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How to Make a Ladybug in Photoshop

    • 1). Open Adobe Photoshop. Click the "File" menu. Select "New." Enter "Ladybug" into the "Name" box. Type the dimensions for the graphic into the "Width" and "Height" boxes, such as "4" for each. Select "inches" for each drop-down menu and click the "OK" button.

    • 2). Click the "Ellipse Tool," the gray circle at the bottom of the "Tools" column. If the circle isn't showing, right-click a gray star, line or gray square and click "Ellipse Tool" from the fly-out menu.

    • 3). Click into the "Color" box at the top of the workspace. Select black and click "OK." Position the cursor on the bottom two-thirds of the "Ladybug" box, press and hold down the "Shift" key, click and drag the mouse to form the ladybug body. Release the "Shift" key.

    • 4). Click the "New Layer" icon, the square with the bent corner, on the bottom of the "Layers" palette. A new layer, called "Layer 1," is added to the palette. Draw two small circles at the top of the "Ladybug" box. These will form the ladybug's antennas.

    • 5). Right-click the "Ellipse Tool" and select "Line Tool" from the fly-out menu. Draw a line from each of the antenna balls to the ladybug body.

    • 6). Add another new layer to the "Layers" palette with the "New Layer" icon. Right-click the "Line Tool" and select "Custom Shape Tool." Pull down the "Shapes" menu at the top of the work area and select the heart shape. Click into the "Color" box and click red, then click "OK."

    • 7). Position the cursor on the ladybug's body. Click and drag to form the wingspan, stopping when you've reached the other side of the body.

    • 8). Add another layer to the "Layers" palette. Select the "Ellipse Tool" again and click black in the "Color" box. Press and hold down the "Shift" key, then drag the cursor to form the small dots on the ladybug's wings.

    • 9). Right-click any layer in the palette and select "Flatten Image." All the layers merge down into one. Click the "File" menu, select "Save As" and click the "Save" button.

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