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Quilted Penguin Quilt

Finished Quilted Penguin Quilt

This is my first try at digital quiltmaking. With practice I feel sure the images will greatly approve, as will yours. ;o) I've mainly done this tutorial to give the basic idea and hope you'll take it from there and expound on the techniques.




If you'd like to find some fabrics to use in your quilt, here is a start

To successfully complete this tut, you will need the Texturizer Filter.

To be able to use this filter, you should create a Texture Folder in PSP5 so all your .psd files will be together.    When you find images you like, you need to re-save them as a .psd file in your texture folder.    I know .bmp & .tif files can be re-saved.   I'm not sure about any others. You'll have to experiment on your own.    You may find you need to reduce the size of the image.


  • Create a new image Create New Image
  • Width = 400 Height = 400 Background = White Image Type = 16 Million colors
I've started large enabling me to see details better. Later you can resize your image.

  • Add a new layer, Name it bkgd
  • Flood fill Flood Fill Tool with pattern you'd like
  • The only setting that matters is the opacity.
  • I used 50
  • I also rotated this layer so it would look better
(I did this on a new layer so I could easily change it at another time.)
Background Flood Filled with Pattern
 
 
co-ordinatesco-ordinates
penguin body
Color Palette
  • In your color palette:
  • Set Foreground color brown
  • R = 112, G = 76, B = 70
  • Background color yellow
  • R = 252, G = 252, B = 214
  • Create a new layer, Name it penguin body (my screen captures will show bear body instead of penguin)
  • Women's Perrogative, you know! ;o)
  • Using the Selection Tool: Selection Tool
  • Selection Type = ellipse Feather = 2 for smoother edges Antialias = checked
Begin at co-ordinates [200,250] drag cursor out to [110,150]
The co-ordinates need not be exact, they are just a guideline.

  • Flood Fill with brown
  • Match mode = n/a Tolerance = n/a Opacity = 100 Deselect
You could also fill with fabric (pattern fill), if desired.
We will texturize later.
 
 
  • Create a new layer, Name it left arm
  • Using Line Tool: Line Tool
  • Line Type = Bezier Width = 1 Antialias = checked
  • Draw line from coordinates
    [180,165] to [30,235]
  • Using mouse close to lower end drag line upward, and drag again nearer the end to shape.
  • Hide penguin body layer and draw line so both ends meets previous line.
  • Using mouse, shape line as you would like the arm to look.
You may have to zoom in to see what you are doing. Remember if you don't like the way it looks you can undo.
Dragging line upwardDragging line nearer end to shape arm
                drag line upward           drag again nearer the end to shape
Shows curvature of top portion of arm
curvature of top portion of arm
penguin body hidden showing complete arm
Line drawn so ends meet & shaped
 
 
Using deformation tool to shape and place arm
  • Flood Fill twice in arm selection just drawn
  • Fill Style = Solid ColorMatch mode = RGB Value Tolerance = 200 Opacity = 100
  • Click on Layer Visibilty Toggle Layer Visibility Toggle
    to make penguin body layer visible again.
  • Using the deformation tool Deformation Tool
  • Move & shape arm the way you want it to look.
Don't worry that it overlaps the body, we will take care of that in a bit.
 
 
  • Make penguin body active layer
  • Using magic wand
  • Select penguin body
  • Magic Wand Settings:
  • Match Mode = RGB Mode Feather = 0 Tolerance = 0
  • If complete body isn't selected, you may need to increase the tolerance
  • Selections || Modify || Contract = 3
Magic Wand selecting penguin body
 
 
Erasing a portion of penguin's arm that is covering the body
  • Activate left arm layer
  • Using the eraser tool
  • Eraser settings:
  • Paper texture = none Shape = round Size =20 Opacity = 100 Density = 100 Hardness & Step = n/a
  • Lower the opacity of penguin body layer
This enables you to see the portion of the arm that is on the body (particularly useful if you've used a different pattern)
Erase the portion of the arm that is covering the body. Having selected the penguin body you need not be careful erasing as it will only erase in the selected area. This procedure will leave a slight line to give the impression of a body separation.

