Gimp Lady Bug Tutorial. Part 2

Step 5

 1. Open “BugBodyBase” layer and close all the rest.

 2. Tool Box – click on the Foreground colro window and set HTML notation to 303646. It will be sort of bluish – gray.

 3. Tool Box – Select Select by color Tool.

 4. Layers Dialog Box make sure layer “ BugBodyBase” is selected.

 5. Canvas – left click on the black color of the Bug.

 6. Select by color tool will select the shape on the canvas.

 7. Fill selection with bucket select tool.

 8. We are going to repeat same step for other layers. Yes I know we could of started out by using this 303646 color but we did not :) So we shall recolor parts now!

 9. Layers Dialog Box - hide layer “BugBodyBase”

 10. Layers Dialog Box – unhide layer “BugMidBodyBase”

 11. Tool Box – select – Select By Color Tool.

 12. Canvas – touch black color of the “BugMidBodyBase” andonce selection been made, fill with 303646 color using bucket fill tool.

 13. Repeat same recoloring step from the “BugHeadBase”

 14. Open layer “BugBodyBase” All the others can stay closed.

 15. Tool Box – select - Select By Color Tool

 16. Canvas – Touch inside of the shape so Select By Color can do it's job.

 17. With that done – Unhide “BugMidBodyBase” layer.

 18. Layers Dialog Box – Select “BugMidBodyBase” layer

 19. Toll Box – Click on – Select By Color Tool again.

 20. Tool Options – for the Mode – Choose – Subtract from Current selection.

 21. Or hold down CRTL key while clicking on the “BugMidBodyBase” color.

 22. Once we subtrackted from the previous selection, hide “BugMidBodyBase” layer again.

 23. Layers Dialog Box – make sure “BugBodyBase” layer is selcted.

 24. Above canvas – Select – Invert.

 25. Hit delete key on the keyboard. We should have shape that suits our needs in a better manner.

 26. Above canvas – Select – None

 Here is the picture:

Step 6

  1. Layers Dialog Box – Right click on the “BugBodyBase” layer – drop down menu – choose duplicate layer.

 2. By default Gimp will name duplicated layer to BugBodyBase copy” so we leave it at that.

 3. Layers Dialog Box – layer “BugBodyBase copy” selected.

 4. Tool Box – set Foreground color to aa1c00

 5. Tool Box – select Select By Color Tool.

 6. Canvas – select the shape.

 7. Once selection been made fill it with the aa1c00 color using Bucket Fill Tool.

 8. Above canvas – Select – None.

 9. Layers Dialog Box – unhide layer “BugMidBodyBase”

 Now we need some dots!

 10. Layers Dialog Box – layer “BugBodyBase copy” selected.

 11. Tool Box – select – Ellipse select Tool.

 12. Canvas – Select an area on the shape to create a circle.

 13. Once selection been made – hit delete key on the keyboard.

 14. Repeat this step to create few dots.

 The 50% Horizontal guide line will help to make your dots even. Upon deleting circles we should see the “BugBodyBase” layer showing through.

 Something like this:

 15. Layers Dialog Box – create new layer. Layer – New. Bu default Gimp will name it “layer 1” so we leave it at that.

 16. Newly created layer “layer 1” should be above layer “BugBodyBase copy” If it is not, at the bottom of the Layers Dialog box there are two up and down arrows. By clickin on up or down one, we can restack layers in the Layers Dialog Box.

 17. Layers Dialog Box – Select layer “BugBodyBase”

 18. Tool Box – Set Foreground color to white - ffffff

 19. Tool Box – select – Select By Color Tool.

 20. Canvas – touch shape of the “BugBodyBase” the gray one.

 21. Layers Dialog Box – select layer “layer 1”

 22. Canvas – Once selection been made, fill with Bucket Fill tool the selection with white color.

 23. Above canvas – Select – Shrink. Pop up – Shrink selection by: set it to 2px.

 24. Once selction shrunk – hit delete key on your keyboard.

 25. Layers Dialog Box – Layer “layer 1” selected, from layer mode selector chose – Overlay.

 26. Above canvas – Select – None.

 27. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 1” selected go to Filters- Blur - Gaussian Blur. Pop Up – Set Both Horizontal and Vertical blur radius to 5.

 28. We should have slightly lighter edges on the bug body.

 29. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 1” selected – right click – Duplicate layer.

