Tutorials - Serif Photoplus
Serif photoplus is a free program that you can use to make pixel dolls. It's not quite as advanced as Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop but it has layers, and you can use it to toolshade. Although I don't use that program anymore myself, I'm proud to be the first doller to have made tutorials for it. They were made with Photoplus version 5 but you should still be able to follow them in subsequent versions
You can download Serif Photoplus for FREE by going to the Free Serif Software website.
Learn the basic techniques for shading using the gaussian blur filter in Serif Photoplus.
Learn the basic techniques for shading using the brush and smudge tools in Serif Photoplus.
Learn to make folds using the smudge tool by creating this exotic East Indian dress.
Create cool-looking wings using the blur effects in Serif Photoplus.
Create an awesome plaid skirt. This technique works for other kinds of patterns too.
Learn the basic technique for tool-shading hair in Serif Photoplus.