Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Butterfly Tutorial Lesson 3

After creating a new layer, I used the eye dropper tool to sample the blue on the photo and set it as the color for my paintbrush. I could use any color I wanted and will vary them as you will see, but I wanted to start with the natural colors of the original.
I zoomed to about 100-200% so that one wing fit my page. Again, with brush set to about 10-12 pixels; I filled in the area with the blue. I am starting with the largest area of color. This layer is quite a bit of work, but it makes succeeding layers easier. Again, I can use my eraser tool to clean up the edges and by placing this layer beneath the outline, I get the image you see here.

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