Frame
Foxy Spring

by
MC Inspirations
28. April 2007

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Nor may you copy this tutorial/rewrite it and/or claim it as the own. Filenames and Image Information are to be remain intact.

PSP

PSP9 - but other versions can be used as well

Image for Frame : mcp_cabbage
Image: One of the own spring _creation/spring_ photo 500 x 500 pixels
Pattern: One of the favorite or gold
Inner Bevel: mcp's Spring (put this one in the Scripts-Trusted folder in PSP)

Supplies: Download

Level: Easy to Intermediate

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01. Open an new image with transparent background 500x500 pixels.. resize will be at the end of the tut. >

02. Open and copy the image and paste it as new layer on the blank image > close the original

03. Image > Resize 75 % > Be sure it will be in Bicubic Resampling and Resize All Layers is unchecked >

04. > Layers Palette > Duplicate> Close the top Layer > Highlight middle layer > Work on middle layer

05. Effect > Art Media Effects > Brush Stokes > See image 1 for settings >

06 Effect >Textures Effect > Mosaic - Antique > See image 2 for settings > Open the top layer >

07. Layers > Add new layer > Make a circle in the middle of the image > Remember to activate the new layer > See image 3 for settings > Convert the Vector layer to Raster layer

08. Magic Wand > Click on the white circle so it has "ants" marching > Open the gold or favorite pattern > flood fill the circle> Deselect >

09. Effect > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow > See image 4 for settings > Layers Palette > visibility at 30% > Repeat Drop Shadow 2 times more >

10. Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

11. Selections > Select All > Selections > Modify > Contract Selection > Numbers of pixel : 50 > ok >

12. Selections > Invert > Open the flower image > Copy and Paste in main image as "Paste into Selection. Still selected >

13. Effects > Image Effects > Seamless tiling > See image 5 for settings > Still selected >

14. Layers > Add New Layer > Flood fill with the flower image > should still be in the bucket >

15. Effects > Artistic Effects > Topography > See image 6 for settings > Layers Palette > visibility at 50% > Layers > Merge > Merge visible > Still Selected >

16. Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel > Pippin's Spring > Selections > Invert > Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow > same settings as last > Repeat Drop Shadow > This time with H-1 - V-1 >

17. You can choose now to either keep the size of the image or resize it to 375 x 375 pixels or/and put a text on the image > Add the flower tube or corners

Add the watermark and you are done.

 


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