[ Mr Owl (How to make an owl/a drawing? - Informative tutorial ]
[ PSP X5 tutorial - written by @nn ] - 2013

Mr Owl

::: Update: 27 October, 2019 16:24 :::


This lessen was written by Ann on January 5th 2012 in the Dutch version from PSP X5.

[ Copyrightę2012 - website: tdstudio - guestbook-] ----------------------

Any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence.
Lessons translated in English by Jille.
Lorna translates in French
Bhyma Web (Maria) translates in Spanish.
Marion translates in German.

Script made by Kelly, find website : http://www.kellyke.be/

TD-studio uses often tubes from Kitty & Annelies with permission.
find their group : http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/A-and-K-Tubes-Unlimited/

::: Degree of difficulty: Level 1 - items: 78 :::

  • Material: 7 zip maps

      • 8 brushes see map: 1_Brushes_Owl
        -- Extract into: C:\Users\yourname\Documents\My PSP-files\Brushes
      • 2 jpg files see map: 2_JPG-files_Owl
        Containing 1 pattern and 1 color palette
        -- open in your PSP progr. and minimize
      • 2 Picture tubes see map: 3_Picture_tube_owl
        -- Extract into: C:\Users\yourname\Documents\My PSP-files\Picture tubes
      • 1 pspframe see map: 5_Psp-frame_owl
        -- Extract into: C:\Users\yourname\Documents\My PSP-files\Picture frames
      • 2 pspimages see map: 6_PSPimages_Owl
        -- open in the PSP program
      • 1 Preset shape see map: 7_Preset shape_Owl
        Extract into: C:\Users\yourname\Documents\My PSP-files\Preset shapes


  • 5 Filters:
      • Mura's Meister - copies
      • EC 5 - Impact
      • EC5 - Textures
      • Unlimited 2.0
      • VanderLee - unplugged X

        Install filters.

  • Preparation

    We will often change our colors. Open the color palette @nn_120113_color-palette_MrOwl_tdstudio.jpg
    it will enable you to change the colors easily with the dropper tool.

    We do not need to use drop shadows because we will made a design, that doesn't need any depth

    This is an informative lesson. It is a challenge for you but also for me. It was my wish since long to prepare a lesson like this one. So here it comes.

    The lesson

  1. File - New - New Image :
  2. Activate this file: @nn_050113_bg_owl_tdstudio.pspimage
  3. Edit - Copy
  4. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  5. Effects - plugins - Mura's Meister - Copies:
  6. Effects - plugins - unlimited 2.0. - Paper Textures - Canvas Fine: standard settings
  7. Enter - Duplicate and minimize (this is our background) and continue with the original
  8. Layers - New raster layer
  9. Activate dropper tool and choose the green color #2e4c36 groen = foreground color
  10. Activate Selection tool - Custom selection with these values:

  11. Activate Flood fill tool and fill the selection with the green color
  12. Selections - deselect all
  13. Activate tool Mesh warp with these settings:
    If the tool Mesh warp can't be find in your tool palette act as follows:
    View - Adjust - Choose TOOLS (left window) and choose Mesh warp (on the right) , drag the icon out of the window and into your tool palette (see also lesson: Wayona)
    Make a landscape like this one or any other to your choice:
  14. Click any other tool to deactivate
  15. Effects - plugins - EC5: Textures - Weave - choose my preset - tab SETTINGS/USER SETTINGS:
  16. Layers - Duplicate
  17. Shift + G (gamma correction) --> all on 0.70 (to darken)
  18. Move tool: move to the right and to the bottom :
  19. Layers - Duplicate and move to the left (see example - they should touch):
    9 10
  20. Layers - Merge - Merge down and repeat, the two colors of the grass are merged, and your layer palette looks like this:
  21. Background color on yellow= #f8d773 geel and close the foreground color
  22. Activate Preset shape tool and choose SUN 3 (or any other sun)
    Draw a sun:
  23. Layers - Convert to raster layer
  24. Layers - Duplicate !!!!!!!!!! -->>obligated !!!
  25. Effects - plugins - VanderLee - Unplugged X:
    Color: White
    Pay attention : You will have to fill in the right X and Y position yourself. The sunbeams have to be in the middle of the sun
  26. Layers - Arrange - Move down
  27. Layer palette: Activate top layer
  28. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  29. Layers - Arrange - move down
    Layer palette: looks like this
  30. Layer palette: activate top layer
  31. Layers - New raster layer
  32. Activate Picture tube and select @nn_120113_wolken_owl_tdstudio
    Stamp the clouds here:
  33. Foreground colour = White and background color to pattern - select this file
    @nn_120113_PATR_leaves_Owl_tdstudio.jpg :
    Material palette looks like this:
  34. Activate Preset shape and select: (altemus.pspshape) - AltemusBordersFour-4
  35. Draw a leave :(draw it anywhere - we will move it later on)
  36. Layers - Convert to raster layer
  37. Layers - Duplicate
  38. Image - mirror (use script if you work with X4 or X5 )
  39. Image - Resize with 75%
  40. Move tool - join together :
  41. Layers - Merge - Merge down and move:
  42. Layers - Duplicate
  43. Image - Resize:
  44. Again - mirror the leaves and move :
    Tip: you could give a texture-->> for example:
    Plugin - unlimited 2.0. - Paper Textures - Canvas Fine or any other EC5 Texture.
  45. Minimize your work
  46. We will make an owl (I made this owl with different Preset shapes and made 8 brushes from it to explain better)
    I used following Preset shapes: (= 8 brushes):

