This tutorial was written by Monti on September 8th 2009. 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.
Left click and when it opens right click then save as, then open in PSP.
Of course you are free to use any colours you want.

Koala 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:

We will be be making the Koala shown below. The outlines below have been resized a lot so you can see them clearly.
I have done the outline in 2 parts, we will be starting with the top half of the Koala.
To make this easier I have numbered all pixels over 1.
Koala Outline

Open a new image 200 x 200 transparent.
Flood fill with white so you can see what you are working on. Delete this layer at the end.
Turn the grid on so you can see the single pixels by going to View - Grid - then View - Change Grid, Guide and Snap Properties. Under Current Image Settings change the Horizontal and Vertical grids to 1.
Add a new Raster Layer and name Outline.
Select the brush tool with the following settings.
Size = 1
Hardness, Opacity and Density = 100
Zoom in to about 800% - 1000%
Change colours as you go as indicated on the outline chart.
The main outline is colour 1 (#808080), the nose outline is colour 5 (#000000) and the inner ear outline is colour 3 (#F0D8A0) on your colour chart.
I find it easier to start at the highest point, in this case one of his ears. (You can move the image later using your move tool if you need to).

Set your foreground to colour 1 (#808080) on the colour chart and start drawing the Koala outline.

When you have completed that outline we will carry on with the outline below.
NOTE:
The parts shown in pink are the parts you have already drawn from the first outline.

Koala Outline

Step 2

When all of your outline is complete, select your magic wand with the following settings and click inside the left inner ear.

Add a new raster layer called Fill and move this beneath your outline layer in the layer palette.
Select colour 4 (#FEF5E0) on your Koala colour chart, click on the Fill layer to activate it and flood fill that selection.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
V + H = 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 6
Shadow colour = Use your inner ear outline. Colour 3 (#F0D8A0).
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
Deselect.

Repeat this for the right inner ear making sure that you fill on the Fill layer.

Step 3

Select your magic wand and making sure you are on the outline layer click inside the head area.
Select colour 2 (#C0C0C0) on your Koala colour chart and making sure you are on your fill layer flood fill that selection.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
V + H = 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 14
Shadow colour = Use your main outline. Colour 1 (#808080).
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise - Gaussian: Checked - Noise Amount: 4 - Monochrome: Checked.
Deselect.

Step 4

Select your magic wand and making sure you are on the outline layer click inside the body area.
Select colour 2 (#C0C0C0) on your Koala colour chart and making sure you are on your fill layer flood fill that selection.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
V + H = 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 15
Shadow colour = Use your main outline. Colour 1 (#808080).
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise - Gaussian: Checked - Noise Amount: 4 - Monochrome: Checked.
Do NOT Deselect.

Step 5 - Optional

Koala's have a creamy coloured belly so I added the folowing step to mine.
Activate your Brush tool and add a new raster layer to your koala.
Change your brush size to 26 and your Foreground to colour 4 (#FEF5E0).
Making sure you are on the new raster layer, touch the paintbrush to the canvas once in the position shown below.
Koala Belly

Go to Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 4
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise - Gaussian: Checked - Noise Amount: 4 - Monochrome: Checked.
Deselect.

Step 6

Select your magic wand and making sure you are on the outline layer click inside the left leg area.
Select colour 2 (#C0C0C0) on your Koala colour chart and making sure you are on your fill layer flood fill that selection.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
V + H = 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 14
Shadow colour = Use your main outline. Colour 1 (#808080).
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise - Gaussian: Checked - Noise Amount: 4 - Monochrome: Checked.
Deselect.

Repeat this for the right leg making sure that you fill on the Fill layer.

Step 7 - Nose

Select your magic wand and making sure you are on the outline layer click inside the top of the nose.
Select colour 6 (#404040) on your Koala colour chart and making sure you are on your fill layer flood fill that selection.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
V + H = 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 4
Shadow colour = Use your nose outline. Colour 5 (#000000).
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
Deselect.

Select your magic wand and making sure you are on the outline layer click inside the bottom of the nose.
Select colour 6 (#404040) on your Koala colour chart and making sure you are on your fill layer flood fill that selection.
Keep selected.
Selections float, Effects 3D effects, Cutout with the following settings
V + H = 0
Opacity = 100
Blur = 3
Shadow colour = Use your nose outline. Colour 5 (#000000).
Make sure fill interior with colour is UNchecked.
Deselect.

Delete the White layer.

Merge all visible and save as a psp file or a png.

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