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Artwork by Jonathon Earl Bowser


This tutorial created August 22, 2002 and is the sole property of Bubbles' PSP. Please do not remove tutorial or any part of tutorial from my site unless you have permission to do so. PSP groups, please feel free to use my tutorials for your groups; I just ask that you don't send the tutorials through yahoogroups or email; please share the link to the tutorial only.


For this tutorial you will need:

PAINT SHOP PRO (Trial Version)

XAOS TOOLS

FM TILE TOOLS (Demo Version) (NOTE: I'm not sure which filters you get with the demo version of FM TILE TOOLS; the ones you will need are Bricks and Collage-Circular.)

You will also need an image of your choice, or you may get the image I am using here. The artwork that I am using for this tutorial is by the artist Jonathon Earl Bowser. I wish to thank Mr. Bowser for giving me permission to use his lovely artwork in my tutorials. You can pay Mr. Bowser's site a visit by clicking on the banner at the bottom of the page.

You will also need a goldfill pattern; if you wish to use the same one I am using, just click here. This goldfill pattern was made by Marlie for one of her tutorials; I loved it so much I decided to use it on my framing tutorial. Thank you so much Marlie for allowing me to use your goldfill pattern. Please pay Marlie a visit at her site; she has some beautiful framing tutorials.

You will also need the mask that I am using; just click here to download the mask.


Alright, let's get started!!

1. Open your image in PSP; Shift+D to make a copy of your graphic; close the original as we will be working with our copy.

2. Set your foreground styles box to your goldfill pattern and your background styles box is set to the color white (#FFFFFF). Layers/New Raster Layer. Click on your floodfill tool and floodfill your new layer with your goldfill pattern.

3. Masks/New/From Image/Mask9; invert mask is checked.

4. Masks/Delete. Mask merged into current layer? YES. Selections/Select All. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow using these settings: Opacity 68; Blur 13.6; Vertical 2; Horizontal 2. Selections/Select None.

5. Layers/Merge/Merge All (Flatten). Image/Add Borders 3 pixels symmetric checked. Grab your magic wand (tolerance 0 feather 0) and click on your white border to select. Floodfill with your goldfill pattern.

6. Selections/Invert. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using these settings: Opacity 75; Blur 23.8; Vertical 3; Horizontal 3. Repeat cutout changing the vertical and horizontal settings to -3. Selections/Select None.

7. Image/Add Borders 15 pixels symmetric checked. Click on your white border with the magic wand to select. Effects/PluginFilters/Xaos Tools/Terrazo2d7 using the Pinwheel effect. Do not deselect.

8. Effects/PluginFilters/FM Tile Tools/Collage-Circular using the settings shown below. Do not deselect.

9. Effects/FM Tile Tools/Bricks using the settings shown below. Do not deselect.

10. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using these settings: Opacity 65; Blur 21.3; Vertical 3; Horizontal 3. Repeat cutout changing the vertical and horizontal settings to -3. Effects/Sharpen/Sharpen. Selections/Select None.

11. Image/Add Borders 3 pixels symmetric checked. Grab your magic wand and click on your white border to select. Floodfill with your goldfill pattern. Selections/Select None.

12. Image/Add Borders 25 pixels symmetric checked. Click on your border with your magic wand to select. Effects/PluginFilters/FM Tile Tools/Collage-Circular using the settings shown below. Selections/Select None.

13. While holding down the shift key, use your magic wand to select the two white squares at each corner. After you have selected your corners, grab your dropper tool and run it across your graphic and select a color that you wish to use in your squares. Floodfill your selected corners with the color you chose from your graphic. I'm using color #313558.

14. Selections/Invert. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow using these settings: Opacity 65; Blur 2.5; Vertical 1; Horizontal 1. Repeat drop shadow using (-1) for the vertical and horizontal settings. Selections/Select None.

15. With your background set to white and your foreground set to your goldfill pattern, Image/Add Borders 3 pixels symmetric checked. Select your border with your magic wand and foloodfill with your goldfill pattern. Selections/Invert. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using these settings: Opacity 80; Blur 21.3; Vertical 3; Horizontal 3. Repeat cutout using -3 for the vertical and horizontal settings. Selections/Select None.

16. This step is optional; I wanted my framed image to be a little darker so I applied the next step. Colors/Adjust Brightness-Contrast using these settings: Brightness (-15); Contrast (0). Effects/Sharpen/Sharpen. That's it. Your frame is finished; apply corner dings if desired; resize your frame to desired size and then go to Effects/Sharpen/Sharpen.

Below is Sherry's results of the tutorial. Thank you Sherry for always being so willing to test my tutorials.








Center webset tile made from SmartlilMouse's Bright Stone Tile Bkg tutorial, which you can find here.