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This tutorial created May 3, 2002 and is the sole property of İBubbles' PSP 2002. Please do not remove or copy this tutorial to any other site UNLESS you have permission from me to do so. Feel free to LINK to any of my tutorials or print out for your own use. PSP groups, I have no problem with you using my tutorials for your groups; all I ask is that you not pass the tutorial itself through the email; please just share the url to my tutorials. Also, it would be great to hear what groups, if any, are using my tutorials. If you have any questions or need help with the tutorial, please do not hesitate to email me.

I would rate this tutorial in the intermediate area as it is dealing with filters and a mask. Also, I do not show some of the basic steps with screenshots in this tutorial.


For this tutorial you will need


Paint Shop Pro (Trial Version)

Cybia Screenworks

Filters Unlimited Note: Filters Unlimited is NOT a free plugin filter. You have to purchase this filter. It offers a download but you can only view the results of the filter and not apply it to your graphic. I used the Mirror/Scale and Kaleidoscope 2 filters from Filters Unlimited. You may already have these effects with some of your other filters and they may give the same results; I can't say for sure because I haven't tried them using outside of Filter Unlimited on this tutorial.

You will also need an image, the mask used for this tutorial , and the goldfill pattern. They are all included in a zip file for you here. Image used is the artwork of Jonathon Earl Bowser. If you use this image and include your framed image on your website, then you must take the banner that is provided for you at the bottom of the page and link it back to Mr. Bowser's site. If you haven't paid his site a visit, then you are truly missing some beautiful artwork..

I used a brush for my corner ding. It is an optional step; you may or may not want to add the ding to your corners. I have included it here. Save to your brushes folder in PSP.



Okay, let's get started!


1. Open your image, mask, and goldfill pattern in PSP. Minimize your mask and the goldfill pattern. Make a copy (Shift+D) of your graphic and close the original. We will be working on the copy of the graphic.

2. Layers/New Raster Layer. Change your foreground color box to patterns and select your goldfill pattern. Scale at 100% Angle 0. Select your floodfill bucket and fill your new layer with the goldfill pattern. Masks/New/From Image and select Frame11 as shown below.

3. Selections/From Mask. Masks/Delete. Merge into current layer? YES. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow using these settings: Opacity=100; Blur=0; Vertical=1; Horizontal=1. Effects/Sharpen/Sharpen. Selections/Select None.

4. Layers/Merge/Merge All (Flatten). Set your background color to white (#FFFFFF) and go to Image/Add Borders 5 pixels symmetric checked.

5. Grab your magic wand (tolerance 0 feather 0) and click on your white border to select. Switch to your floodfill bucket and floodfill your selected white border with your goldfill pattern. Selections/Invert. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using these settings: Opacity=65; Blur=15; Vertical=3; Horizontal=3. Repeat cutout only this time change the vertical and horizontal settings to -3. Selections/Select None.

6. With your background color still set to white (#FFFFFF), go to Image/Add Borders 30 pixels symmetric checked. With your magic wand (tolerance 0 feather 0), click on your white border to select. Floodfill with your goldfill pattern. Keep selected. Effects/Plug-inFilters/FiltersUnlimited/Tile & Mirror/Kaleidoscope2 using these settings: Divisions=48; Variations=192. Apply the Kaleidoscope filter once again using the same settings. Keep Selected.

7. Effects/PluginsFilters/FiltersUnlimited/Tile & Mirror/Mirrored & Scaled. Selections/Invert. Selections/Modify/Expand by 15. Selections/Invert. Effects/Artistic Effects/Brush Strokes using the settings shown below. Keep Selected.

8. Effects/PluginEffects/Screenworks/Light Gauze. Effects/Sharpen/Sharpen. Effects/3D Effects/Cutout using these settings: Opacity=65; Blur=15; Vertical=3 Horizontal=3. Repeat cutout but this time use -3 for vertical and horizontal settings. Selections/Select None.

9. With background color set to white (#FFFFFF), go to Image/Add Borders 5 pixels symmetric checked. With your magic wand (tolerance 0 feather 0), select your white border. Floodfill with your goldfill pattern. Selections/Select None.

10. If you want to add the corner dings to your framed image, continue on to the next step. If not, then you are finished with your framed image. Resize if necessary and remember to sharpen after each resize. Save your image and you are finished.

11. Layers/New Raster Layer. I used one of the brushes that is supplied in the zip for this tutorial. I can't remember where I got the corner brushes from; if you recognize it as being your creation, please let me know so I can give proper credit. Click on your airbrush tool; open your tool options box (just hit the letter 0) and then click on the little arrow by the paint brush icon. Select custom and a box will open up; from there select the brush you will be using. Once you have chosen your brush, insert the settings below for size, etc.

12. Please remember that these are just the steps that I personally use when I use brushes. This is not the only way and there may even be an easier way. Set your foreground color to your goldfill pattern that we used on the frame. Make your background null. Open a new image 300w x 300h. Once you have your airbrush settings ready and have picked out your brush, go to your new image, place your cursor in the center (150,150), and click your left mouse button two or three times. I added a drop shadow using these settings: Opacity=100; Blur=0; Vertical=1; Horizontal=1. Now, go to Edit/Copy, then go to your framed image that you just made and go to Edit/Paste As New Selection. Position your corner ding and then deselect.

13. Go to your layers palette and make sure that the corner ding layer is active. Right click on that layer and duplicate it. Then go to Image/Mirror. You will have a corner ding on your opposite corner now. Back to your layer palette, and right click on that layer and duplicate it. Then go to Image/Flip. Now one more time, back to the layer palette; duplicate that layer and then go to Image/Mirror. Layers/Merge All/Flatten. Resize if needed and remember to go to Effects/Sharpen/Sharpen after your resize. Save and your frame is complete.


Below is Sherry's results of the tutorial. Thank you Sherry for testing out my tutorial for me.














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