Header

Fairy Garden

This tutorial was written by Monti on March 16th 2007. 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
Animation Shop

The Following Colour Chart.
Left click and when it opens right click then save as, then open in PSP.

Colour Chart

Fairy Garden Colour Chart

Ok we are ready to start.

REMEMBER TO SAVE OFTEN

You can drag this arrow down the page with you to keep your place in the tut.
Script provided by Dynamic Drive.

Step 1: - Outline

We will be starting with the mushroom on the left. The outline below has been resized a lot so you can see it clearly.
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 1 on the outline colour chart (#611A20) and start at the top of your mushroom.
Change the colours as you go. The mushroom head is Colour 1 (#611A20) - the stem, spots and underneath are colour 3 (#A58B8A).

Open a new image 200 x 200 transparent and draw the outline below.

Mushroom 1

Once that outline is complete carry on with the second mushroom using the outline below.
The pink parts are the parts of the first outline we have already done.

Mushroom 2

Once that outline is complete carry on with the third mushroom using the outline below.
The pink parts are the parts of the first 2 outlines we have already done.

Mushroom 3
______________________________


Step 2 - Left Mushroom Fills

When the outline is complete select your magic wand with the following settings.

Mushroom Head

With your magic wand click inside the left mushroom head making sure you click inside both parts to select it all as shown below.

Mushroom Fill

Select colour 2 (#BA525B) 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 = 4
Shadow colour = Use your mushroom head outline.(#611A20)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 8%
Deselect.


Mushroom Stalk

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside the left mushroom stalk.
Fill with colour 4 (#E7DDDB) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 10
Shadow colour = Use your mushroom stalk outline.(#A58B8A)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 4%
Deselect.


Mushroom Under

Now for the underside of the left mushroom.
We are going to use the same cutout in each of the underside sections but we have to do them one at a time.
Zoom in close so you can select any stray pixels.

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside one of the underside sections.
Fill with colour 4 (#E7DDDB) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 4
Shadow colour = Use your mushroom stalk outline.(#A58B8A)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 4%
Deselect.

Repeat until ALL underside sections are filled.

Note:
We will do all the spots at the end.
______________________________


Step 3 - Right Mushroom Fills

Mushroom Head

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside the right mushroom head.
Fill with colour 2 (#BA525B) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 5
Shadow colour = Use your mushroom head outline.(#611A20)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 8%
Deselect.


Mushroom Stalk

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside the right mushroom stalk.
Fill with colour 4 (#E7DDDB) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 7
Shadow colour = Use your mushroom stalk outline.(#A58B8A)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 4%
Deselect.


Mushroom Under

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside the right mushroom underside.
Fill with colour 4 (#E7DDDB) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 4
Shadow colour = Use your mushroom stalk outline.(#A58B8A)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 4%
Deselect.
______________________________


Step 4 - Smaller Center Mushroom Fills

Mushroom Head

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside the center smaller mushrooms head.
Fill with colour 2 (#BA525B) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 4
Shadow colour = Use your mushroom head outline.(#611A20)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 8%
Deselect.


Mushroom Stalk

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside the right mushroom stalk.
Fill with colour 4 (#E7DDDB) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 5
Shadow colour = Use your mushroom stalk outline.(#A58B8A)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 4%
Deselect.
______________________________


Step 5 - Spots

Please refer to the image below when filling these in as rather than explaining which one we are filling I have numbered the main ones for you.

Mushroom Spots

Spots 1 - 5

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside Spot 1.
Fill with colour 5 (#FFFFFF - White) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 4
Shadow colour = Use your spot outline.(#A58B8A)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 2%
Deselect.

Repeat for Spots 2, 3, 4, and 5.


Spots 6 - 9

Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside Spot 6.
Fill with colour 5 (#FFFFFF - White) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 3
Shadow colour = Use your spot outline.(#A58B8A)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 2%
Deselect.

Repeat for Spots 6, 7, 8, and 9.


All Other Spots

We are going to use the same cutout in each of the other spots but we have to do them one at a time.
Select your magic wand with the same settings and click inside one of the spots.
Fill with colour 5 (#FFFFFF - White) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 2
Shadow colour = Use your spot outline.(#A58B8A)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
DO NOT Deselect.

Go to Add Noise - Uniform and Monochrome checked - 2%
Deselect.

Repeat until all spots are filled.

Save and minimize for now.
______________________________


Step 6 - Leaves

I am giving you instructions for 2 different kinds of leaves, choose which one you want to do or do both so you can use a combination of them.

Leaf 1

Select the brush tool with the same settings we used earlier but change the foreground to colour 6 (#384E38).
Open a new image 20 x 20 transparent and draw the outline below.

Leaf 1

When your outline is complete select your magic wand with the same settings we used earlier and click inside the leaf.
Fill with colour 7 (#6A806A) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 90
Blur = 3
Shadow colour = Use your Leaf outline.(#384E38))
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
Deselect.
______________________________


Leaf 2

Select the brush tool with the same settings we used earlier.
Open a new image 20 x 20 transparent and draw the outline below.

Leaf 2

When your outline is complete select your magic wand with the same settings we used earlier and click inside the leaf.
Fill with colour 7 (#6A806A) on your colour chart.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
Vertical= 0
Horizontal= 0
Opacity = 90
Blur = 3
Shadow colour = Use your leaf outline.(#384E38)
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
Deselect.
______________________________


Get Creative

Copy and paste each leaves as a new layer on top of the mushrooms.
Duplicate it and mirror and flip some of the layers so your leaves are in different positions.
Arrange them around the bottom of the mushrooms.
Use my tag as a guide if you wish.

Save as a psp file so you can add your fairies to it later.

 HOME


This webset is NOT linkware and was designed exclusively for Monti's Pixel Playground.
DO NOT remove anything on this page without express permission from Monti 2006-2011