Flip Flops

This tutorial was requested by a very nice lady.
Unfortunately I accidentally deleted her email so I can't thank her properly.
Thank You dear lady for requesting the tutorial.

©Doodles by LadyFox  11/01/08

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This tutorial was done with PSP9   
but could be done with other versions.

All of my tutorials are written following the steps I used to make my graphic.   
It is my hope that you will take what I provide 
and do your own thing with it. 



Paint Shop Pro -  Download a trial version 
Basic knowledge of vectors and layers  

Remember to SaveOften
STEPS - These are the steps I used.

Drag the arrow to mark your place


Lets Begin

New Image   300x300
File/Save As: flipflop.pspimage



  Foreground Color: #808080
Background Color: #c0c0c0

New Vector Layer: foot

Ellipse Tool [Q]

Place an ellipse
50x65 to 151x278

Objects/ Convert to Path

Pen Tool [V]
Mode: Edit

Double click on any node to select them all
Right Click Node Type/ Cusp

Click the right node
Hold down the Shift Key
Click the left node
Tap the down arrow 18 times

Click on any blank area

Click the right node
Tap the left key 16 times

Click the left node
tap the right arrow 9 times

Add a new node at 66x117
Right click on the new node
Node Type/ Cusp

Hold down the Ctrl Key
Tap the left arrow 2 times
Release the Ctrl key
Tap the left arrow 5 times

Use the control arms shape the foot
3.  Strap
  New Vector Layer: strap

Ellipse Tool [Q]

Place an ellipse
81x92 to 90x180
Objects/ Convert to Path

Image/ Rotate/ Free Rotate
Direction: Right
Degrees: 15.00
All Layers: NOT Checked
Rotate single layer around canvas center: NOT Checked

Hold down the Ctrl Key
Tap the left arrow key 12 times

Pen Tool [V]
Mode: Edit

Click on the left middle node
Hold down the Shift Key
Click on the right middle node
Tap the left arrow key 12 times

Click on any blank space

Use the control arms shape the strap
If the edge needs smoothing,

Right click on the node
Node Type/ Smooth
This usually helps a lot

4. Strap 2
  Active Layer: strap
Layers/ Duplicate
Image/ Mirror

Object Selection Tool [O]
Move the strap into place
You might have to rotate it slightly also

If you want to see part of the edge of the foot
Duplicate the foot layer and move as we did on the strap

Still using the Object Selection Tool
Draw a rectangle around the entire shoe
Objects/ Group

Right Click/ Copy
New Vector Layer
Right Click/ Paste New Vector Selection [Ctrl+G]
Image/ Mirror

Layer Palette
Click the + sign next to Vector 1
Click the + sign next to Group 1
Click on the bottom foot layer
Move as we did before

You can now convert to raster, colorize and decorate as desired

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial



©Doodles by LadyFox  11/01/08

If you have any questions or need help,  feel free to email me LadyFox


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