Angkor Frame Tutorial

picture of finished framed picture

By ©LismibaebisCreations
6 August 2006


Skill Level Intermediate
Knowledge of using Filters necessary
(Hints available here)

Please do not script my tutorials
This tutorial is my own creation, any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental


Needed

Paint Shop Pro 9 (Tutorial should also work with other PSP versions, some adjustments might be necessary)
Free 30 day PSP trial from Corel, available here
Letter Creator from Incredimail (optional), available here

Filters
Visman (VM) Toolbox, Instant Tile filter, available here

Graphic
Graphic of choice

Pattern
Gold pattern, available here
(or pattern of your choice)

Performance Notes
The settings for Magic Wand Tool, Flood Fill Tool and Inner Bevel remain the same throughout the tutorial

Don't forget to save your work often



Frame

1) File > Open
Open graphic of choice

2) Window > Duplicate (Shift + D)
Close original

3) Image > Resize
Settings:
Resolution = 72.000
Resample using Bicubic
Lock aspect ratio = Checked
Resize all layers = Checked
Width = No greater than 400 pixels
Height = No greater than 340 pixels

4) Materials Palette:
Click on Background Color, click Pattern Tab and find pattern of choice
Settings:
Angle = 0, Scale = 100
Texture = NOT checked

5) Dropper Tool (E)
Choose a medium dark Foreground Color
(I chose #8b7c6a)

6) Edit > Copy

7) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
Symmetric = Checked
1 pixels
Color = Black

8) Selections > Select All

9) Selections > Modify > Contract
Settings:
Number of pixels = 1

10) Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout
Settings:
Horizontal & Vertical = 2
Opacity = 50, Blur = 7.5
Shadow Color = Black
Fill interior with color = Not checked

11) Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout
Settings:
Horizontal & Vertical = - 2 (Minus)

12) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
3 pixels
Color = Any color not in graphic

13) Magic Wand Tool
Settings:
Mode = Replace
Match mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Sample merged = Checked
Contiguous = Checked
Feather = 0
Anti-alias = Checked
Outside

14) Select new border

15) Flood Fill Tool (F)
Settings:
Match mode = None
Sample merged = Checked
Blend mode = Normal
Opacity = 100

16) Flood fill Selection with Pattern

17) Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel
Settings:
Bevel #12, Width = 3
Smoothness = 5, Depth = 6
Ambience = - 20 (Minus), Shininess = 2
Color = white, Angle = 315
Intensity = 50, Elevation = 30

18) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
1 pixels
Color = Foreground Color
(Right click in color box and choose Foreground Color)

19) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
18 pixels
Color = Any color not in graphic

20) Magic Wand Tool
Select new border

21) Edit > Paste > Paste Into Selection

22) Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur
Settings:
Radius = 75.00

23) Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise
Settings:
Gaussian = 17
Monochrome = Checked

24) Selections > Invert

25) Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Settings:
Vertical & Horizontal = 2
Opacity = 35, Blur = 8.70
Color = Black
Shadow on New Layer = NOT checked

26) Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow
Settings:
Vertical & Horizontal = - 2 (Minus)

27) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
1 pixels
Color = Foreground Color

28) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
5 pixels
Color = Any color not in graphic

29) Magic Wand Tool
Select new border

30) Flood Fill Tool (F)
Flood fill Selection with Pattern

31) Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

32) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
1 pixels
Color = Foreground Color

33) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
36 pixels
Color = Any color not in graphic

34) Magic Wand Tool
Select new border

35) Edit > Paste > Paste Into Selection

36) Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur
Settings:
Radius = 75.00

37) Effects > Plugins > VM Toolbox > Instant Tile
Settings:
X-Flip = 77
Y-Flip = 31

38) Effects > Plugins > VM Toolbox > Instant Tile

39) Effects > Plugins > VM Toolbox > Instant Tile
(the same plugin was applied 3 times)

40) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
1 pixels
Color = Foreground Color

41) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
5 pixels
Color = Any color not in graphic

42) Magic Wand Tool
Select new border

43) Flood Fill Tool (F)
Flood fill Selection with Pattern

44) Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

45) Selections > Select None

46) Image > Add Borders
Settings:
1 pixels
Color = Foreground Color

47) Layers > New Raster Layer

48) Add Watermark

49) File > Export > JPEG Optimizer
Settings:
Set Compression value to = 25
(Do not close yet)



Background

50) Dropper Tool (E)
Choose a Foreground Color, either from your outer frame or a dominant color from your graphic
(I chose #dee5e9 from the frame)

51) File > New
Settings:
Width = 50
Height = 50
Transparent

52) Flood Fill Tool (F)
Flood fill new file with new Foreground color

53) Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise
Settings:
Gaussian = 7
Monochrome = Checked

54) File > Export > JPEG Optimizer
Settings:
Set Compression value to = 25

You are done!
Now you can assemble the stationery in LC or OE.


I hope that you enjoyed doing this tutorial. If you have any questions, please email me at Barbara @ Lismibaebi.com.
I would love to see what you create with my tutorial.


Approved by the HootyTutTestersGroup!
Special thanks to all the testers that participated:
They are: (in alphabetical order):
Adrienne, Cal, Gina, Hooty, Kat, Kathy, Linda D., Maria Rosa, Meshi, MoJo, RitaLynn, Sherri and Steve

smilie



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