Making a Flat Cutout for Second Life using Photoshop

Making a Flat Cutout for Second Life using Photoshop

Ever since I did the Flat Rodvik meme, I’ve had quite a few people ask me to do a tutorial on making a cutout in Second Life, so they can make some themselves. So here’s a quick video tutorial showing how I did it.

You can click over to youtube to watch it in full HD:

UPDATE: After I wrote this post, Nalates Urriah did an informative post with some helpful suggestions to make this process a lot more efficient. She has a link to a video tutorial in her post that shows how using the refine edge feature will improve your end result because it is a much better way of extracting subjects from backgrounds. She also has some tips on texture size and how to make it more efficient. Click over to her post for all the details: Flat Berry by Nalates Urriah

I also did a quick search and found a couple of other tutorials on the same topic that you guys might find informative:
> Making a Cut-Out in Second Life by Osprey Therian
> Creating a cutout in Gimp for SL by XoxKendiKxoX

I just made this Flat Berry for fun, to show you guys how to make it. I will NOT be putting it up on marketplace like I did with Flat Rodvik for two reasons:
1. Cuz I don’t trust you guys.
2. Cuz I don’t trust you guys. ๐Ÿ˜›

I may or may not send it to my inworld group. I’ll think about it! Anyhow, I hope the video was easy to follow. Let me know if you have any questions regarding this tutorial or requests for more.

ยป You can view all of my current tutorials on my tutorials page.

Skin Body: League Aria Golden -Special Edition -Chest C by Nena Janus
Skin Face: THESKINSHOP (22) (FACE) โ€˜Pussyโ€™ (bold) by TheShops
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Chilali – Browns01 by Truth Hawks
*Top: Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Color Crop[Berry]_S by Fashionboi Landar
*Jeans: Maitreya Flare Jeans (for flats) * S #5 by Onyx LeShelle
Shoes: 2-Real F-WINGS by 2REAL Okelli
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hands & Nails Appliers: League by Nena Janus


Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

13 thoughts on “Making a Flat Cutout for Second Life using Photoshop

  • August 16, 2013 at 12:35 am

    The look on your face… priceless! Must try this out thanks Berry!

  • August 16, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Hey Berry !
    Thank you so much for the tutorial, and the hue saturation tip of getting rid of greens from hair, OMG you are a life saver that used to take me ages i used to use the background eraser. And you don’t really have to upload the Alpha texture, secondlife inventory default library already has transparent alpha texture that you can use on any prim to make it invisible ๐Ÿ˜€ . Hope this can save someone those precious 10 lindens


  • August 16, 2013 at 12:51 am

    LOL thanks guys!

    Amber, thank YOU for that tip about the alpha texture in the library. Shows you how observant I am. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • August 16, 2013 at 1:04 am

    omg attack of the Berries!!!!

  • August 16, 2013 at 2:05 am

    lol you ARE pretty observant , its nothing ๐Ÿ˜€ ,

  • August 16, 2013 at 2:07 am

    I am so going to do this! Thanks Berry! <3

  • August 16, 2013 at 8:02 am

    You may not be putting a flat Berry on the marketplace… but you just more or less told us how to do it ourselves ๐Ÿ˜‰ Not to worry, I prefer 3D Berry.

  • August 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    yes! I agree with Amber, your tip for de-saturating the green is great! Sweet tutorial Berry, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • August 17, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Thanks you guys, I’m glad you guys like my tutorials! Lemme know if you want me to cover anything else. <3

    Yordie and Canary <3

  • February 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    IS the alpha texture also saved as a png file?

  • February 17, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    and how do I get a green background

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