Follow the same procedure to make the other arm, making sure to create a new layer. I named mine right arm.

 
 
  • Create new layer, Name it penguin body 2
  • Using the selection tool:
  • Selection Type = ellipse Feather = 6 Antialias = checked
  • Starting at appoximate co-ordinates [200,250]
  • Drag out to [155,150]
Elliptical Tummy
 
 
Flood Filled Tummy
  • Using Flood Fill Tool:
  • Fill Style = Solid color Match mode = n/a Tolerance = n/a Opacity =100
  • Right click to fill with pale yellow
 
 
  • Create new layer, Name it head
  • Using the Selection Tool:
  • Selection Type = Circle Feather = 2 Antialias = checked
  • Starting at appoximate co-ordinates [200,115]
  • Drag out to [135,50]
  • Using Flood Fill Tool:
  • Match mode = n/a Tolerance = n/a Opacity = 100
  • Click in selection to fill with brown color or fabric (pattern fill)
  • Deselect
  • We will texturize later.
penguin Head Flood Filled
 
 
Flood Filled Face
  • Create new layer, Name it head 2
  • Using the Selection Tool:
  • Selection Type = Circle Feather = 6 Antialias = checked
  • Starting at appoximate co-ordinates [200,130]
  • Drag out to [145,75]
  • Using Flood Fill Tool:
  • Match mode = n/a Tolerance = n/a Opacity = 100
  • Right click to fill with pale yellow
 
 
  • Create new layer, Name it ear left
  • Using the Selection Tool:
  • Selection Type = circle Feather = 2 Antialias = checked
  • Starting at appoximate co-ordinates [165,50]
  • Drag out to [145,30]

  • Flood Fill with brown color using same settings as before
  • Edit || Copy
  • Edit || Paste As New Layer
  • Move into place
  • Name that layer Ear right
  • Click on Layer Group Toggle Layer Group Toggle before being clicked on
    for ear right and ear left till both show # 1
  • (This enables you to move both ears at the same time)
  • Using mover tool, Mover Tool
  • Move ears down where you would like them.
  • Don't worry if are able to see them, we will be erasing them in the next step.
  • Making ears and using the layer group toggle to move them together
    Making ears and using the layer group toggle to move them together
     
     
    After Erasing Ears and untoggling ear layers
    • In layers palette, activate head layer
    • Using magic wand:
    • Match Mode = RGB Mode Feather = 0 Tolerance = 0
    • Select penguin head
    You may need to increase tolerance if the whole head is not selected
    • Selections || Modify || Contract = 3
    • Activate ear left layer
    • Erase the portion of the ear that is on the head
    • (It may help to lower the opacity of head layer enabling you to see where you need to erase.)
    • Using the eraser tool:
    • Paper texture = none Shape = round Size =20 Opacity = 100 Density = 100 Hardness & Step = n/a
    • Erase ears under head area.
    • Click on ear right layer and repeat the process
    • Untoggle ear layers so they both are at Layer Group Toggle before being clicked on again.
    • Deselect
     
     
    • Hide head 2, bear body 2, bkgd and background by Clicking on the Layer Visibility Toggle
    • In the layers palette, right click on one of the visible layers Merge || Merge visible
    • Drag merged layer between bear body 2 and bkgd
    Hiding Layers Using the Layer Visibility Toggle & Meringe Visible Layers
    Merged Layers dragged between bear body 2 and bkgd
     
     
    To Load A Texture

    Texture Loaded & Settings Played with

    • Using magic wand
    • Same settings as before
    • Select the penguin's body
    • Image || Plug In Filters || Texture || Texturizer
    • Click on the arrow for the drop down box where it says Texture
    • If you wish to apply a texture you have saved, click on Load Texture.
    • Locate your texture & select the texture you wish to apply.
    • Play with the relief slider, the light direction and the invert.
    • When you like the effect, click OK
    • Deselect

    If you want more texture, you can repeat the texturizing. The image shows the penguin body after the second texturizing.
     