 30. Gimp will name newly duplicated layer to “layer 2” so we let it be.

 31. Make sure “layer 2” is set to Mode – Overlay.

 32. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 1” selected – Right click and choose Merge Down onto layer “BugBodyBase copy”

 33. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 1” selected – right click and choose Merge Down onto layer “BugBodyBase copy” layer.

 34. Layers Dialog Box – layer “BugBodyBase copy” selected – right click on it snd chose merge down onto layer “BugBodyBase” layer.

 By now we should have something like this:


Step 7

 1. Layers Dialog Box – unhide layer “BugMidBodyBase”

 2. We need to delete the sharp edges of the mid body.

 3. Tool Box – select – Rectangle select tool.

 4. Canvas – Delete sharp edges that were left over from our previous circle/delete steps.

 Something like this:

 5. At this point we can delete our guide lines. Image – Guides – Remove all Guides.

 6. But! Let's put back guides by % showing us center of our canvas. We could of removed guide lines one at time leaving the 50% Horizontal and Vertical ones but :) either way it works. To rid of guide lines one at a time, silky on the ruler then grab guide and drag it off canvas.

 7. Image – Guides – New Guide by (percent) Set 50% for Vertical guide.

 8. Repeat same step for Horizontal.

 9. Next we are going to add some more color to the bug!

 10. Create New layer above “BugBodyBase” layer. It should be under “BugMidBodyBase” layer but above BugBodyBase”

 11. And Gimp will auto name to to “layer 1” so we leave it at that.

 12. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 1” selected.

 13. With Ellipse select took select an elipse on that layer and fill with db9817 color.

 Something like this:

 14. Using Ellipse select tool Delete good chunk of the newly created dot.

 Something like this:

  15. Above canvas – Select – None.

 16. Create new layer above layer “layer 1”

 17. Gimp will name it “layer 2” so we leave it at that.

 18. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 1” selected.

 19. Tool Box – select Select By Color Tool.

 20. Touch yellow color to select it.

 21. Layers Dialog Box – select layer “layer 2”

 22. Tool Box – Set Foreground color to white – ffffff.

 23. Fill selection with white color using Bucket Fill tool.

 24. Above canvas – Select – Shrink. Pop Up – Set Shrink By – 1px.

 25. Hit delete key to delete center.

 26. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer 2” selected, set layer Mode to Overlay.

 27. Layers Dialog Box – layer “Layer 2” selected – Above canvas – Filters Blur – Gaussian Blur. Pop Up – Set Both Horizontal and Vertical blur radius to 2px.

 28. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 2” selected – Right click on it - from Drop Down – Merge down onto layer “layer 1”

 29. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 1” selected – Right click – from Drop Down – Merge Down onto layer “BugBodyBase” layer.

 30. Create new layer above layer “BugMidBodyBase”

 31. Gimp will name it to “layer 1” again. So we shall leave it at that.

 32. Hope you been saving your work. If not, well it's a good time to do so. And I am going to let coffee machine drip some coffee for me!

 33. Next we are going to draw our next shape. Use Free select tool to do so.

 34. Fill selection with db9817 color.

 We should have something looking like this:

 35. Create new layer above “layer 1” Gimp will name it to “layer 2”

 36. Set Foreground color back to white.

 37. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 2” selected – Fill Selection with white color.

 38. Above canvas – Select – Shrink. Pop Up – Set Shrink Selection by – 1px.

 39. Once selection been shrunk, delete center by using delete key on your keyboard.

 40. Above canvas – Select – None.

 41. Layers Dialog Box – Layer “layer 2” selected. Set layer Mode to Overlay.

 42. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 2” selected – Above canvas – Filters – Blur – Gaussian Blur, Pop Up – Set Both Horizontal and Vertical blur radius to 2px.

 43. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 2” selected – right click on it – Drop Down – choose Merge Down onto layer “layer 1”

 44. Layers Dialog Box – Duplicate “layer 1”

 45. Gimp will name newly duplicated layer to “layer 2”

 46. Layers Dialog Box – layer “layer 1” selected.

 47. Tool Box – Select Flip Tool.

 48. Toop Options for Flip Tool – Vertical – Checked.

 49. ON canvas – Touch layer “layer 2” You will see it will flip. And hence our lady bug is pretty much simmetrical the yellow shape should be exactly on the opposite side of the first created one.

 50. Layers Dialog Box – Merge “layer 2” onto “layer 1”

 We should have something like this:

Okay! We are closer to the end! My coffee is ready so I go get it. Save your work!!!

To continue with the tutorial please see Lady Bug Tutorial Part 3.

 

 

 

 

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