Sara Moon

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Sara Moon

Tutorial By Marleschka

This tutorial was made in PSP 8.1 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial you will need 2 pics, a close up and 1 full sized pic and a brush and you can get the ones I used Here. Of course if you wish to use your own then please do. For copyright issues with using Sara Moon artwork please go Here

If you would like to see more Sara Moon pics then go Here, Put the Brushes in your brush folder. Bring up your pics in PSP and resize your smaller pic to 450 in height.
This is a long tutorial.


( 1 ) Open a new 450 x 450 transparent Image and floodfill with white. Choose a light and dark color from your pic. I used Foreground on #3A3031 and Background on #B7A5A1.


( 2 ) New layer. With your foreground on your dark color and background on nul, take your preset shape tool. Have it set on rectangle and width size 4, vector and antilias checked, draw out a square about three quarters the size of your canvas. Object align, horizontal center in canvas. Convert to raster layer.


( 3 ) Duplicate this layer then go to Image resize and resize by 80% with all layers unchecked. Image rotate, free rotate and rotate by 45 deg. Doesn’t matter which way.


( 4 )Duplicate this layer and do the same as in step3


( 5 ) Close your background layer and merge your boxes visible. Name this layer boxes.


( 6 ) Make sure you are on your boxes layer. Take your magic wand with these settings, Mode Add Shift and select around the very outside of the boxes. Selections modify and expand by 2.


( 7 ) New layer and drag this underneath the boxes layer, flood fill with your dark color, Keep Selected.


( 8 ) New Layer. Now with your foreground color on your light color take your brush and find the one you are going to use. No particular size, and stamp around this selection. Selections select none.


( 9 ) Close your background layer and the boxes layer and merge visible. Name it if you wish but there is no need.


( 10 ) Back to your boxes layer and select the next box and also the little triangles to the side of it. Selections modify, expand by 3.Sara Moon


( 11 ) New layer, drag it under your boxes layer and floodfill with your light color. Keep Selected.


( 12 ) New layer and with your foreground on your dark color stamp your brush around the selection. Selections select none.


( 13 ) Repeat step 9 but also close off the first merged layer and then merge visible.


( 14 ) Back to your boxes again and select the next box and also the little triangles to the side. Selections expand by 3.


( 15 ) New Layer and drag it under your boxes layer. Floodfill this time with your dark color. Keep Selected.


( 16 ) New layer and with your foreground color on your light color stamp your brush around the selection. Selections select none.


( 17 ) Repeat step 9 but also close off your 2 merged layers and then merge visible.


( 18 ) Back to your boxes layer and select the middle box. Selections modify by 2.


( 19 ) New layer and drag it under your boxes layer.


( 20 ) Take your close up pic and copy and then paste it into your selection. Selections select none.


( 21 ) Close off your background layer and merge visible. Keep this Image on your screen, we are now going to add to it on Page 2