Making Braids

©Doodles by LadyFox  12/09/2010

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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. 

 

YOU WILL NEED

Paint Shop Pro -  Download a trial version 
LF_head.pspimage [PSP7 format]
Knit tube - If you haven't already made it the tute is
Basic knowledge of vectors and layers  

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


Drag the arrow to mark your place

1.

Lets Begin

New Image: 300x400
File/Save As:braids.pspimage

2.

Making Braids

  Open LF_head.pspimage
Copy
Active Image: braids
Edit/ Paste/ Paste as new layer [Ctrl+L]
Close the head image

Colors I used
Foreground Color: #b99e21
Background Color: #e0c558


New Layer
Move below the head layer

Picture Tube Tool [I]
Select the knit tube we made
Scale: 50
Step: 20
Placement mode: continuous
Selection mode: Random

Draw two braids and color them as described above 

New Layer
Move below the braids layer

Preset Shape Tool [P]
Shape: Ellipse
Retain Style: NOT Checked
Anti-alias: Checked
Create as vector: NOT Checked
Line Style: +Solid
Width: 1

Draw a small narrow ellipse
Image/ Rotate/ Free Rotate
Direction: Right
Degrees: Free: Checked 90
All Layers: NOT Checked
OK

Move to the bottom of one braid
copy and paste for the second braid

I didn't want all the spaces in the center of the braid

On same layer
Paint Brush [B]
Brush: +Round 10
Default settings

Draw a line down the center of each braid
3.  Add Some Hair
   I used the Hair-tight curls and Animal Fur 2 brush settings that came with PSP 8
If you don't have them the settings are below

New Layer
Move to the top

Paint Brush [B]
Brush: Curl 
Animal Fur2 settings
Size: 22
Step: 32
Density: 100
rotation: 67
Opacity: 100
Blend Mode: Normal

Brush Variance [F11]
Color blend: 115
Rotation: 9
All Others: 0
Fade Rate: 32
Position jitter: 143 Scale: Checked
Impressions per step: 72


Add some hair at the top of the right braid
Layers/ Duplicate
Image/ Mirror
Move to the top of the other braid

Add some bangs

New Layer
Move to the top

Paint Brush [B]
Brush: Curl 
Hair - tight curl settings
Size: 22
Step: 101
Density: 100
Rotation: 67
Opacity: 100
Blend Mode: Normal

Brush Variance [F11]
Color blend: 115
Rotation: 64
All Others: 0
Fade Rate: 32
Position jitter: 143 Scale: Checked
Impressions per step: 72

Add remaining hair
 

 Click Here To Make The Frame  OR  Back To The Beginning

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  12/09/10

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

 

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