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Pixlr Tools

First, it is a good idea to make you familiar with all of the tools  you should use on pixlr.com. 


Paint Bucket- It looks like it sounds. It's very simple, actually.

Brush tool- It is a paint brush. You DO NOT use it for shading, mainly for tortoiseshells and tabby cats

Dodge Tool- You use this tool for highlights and shading. It looks like a large black ball on a stick.

Burn Tool- Use this for shading. It is next to the dodge tool and looks like a white glove

Blur Tool- It looks like a drop of water. You use it to blur tabby stripes, tortoiseshell markings, shading, and highlights

Sponge Tool-There are two settings for the sponge tool- saturate and desaturate. Desaturate dulls the color, and saturate brightens it.

Smudge Tool- It looks like a white glove pointing. Use it for tortoiseshells usually.

Ear Pink

File:Ear pink chart.PNG



Shading and Highlights.

File:TutorialCat1.png

Tabby Cats!!!

File:Tabby1.png

See these pages for more examples:

Dustpelt

Brambleclaw

Hawkfrost

Tigerstar

Millie

Tortoiseshells!!!

A lot of people think that tortoiseshells are the hardest to do. Actually, they're pretty easy! You just have to know how to do them! I will show you three variations.


Variation One: Tortoiseshell and White

File:Tortoiseshell1.png

Variation Two: Dark Tortoiseshell

This one is pretty tricky, but very similar to tortoiseshell.
File:Tortoiseshella.png

Variation Three: Tortoiseshell Classic (That's just what I call it)

I just love this one. It involves only two colors- gray and ginger. It is very similar to tortoiseshell and white, just with out the white.
File:Tortoiseshellv.png





See these pages for examples:

Spottedleaf

Olivenose

Mosspelt

Black and White Cats

Now I see why black cats are considered unlucky. The cats I've seen people have trouble with the most are black cats and white cats (we'll get to those in time). These cats are actually like any other color cats, you just need to know how to make them! White cats, though slightly harder than black ones, are also ones people have trouble with.


File:Blackandwhitetutorial.png



See these pages for more examples:

Brambleberry

Cloudtail

Whitewing

Whitestorm

Reedwhisker

Deadfoot

Darkstar

Mottled Cats

There are several ways to do mottled cats, but I will show you my two personal ways.


File:Mottle1.png
File:Mottledcat1.png

Shading Leaders

So far, you've learned basic shading on a warrior blank. Now it's time to move up, not just in rank, but in difficulty. It is hard learning different shading styles once you've grown used to one style, but soon, you'll be used to this one too. File:Leader Example.png


More examples:

Bluestar

Onestar

Firestar

Crookedstar

Heatherstar

Shading an Apprentice

Ah, apprentices. If you are reading this, you are probably one yourself! Now that we are doing non-current ranks as well as current ranks, you may need to know how to make an apprentice! Here;s how:


First, of course, color it in.

File:Apprentice Example.png

Next, put the dodge tool on size 50, and dodge the face. It should look like this:

File:Apprentice Example1.png

Now, dodge the shoulder and haunch like you would on a warrior.

File:Apprentice Example2.png

Now, dodge the front legs once in the middle.

File:Apprentice Example3.png

Next, put the BURN tool on 30, and go under the muzzle and down the chest.

File:Apprentice Example4.png

'Next, shade the midriff and haunch'.

File:Apprentice Example5.png

Now just add ear pink and you're through!

File:Apprentice Example6.png


More examples:

Troutpaw

Quickpaw

Swiftpaw


Shading Queens

Often, you will have to do a queen image because of rank change in books, such as Tawnypelt and Tallpoppy of ShadowClan. They are very easy to do, if you know how to do them right. Here, let me show you.


First, of course, fill in the blank.

File:Queen Example.png

Next, dodge her muzzle (brush size 50) like so:

File:Queen Example1.png

After that, dodge her shoulder a few times.

File:Queen Example2.png

When that's done, dodge around her belly. It should look somewhat like this:

Queen Example3

Now, dodge her haunch.

File:Queen Example4.png

Now, get the burn tool and set it on size 30. Go over her right ear and the bit of face below it, and then her neck.

File:Queen Example5.png

Next, shade her front leg (the one closest to us) and her underbelly.

File:Queen Example6.png

Now, shade the edge of her haunch, like you would on a warrior.

File:Queen Example7.png

Now just shade under the tail, add ear pink, and you're done!

File:Queen Example8.png


Note: For a long-haired queen, add highlights to the tail as well:

Queen Example Long


More Examples:

Poppyfrost

Daisy

Ferncloud

Silverstream


Shading Kittypets

Yay! First kittypet tutorial!


Since kittypet blanks just got approved, it is good to know how to shade them. I've just come up with a technique to shade them well. Here, I'll show you.



First, just fill it in.

File:Kittypet.png


Next, dodge the muzzle a few times, and then the forhead once.

File:Kittypet1.png

After that, go down the back.

File:Kittypet2.png

Next, dodge the shoulder and haunch.

File:Kittypet3.png

After that, get the burn tool on 30 and shade the back of the front leg, the edge of the haunch, the stomach area, and the bottom of the left (on our right) ear, the edge of the left side of the neck, and under the tail..

File:Kittypet4.png

Now, just add ear pink, fill in the nose, and you're done!

File:Kittypet5.png


Common Mistakes

Highlights and shading is where many users mess up. Here is an example of highlights that are too concentrated, and shading that meets the highlights directly- which should never happen.

File:Common Mistakes1.png

Other mistakes are commonly in ear pink. Colors should look natural, remember? Here is an ear pink disaster.

File:CommonMistakes2.png

See how the ear pink looks totally unnatural? It isn't blurred enough, touches the lineart, and blurs the lineart itself.

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