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For this tutorial you will need:

PSP 7 - Download a trial version.
Blade Pro - Download a trial version.
Tutorial Zip

Unzip peacock.zip and inside you will find:

Gold_Shiny.q9q & Marina.q9q - put into your Blade Pro enviroments & textures folder.
pcblue.jpg, pcyellow.jpg, pcred.jpg and pcgreen.jpg - open these in PSP and minimize them for later.
Selections folder - put this on your desktop or somewhere easy to find.

Open a new image 500 x 500 and these settings:

Add a new layer.  Name it Black and flood fill it with black.

Add a new layer.  Name it Body.

Selections > Load from disk... > find the folder with the selections in it and choose the body selection.

Flood fill with white.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Flaming Pear > Blade Pro > apply the Marina preset.

Selections > Select none.

You should have this:


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Add a new layer.  Name it Beak.

Selections > Load from disk.. > find the folder with the selections in it and choose the beak selection.

Flood fill with white.

Effects > Plug-in Filters > Flaming Pear > Blade Pro > apply the Shiny Gold preset.

Selections > Select none.

You should have this:


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Add a new layer.  Name it Eye.

Choose the brush tool with these settings:

Using black, place a dot on his head.

You should have this:


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Turn off Layer 1 and Black layer >Layers > Merge > Merge Visible.

Rename the merged layer Body.

Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow > use these settings:

Drop Shadow again and use these settings: