Eyelet Lace Frame

The tubes I used in my frame are from Jazzl Updates


©Doodles by LadyFox  12/11/08

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This tutorial was done with PSP9   
but could be done with versions PSP8 or higher

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. 



Paint Shop Pro -  Download a trial version 
Hatch fine - If you don't have it
Plugin - Xero - Tekstya
MuRa's Meister/ Copies

Unfortunately MuRa has closed her website, however her terms allow sharing of her filters


Basic knowledge of vectors and layers  

Remember to SaveOften
STEPS - These are the steps I used.
This tutorial needs PSP8 or higher.

Drag the arrow to mark your place


Lets Begin

Hatch fine came with PSP9.  If you don't have it download it above.
Unzip and place in the texture folder

Open LF_lace-guide
[Shift+D] to open a copy to work on
Close the original
File/Save As: laceframe
Click on Options

Under Version click the drop down arrow and select your version of PSP

You will notice that the guide has several layers
Those are different guides we use at different times


 The Circles

  Active Layer: Raster 1
Flood Fill with white

Active Layer: scallop
New Vector Layer: frame

Foreground Color: #808080
Background Color: #c0c0c0

Ellipse Tool [Q]
Mode: Draw Circle
Show Nodes: Checked
Create On Vector: Checked
Line Style: +Solid
Width: 2.00
Anti-alias: Checked

Draw a circle
{60x60 to 640x640}

These settings for versions PSP9 and up

Objects/ Convert to Path

New Vector Layer

Background Color: #a6b07c
This makes it easier to see
Draw another circle

132x132 to 567x567

Objects/ Convert to Path
3.  Editing The Circles
  Turn on the center guide

Layer Palette
Click the + sign next to Vector 1
Click on New Ellipse

Pen Tool [V]
Mode: Edit

Double click on any node to select them all
Right Click/ Edit/ Cut [#1 on screen shot]

Layer Palette
Click the + sign next to frame on the
Click on New Ellipse

On the Image
Right Click/ Edit/ Paste  [#2 on screen shot]
Using the guide line up the circle

Right Click/ Edit/ Reverse Contour  [#3 on screen shot]

Active Layer: Vector 1
Layers/ Delete
4. Making The Scallops
  Turn off the center guide
Turn on the scallop guide

Pen Tool [V]
Mode: Edit

Hold down the Ctrl Key
Place a new node at every spot the scallop guide crosses the outer edge of the first circle, skipping the original 4 nodes

Double Click on any node to select them all
Right Click/ Node Type/ Cusp

Click on any blank space
Using the Control arms and handles, shape the scallops

5. Optional Step
  Export as a Preset Shape
6. The Second Scallop
  Turn off the scallop guide
Turn on the placement guide

Active Layer: frame
Layers/ Duplicate

Layer Palette
Active Layer: Copy of frame

Right Click on New Ellipse/ Properties
Change Fill to: #a6b07c

This makes it easier to see

Pen Tool [V]
Mode: Edit

On Image
Double click on one of the center nodes
Objects/ Transform Selected Nodes/ Expand
Expansion: 6.00

Double click on one of the outer nodes
Objects/ Transform Selected Nodes/ Contract
Contraction: 6.00

Pen Tool
Click on any empty space

Double Click on any center node
Hold down the Shift Key
Double Click on any outer node

Right Click/ Edit/ Cut

Layer Palette
Click on New Ellipse on the frame layer

On Image
Right Click/ Edit/ Paste

Use the guide to help line it up
Right Click/ Edit/ Reverse Contour
7. Optional Step
  Export as a Preset Shape

Go to Part 2 to complete the frame


©Doodles by LadyFox  12/11/08

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


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