Click on your background layer. We don’t have to worry about adding a new raster layer since we’ve converted all our layers to raster.
Click on your preset shapes tool and this time choose the rectangle shape. All other options are the same as for your ellipse.
Starting at 134x147, draw a rectangle to 166x189.
Your top left node will be at 134x147, top right 166x147, bottom right, 166x189, and bottom left, 134x189.
We’ll need to add some nodes to our rectangle. Put your mouse in the center of your bottom line at 150x189 and add a node.
Add 2 more nodes at lines 153x189 and 147x189.

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Drag the center node up to 150x173. Add another node at about 149x175 and drag this up to 149x174.
Add another node at 150x175 and drag this up to line 151x174. Add a node at 148x182 and a node at 152x182.
Drag these nodes towards the center so they end up on lines, 149x182 and 151x182. As you can see, we’re making straight lines.

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Time to add some more nodes. One at 149x183 and 151x183.
We’re going to pull these to the center and overlap them at 150x183.
Now add two more nodes at 149x186 and 152x186. Do the same things with these two nodes by dragging them together at 150x186.

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Let’s add another node to the outside right leg at 166x183.
( I like to add my nodes as I go along so I’m sure I’m placing them in the right spot.)
Drag the bottom right node to the left and end up at 164x 189. Add a node at 165x187 and drag this to the right one pixel, 166x187.
Add one more node at 166x182 and move it over one pixel to 165x182.
We’ve almost got that right leg done. We just need to straighten out his leg so drag the top right node to the left one pixel.
Does yours look the same as mine?

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I won’t go into as much detail for the left leg since we’ll be doing the exact same editing and node adding only on the opposite side.
Add node at 134x183 Drag bottom left node to 136x189. Add node at 135x187, drag left one pixel.
Add node at 134x182, drag right one pixel. Move upper left node to right one pixel, 135x147.
Here’s what we should have.

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We’re almost done We just need to make a line from the top of his legs to the bottom of his tummy.
Don’t worry, this is easy. I hope you’ve been saving as we’re going along.
We’ll be adding three nodes along the top at 149x147, 150x147 and 151x147.
Drag the center node down to the top of your bear’s legs and overlap the node already there. You should be at 150x173. Now bring both of the top nodes to the center at 150x147, overlapping each other.
See, I told you that was easy.

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Since the legs are under our bear’s body, we really don’t have to worry about how the upper part of his legs looks, and if we have any extra pixels, we’ll get rid of them when we convert this to a raster layer.
I’m not really satisfied with my bear’s tummy so I’ll be doing a little erasing before I’m done.
If you want to finish making the legs look like they belong with the body, then drag those two center nodes down to 150x155.
Add a node at about 142x152, drag it down to 141x153. Make it asymmetrical. (Right click node type asymmetrical.)
Add a node at about 158x151, drag it to 159x153 and make it asymmetrical. This will give you a little bit of a curve but you may need to fix it up a bit by erasing or adding pixels.

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We’re all done vectoring so now would be a good time to save and copy your legs, body, and arms vector layers to your canvass with the resized bear’s head.
Copy and paste each layer as a new vector selection, remembering to add a raster layer in between each layer.
You really don’t have to add a raster layer inbetween your vector layers because each vector shape will take on it's own layer under your first vector layer,
but when I try and move my vectors, I end up moving everything and I haven't figure out how to prevent that from happening,
so this is why I take that extra step and put rasters in between all my vector layers.
If you know the proper way to edit or move your vector layers, then by all means eliminate the adding a raster step.
Oh, and could you tell me how you do it? I resized each vector layer about 64% but you can resize to what ever size you like. When you've done that, covert your layers to raster layers.
You’ll probably have to do some fixing up and perhaps adding a pixel or two.
You don’t always get the exact same shape when you resize but at least your edges are clear so they’ll give you a general idea of what your bear should look like.
If there’s an easier way to do this, I’d love to know.
If you haven’t done so yet, since I didn’t mention it, you can get rid of a lot of those extra blank raster layers. Just right click and delete layer.
Let’s get back to our bigger bear and do some fine tuning.


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