     
    • Toggle Layer Visibilty to view head 2 & bear body 2
    • Hide merged, bkgd, & background layers.
    • Right click on a visible layer in your layers palette
    • Merge visible layers
    • Activate the new merged layer in your layers palette.
    • Using magic wand, same settings as before
    • Select inner body and Texturize if you wish.
    • Deselect
    If you desire you can also texturize the bkgd layer
    (I didn't for my quilt).
    Since it would be difficult to select the bkgd, hide the remaining layers and proceed to texturize. Bkgd layer need not be selected.
    Use Layer Visibility Toggle to view all layers
    Inner Body & Face Texturized
     
     
    Tie, eyes, nose & mouth
    • On top merged layer (or create new layer if you like)
    • Use line tool
    • Line Type = bezier width = 4 or higher
    • Foregound color of your choice
    • Make ribbon around neck
    • Line Tool
    • Line Type = normal width = 4 or higher
    • Make 2 lines diagonally downward as in tie strings from center of line around neck
    • Using shapes tool Shapes Tool
    • shape = circle style = filled outline width = 4 antialias = checked
    • Make circles at end of "strings"
    Following the same idea, use same shapes tool to make eyes. If you wish you can use the magic wand to select the first eye
    • Selections || Modify || Expand = 1
    • (I expanded slightly so both eyes would be the same size).
    • Edit || Copy
    • Edit || Paste as New Selection
    • Move into place.
    • Deselect
    Use the ellipse to make nose and bezier line tool to make mouth, if desired
     
     
    • Hide bkgd & background layers.
    • Merge visible
    • Use mover tool to move penguin up on the canvas
    • Change Foreground color back to brown.
    • Create new layer, Name it Feet
    • Use shapes tool
    • Shape = rectangle Syle = Outlined Outline Width = 4
    • Draw rectangle as shown
    • Open fabric that you wish to use to use
    • Flood Fill
    • Fill Style = pattern Match mode = RGB Value Tolerance = n/a Opacity = 100
    • Click on Options || Blend Mode = Normal
    • Under New pattern source select the pattern you wish to use.
    • Click OK
    • Click in selection to fill it with your fabric.
    • Edit || Copy
    • Edit || Paste As New Selection
    • Move into Place next to the one you just did (as shown in the next image), Deselect.
    Rectangular Foot
     
     
    Feet added
    My drawing leaves a lot to be desired.
    Now you have the techniques, I'm sure you'll do better. lol
    • Create New Layer, Name it Feet 2
    • Drag it below Feet in layers palette
    • Using shapes tool
    • Shape = Ellipse Leave other setting the same
    • I unchecked antialias here because the feet didn't seem to fill fully with color.
    • Draw an ellipse like the one in the image.
    If you wish two colors as in the screen capture, use the bezier line to draw and fill with solid color then fill remainder of foot with choice of pattern
  • Edit || Copy
  • Edit || Paste As New Selection
  • Move into place
  • If you want to move the feet all together: Merge both feet layers and you can move them using the mover tool or deform them using the deformation tool. If you wish to move the complete penguin, hide the bkgd & background, Merge visible layers
     
     
    • Change Background color to white
    • Activate Background layer in layers palette
    • (this puts new layer above it).
    • Create New layer, Name it border 1
    • To Increase canvas size:
    • Image || Canvas Size
    • New Width = 450 New Height = 450
    • Under Image Placement = put check marks in both boxes to center image
    • Using selection tool:
    • Selection Type = Square Don't worry about other settings.
    • Draw square to outline bkgd
    • Selections || Invert
    • This selects only the white area.
    • Flood fill using same settings with pattern or color of your choice.
    • You can then texturize if you wish, the same as you did the penguin's body.
      You can view this in the next image.
    • Deselect
    Border Area Selected
     
     
    Finished Quilt Repeat procedure to create the outer layer, but Increase the canvas size to 600
     
     
    There you have your very own quilt to keep you warm this winter! ;o)   Leave it full size or resize if you like.
    When I've resized, I've used Bilinear Resample and Unsharp Mask to my liking. HTH
     
     

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