I am thrilled (and relieved) that my latest experiment worked so I thought I would share.
I'm currently working with a client that has asked for me to use my traditional felt style for their project. I was happy to say yes but realized due to the assignment, it would be best to provide the different elements separately so they can shift things around if necessary.
Now, I knew how to do this to some degree but I've never felt confident with it. But it turns out, working digitally this past year is helping now with traditional felt.
Here is the experiment:
The frog on the right is the copy.
I'm very pleased with the results.
Don't know if you're interested but this is how I did it:
Traced around the frog with the pen tool
Made the selection with a feather of 1 and "copied"
Added a drop shadow: