2. MAKE THE BEACH SCENE
Open a Transparent Raster Image - 600 x 500
Load #fee9c0 into your foreground box and #a7c1e4 into the background box
Click on the gradient in the foreground box and locate the foreground-background gradient
Set to Linear and Angle = 0: Repeats = 0: Invert is NOT TICKED (blue has to be at the top)
Flood fill the transparent image with the gradient
Activate the Freehand selection tool with the Mode on Replace and the Feather on 10
Select about half way down and draw across the image and all the way around the bottom, so that the bottom half of the image is selected
Add a New Raster Layer and Name it Sand
Flood Fill the selection with the Cream
Activate the Noise Icon - Gaussian Selected: Monochrome Ticked: Noise = 20:
Click OK & Deselect
Rename Raster 1 Sky
Activate the Sand layer
Add a New Group Layer and Name it Beach
The Sand Layer will be indented and part of the Beach Layer Group.
Bring up the Fence image - you have two to choose from, or you can use both is you wish
To drag the fence onto the image, you need to first be on one of the sub layers (we only have one - Sand) - So activate the Sand layer
Now drag the fence OR copy and Paste it as a New Layer onto your Beach scene
Resize it by 50% - resize all layers is NOT TICKED
You cannot shift this fence until you unlink it from the layer group, so click on the link/unlink icon at the top - see where the hand points below
You should now have a chain link on that layer - circled in RED above
You can also shift the layers while they are still linked with the Pick tool, but take care you grab it properly in the centre
or you will shift more than you intend to - this might take practice.
For this reason the move tool may be easier, so you will need to unlink each layer as you add it.
Try both of these methods and then choose which one you prefer
Shift your Fence to where you wish to place it - the images DO NOT have to be placed where mine are.
Don't forget you can mirror/flip them also for a different look.
Apply Drop Shadow
- Vertical = -3
- Horizontal = -3
- Opacity = 32
- Blur = 10
- Colour = Black
- Shadow on New Layer = Unticked
Add the Sandcastle and resize by 50% and sharpen (This is the only image that you have to use)
Move it to where you wish - somewhere towards the bottom or front of the scene and also off to one side - this will be needed here for later in the lesson
Now rename the above two layers - Fence and Sandcastle
Now continue to add psp images to your beach scene - you can choose any of the images from the selection I zipped up for you
(some are not suitable to use though - the frame and the boat as there is no water)
Some of the images are all on the same layer, so you will need to draw around them with your freehand selection tool first - make sure the feather is back on 0 first.
Also deselect before selecting another one from the same image.
You will most likely need to resize and sharpen most of the images - work out how much to make it look all in perspective.
The only ones I did not resize were the lighthouse and birds in the sky.
Add drop shadows to them and Rename the layers
Take a screenshot and Paste as a New Image - You're sending in another screenshot, this time of the layer palette
Crop it to include the Layer palette from the Beach Layer to as far you have in the your image
Save as:- YourName-Lesson36b
3. SAVE THE BEACH SCENE
Merge all Layers in your Beach scene - we are now saving the Beach scene
I have 2 samples below and I also ended doing something different and used it for the Locked Layers section
Save as:- YourName-Lesson36c
4. LOCKED LAYERS
Click on the Undo Icon so that all the layers are open again
Activate the Sandcastle layer
Activate the Paintbrush Tool - Size = 15: Opacity = 100
Left click on the RED swatch in the Lesson 36 Colour Palette you made to place it into the foreground box
Draw a Large RED X across your image with one of the lines going though the Sandcastle
(if you have your sandcastle right in the centre at the bottom you may need to shift it just for this part of the lesson)
Some parts of the X would be over the images and some parts would be behind the images.
As this layer's transparency is unlocked, you can draw or paint on any part of the layer.
Now click on the Lock at the top of the materials palette - the lock is now on the sandcastle layer and the transparency of that layer is now locked.
This means you can only paint over the images on that layer and NOT on the transparent areas.
Change the RED in the materials palette to GREEN and Draw across the sandcastle starting in the centre of the image and across sandcastle and part of the X
Now starting in the sky above the X, draw down over the X and the Sandcastle
You will have GREEN over the X and Sandcastle only
Merge all Layers
Save as:- YourName-Lesson36d
- Screenshot of Lesson 36 Colour Palette showing the 12 Colour Swatches
- Screenshot of Layer Palette showing Beach Layer and the group layers underneath
- Beach Image - YourName-Lesson36c
- Beach Image with the RED and GREEN X's through the Sandcastle
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