Frame 2


This tutorial is in answer to a request from my friend Myra.
Thank You Myra for inspiring me.

©Doodles by LadyFox  10/24/06

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This tutorial was done with PSP9   
but could be done with other versions.

All of my tutorials are written following the steps I used to make my graphic.   
It is my hope that you will take what I provide 
and do your own thing with it. 

 

YOU WILL NEED

Paint Shop Pro -  Download a trial version 

 


 

An Image to frame - I have included the one I used flowers.jpg
corner-template.pspimage
Phone Pole.bmp - [Came with PSP7]
I have included several wood tiles in the .zip file they all came with PSP7.  Woodgrain was in the Textures folder and the others were Patterns



 

Basic knowledge of layers

Remember to SaveOften
STEPS - These are the steps I used.


Drag the arrow to mark your place

 

Lets Begin

Open Phone Pole and corner-template
Leave them open on your desktop for now

Open flowers.jpg
Type Shift+D to duplicate the image
Close the original
File/Save As: flowers-framed.pspimage

  Image/ Add Borders
Pixels
Color: #ff00ff
Size in pixels: 25
Symmetric: Checked
OK

Active Image: corner-template
Edit/ Copy [Ctrl+C]

Back to flowers-framed
Edit/ Paste/ Paste As new Layer [Ctrl+L]

Use the Move Tool [M] to move it into the top, left corner

Layers/ Duplicate
Image/ Mirror
Layers/ Merge/ Merge Down

Layers/ Duplicate
Image/ Flip
Layers/ Merge/ Merge Down
If your image is larger you might have to copy and paste part of the edges to cover any holes

Turn off this layer for now

Active Layer: Background

Selections/ Select All [Ctrl+A]
Selections/ Modify/ Contract
Number of pixels: 25
OK

Selections/ Invert [Ctrl+Shift+I]

New Raster Layer

Foreground Style: Pattern
Pattern: Phone Pole
Angle: 0
Scale: 100
OK

Flood Fill Tool [F]
Match Mode: None
Sample merged: NOT Checked
Blend Mode: Normal
Opacity: 100

Fill with the wood

New Raster Layer

Foreground Style: Pattern
Change Angle to: 90
OK

Flood Fill Tool [F]
Fill with the wood
[
Selections/ Select None [Ctrl+D]

I want to keep the long grain and remove the cross grain

Turn Raster 1 back on

Active Layer: Raster 1

Magic Wand Tool
Mode: Replace
Match Mode: RGB Value
Tolerance: 0
Sample merged: NOT Checked
Contiguous: Checked
Feather: 0
Anti-alias: NOT Checked

Click on the top blue strip
Hold down the Shift Key and click on the other blue strip

Turn off Raster 1

Active Layer: Raster 3
Tap the Del Key

There you go, the frame is mitered

Normally that is all I would do
However I like the way the bottom and right side look so want to make the
top and left side the same

Still on Raster 3
Layers/ Merge/ Merge Down

Active Layer: Raster 1
Turn it back on

Magic Wand
Select the top blue strip
Hold down the Shift Key and select the left red strip

Turn off Raster 1
Active Layer: Raster 2
Tap the Del Key

Layers/ Duplicate
Image/ Mirror
Image/ Flip
Layers/ Merge/ Merge Down

Magic Wand
Click inside the frame

New Raster Layer

Effects/ 3D Effects/ Cutout
Offsets: -2
Opacity: 45
Blur: 5
Color: Black
OK

New Raster Layer

Effects/ 3D Effects/ Cutout
Offsets: 3
Opacity: 75
Blur: 5
Color: Black
OK

 

©Doodles by LadyFox  10/24/06

If you have any questions or need help,  feel free to email me LadyFox

 

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