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What You Should Know First
You don’t need to use these, but they may come in handy.
- Tiki Head Paths .PSD (61KB)
- Wood Texture .JPG (349KB) (Thanks to cgtextures!)
- Eye Texture .PSD (248KB)
Part One: Create the Head
- Create a new file (File > New). Use the settings below.
- If you do not know how to use the Pen tool, I recommend you download the file #1 above and open it in Photoshop instead. Then skip the steps that involve drawing with the Pen tool (start with Step 8). I have provided the paths for you.
- Select the Pen tool.
- In the Control panel, click on the icon for Paths (not Shape layers).
- Use the Pen tool to draw an outline for your Tiki head.
- Stay on the same work path in the Paths panel, and draw openings for the eyes.
- In the Paths panel, double click on the words Work Path and rename the path head outline.
- In the Paths panel, click on the Load path as selection icon.
- Open your file with the wood texture (you can grab file #2 above). (Thanks to cgtextures!) I took a photo of plywood and fiddled with it a bunch in Photoshop.
- Select > All
- Edit > Copy
- Go back to your tiki file.
- Edit > Paste Into. This pastes your wood texture onto a new layer and uses your outline selection to create a layer mask.
- Rename the layer face (double-click on the words Layer 1 to make it editable).
- Click on the layer thumbnail which contains the wood texture.
- Save your file.