    Preset shape Ellipse:

    Preset shape Sea star (for the legs)

    Preset shape AltemusBorderfour-9

    Preset shape AltemusBordersFour-T

    Preset shape AltemusBordersFour-X

    Activate this file:
    We will stamp the brushes on our example, like we do with a puzzle - give every brush a new layer
  47. Layers - New raster layer (you can consider to give each layer a name, beginning with the first: LEGS)
  48. Activate brush tool and choose the first brush: : @nn_120113_brush_Mr-Owl_001_tdstudio
    Settings are OK for all brushes .
    Choose a color in the color palette, I choose orange and stamp on the example:

  49. Layers - New raster layer
  50. Brush tool and choose my 2d brush: @nn_120113_brush_Mr-Owl_002_tdstudio, choose a color in the color palette.
    Stamp on the example:
  51. Layers - New raster layer
  52. Brush tool and choose my 3rd brush: @nn_120113_brush_Mr-Owl_003_tdstudio, choose a color in the color palette.
    Stamp upon the example:
    34 Layer palette: reduce the opacity to place the other brushes.
  53. Continue till you obtain this result (do not forget to restore the opacity to 100% when you are done)
    Tip: you can add some textures.
  54. Remove bottom layer (the example)
  55. Layers - Merge - Merge visible
  56. Layers - New raster layer
  57. Picture tube Tool - select the eyes: @nn_120113_Eyes_Owl_tdstudio (we saw them in the lesson: Lima)
  58. Stamp on the right place
  59. Layers - Merge - Merge visible
  60. Edit - Copy
  61. Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area (do not touch)
  62. Image - Resize with 55%, Resize all layers not checked
  63. Effects - Image Effects - Offset (obligated):

  64. Effects - plugins - Mura's Meister - copies:
  65. Effects - plugins - EC5 impact - Gradient Glow - choose my preset @nn_130113_Mr-Owl_EC5_GG_tdstudio.f1s - tab SETTINGS/USER
  66. We will continue to embellish our design: draw a dotted line
  67. Color Palette: choose a foreground color and close the background color
  68. Activate Pen Tool, line style to your choice, size 2, Vector checked
    Draw some lines at random:
  69. Layers - convert to raster layer
  70. Pen tool again - line style solid
    Draw a line (we will write the text on a vector line)
  71. Material palette: Switch your material: Foreground color = locked; background color = open with a color of your choice
  72. Activate Text tool with these settings and use a font of your choice
    Text tool: Put the text tool on the line(you will see the T with a little bow), write your text and click add
  73. Layer palette , we have to remove the line.
    Proceed as follows: click on the "+"
    Close the eye from the new path (=line), click on the "-"
  74. Layers - Convert to raster layer
    This is the result:
    INFO: you can replace the vector-line by a Circle, an ellipse, a rectangle.... and write your text upon it.
    vb1 vb2 vb3
  75. You are free to add birds and butterflies with the picture tube tool (standard picture tubes in the PSP program) but that is up to you, there is no obligation
  76. Are you satisfied with the result ?
  77. Image - Picture Frame - choose a frame, I took: corel_09_030.pspframe
  78. Save both your work and the background as a jpg. (Background was minimized earlier)
    I hope you enjoyed this lesson

    Hugs Ann
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