Ragdolls
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OBJECTIVE: To become more comfortable with vectors and layers.
Tools Needed: Paint Shop Pro 7

Step 1
Open a new image, 400 X 400, 16 million colors, with transparent background.
In Styles, set your stroke (foreground) to null and fill (background) to #ECBE9D.

Click on preset shapes , then click on tool options
Check antialias, and create as vector.
(Don't worry about the line width.)

Draw a circle, then turn the graphic. To do this place your mouse on the second middle node. You should then see two arrowns going in opposite directions. Click and turn your head to an angle.
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Click on Layers/Convert to Raster. *SAVE*

Step 2
Go to Selections/Select All/Float, then Effects/3D Effects/Cutout.
Use these settings:
Vertical and Horizontal= 1, Opacity= 100, Blur= 26.8, and your shadow color set to #D87934

Selections/Select None. Then go to Effects/Noise/Add, set it to 4 and uniform.

Click on preset tools again, and then, go to the tool options, change the shape to a rectangle. Antialias checked and Create as Vector, line width doesn't matter.

Set your stroke to null, and your fill to white
Draw a rectangle.
*SAVE*

Step 3
Now place your mouse on the graphic, find the two curving arrows that are going in opposite directions. Click and turn your rectangle.

Click on your Object Selector
Right click on your graphic, from the drop down menu, select node edit. Add two nodes. To do this, hold down ctrl, and place over your graphic, where you want to add the node. a plus sign and add will show on your graphic, then, click.

Begin shaping your apron.

Add two more nodes, right click on the node, choose Node Type/Symetric, click on the node again. Choose Node Type/Cusp. Do this to both sides as you shape the apron.

Add as many nodes as needed to shape your apron.

When you are done shaping the apron

Go to Layers/Convert to Raster. *SAVE*

Step 4
Go to Selections/Select All/Float, then Select All/Invert. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow.
Use these settings:
Vertical= 0 and Horizontal= 0, Opacity= 80, Blur= 30, and your shadow color set to #C0C0C0

Selections/Select None. Then go to Effects/Noise/Add, set it to 4 and uniform.
Go to Layers/Arrange/Send to Bottom
Click on your Preset Shapes. Change your fill to a dress texture or texture of your choosing. A great place for fabric samples is here:
JoAnn Fabrics
Draw a rectangle.

Position your mouse on the second middle node, and turn your rectangle, then, move it into position.

Select your Object Selector, then, click on the graphic. Shape your arm.

When you are satisfied with your shape, go to Layer/Convert to Raster. *SAVE*

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