadow colour: Use your leaves outline.(#1A3A15)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked. 
DO NOT Deselect.
Repeat cutout.
Deselect.
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Unhide all layers, merge visible and save as a png.


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