This tutorial created July 17, 2002 and is the sole property of Bubbles' PSP 2002. Please do not remove tutorial or any part of this tutorial from my site UNLESS you have permission to do so. PSP groups, feel free to use my tutorials for your groups; I just ask that you not send the tutorial itself through yahoogroups or the email; please share the url to the tutorial instead. Any similarity to any other tutorial is entirely a coincidence as this is the result of my idle time playing around in psp and with various filters. As always, I would love to hear from you and see your results if you tried out my tutorial. If you have any problems with this, or any of my tutorials, please email me and I''ll be more than happy to see if I can help you.
For this tutorial you will need:
PAINT SHOP PRO (Trial Version)
SUPER BLADE PRO (Optional)
FILTERS UNLIMITED (Trial Version)
SUPER BLADE PRO TWIST (Trial Version) Found under the download for Designer Sextet.
Corner dings (optional). You can find some great corner dings at House of Lime.
You will also need an image of your choice. The image that I'm using is by the very talented artist, Beverley Lu. It is entitled "Morning Stroll" and is being used by permission of Beverley Lu. If you haven't visited her site, then you are missing some beautiful artwork. Just click on Beverley's name above or on the banner below and it will take you to her site. Thank you so much Beverley for allowing me to use your artwork for my tutorials. I wish I had one of each of your pieces of artwork in my home; I love them all.
Alright, let's get started with our frame.
1. Open your image in PSP; Shift+D and make two (2) copies of your image. Close your original and minimize one of your copies of your graphic; we'll get to it in a little bit.
2. Set your selection tool to Ellipse, Feather 0 antialias checked; place your cursor in the center of your graphic (mine is 142,188) and draw an ellipse around the main part of your image. (see below)
3. Selections/Invert. Effects/PluginFilters/Kiwi's Oelfilter/Guck.mal using the default settings as shown below.
4. Effects/Artistic Effects/Brush Strokes using the settings shown below:
5. Effects/PluginFilters/Filters Unlimited/Texturize/Raw Canvas using these settings: Raw Structure 27; Stripe Structure 26. Do not deselect.
6. Selection/Invert. Selections/Float. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using these settings: Opacity 65; Blur 21.3; Vertical 2; Horizontal 2. Repeat cutout changing the vertical and horizontal settings to -2. Selections/Select None.
7. Set your background color to white (#FFFFFF); Image/Add Borders 3 pixels symmetric checked. Grab your magic wand (tolerance 0 feather 0) and click on your border to select. Apply your favorite Blade Pro preset or goldfill pattern. I'm using the holly gold preset from Dee's site. Selections/Invert. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using these settings: Opacity 70; Blur 17.5; Vertical 3; Horizontal 3. Repeat cutout changing the vertical and horizontal settings to -3. Selections/Select None.
8. Select your dropper tool and choose a color from your graphic to use on your frame. I'm using #203A35. Make this color your background color. Image/Add Borders 20 pixels symmetric checked. Grab your magic wand and click on your border to select. Effects/PluginFilters/Filters Unlimited/Texturize/Raw Canvas using same settings as before: Raw Structure 27; Stripe Structure 26. Selections/Select None.
9. Change your background color to white (#FFFFFF); Image/Add Borders 25 pixels symmetric checked. Click on your white border with your magic wand to select. Remember the graphic we minimized; bring it up and go to Edit/Copy; you can close it now as we need it no longer. Make your frame image active and go to Edit/Paste/Into Selection. Do not deselect.
10. Effects/PluginFilters/Artistic Effects/Brush Strokes using the same settings as before. Repeat Artistic Effects one more time. Do not deselect.
11. Effects/PluginFilters/Flaming Pear/Twist using the settings shown below. Do not deselect.
12. Effects/PluginFilters/Filters Unlimited/Texturize/Raw Canvas using same settings as before: Raw Structure 27; Stripe Structure 26. Selections/Invert. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using these settings: Opacity 65; Blur 17.3; Vertical 3; Horizontal 3. Repeat cutout changing the vertical and horizontal settings to -3. Do not deselect.
13. Selections/Invert. Once again, Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using the same settings you just used; repeat cutout changing the vertical and horizontal settings to -3. Selections/Select None.
14. With white still your background color, Image/Add Borders 3 pixels symmetric checked. With your magic wand, click on your white border to select. Apply your Blade Pro preset or goldfill pattern. Selections/Select None.
If you wish to add corners, proceed to the next step. If not, then, you are finished with your frame. Resize if necessary, remembering to go to Effects/Sharpen/Sharpen after you resize.
15. Layers/New Raster Layer. I used a corner brush size 95; applied my holly gold preset to the ding and a drop shadow using the following settings: Opacity 70; Blur 1.2; Vertical 1; Horizontal 1. Position your ding on your corner and then go to Layers/Duplicate; next to to Image/Mirror. Your ding will be on the opposite corner. Go to Layers/Duplicate again and then Image/Flip and your ding will be on the lower corner of your frame. Once more go to Layers/Duplicate and then Image/Mirror. You should have a ding on all four corners of your frame. Layers/Merge/Merge All (flatten). Resize if needed, remembering to go to Effects/Sharpen/Sharpen after you resize. Save in desired format and you are finished.
Here is Sherry's results of this tutorial. Isn't it beautiful!! Thank you so much Sherry for testing this tutorial for me and allowing me to use your results.
Jenni was another tester for this tutorial. Below you will find her results. She used an artwork entitled "Daisies and Bible" by Beverley Lu. Another beautiful result. Thank you so much Jenni for allowing me to use your results.
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İBubbles' PSP 2002. Artwork İBeverley Lu and is used with the author's permission.