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Lamplight Manor Frame
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Lamplight Manor Frame
Created by: Staitlee's Creations

 
In this tutorial we'll use various features and effects of PSP to create a unique frame for a picture. The art work is from Thomas Kinkade.
 
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For this frame you'll need the gradient that you can download with the zip file on the left. Unzip it, open the gradient image in your PSP and minimize it.
 
Standard Toolbar - Open (image) button Open a graphic that you like and press Shift+D (Window || Duplicate) twice to make two copies of it. Close the original, work with one of the copies and minimize the other copy for now.
 
Tool Palette - Dropper tool Use the Dropper tool to choose one light color for your Foreground color (left-click) and one dark color for your Background color (right-click).
 
Now set your Foreground Style to Pattern and select the "/tutorial/html/tut7eff/mb_goldgradient.jpg" gradient image from your download file:
– Scale = 100
– Angle = 0
 
Tool Palette - Magic Wand tool     Tool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Go to Image || Add Borders:
– Symmetric = checked
– Top/Bottom/Left/Right = 3

Select the border with your Magic Wand tool and flood-fill it with the gradient.

Deselect with Selections || Select None (Ctrl+D).

 
     Tool Palette - Magic Wand tool     Tool Palette - Flood Fill tool

Go again to Image || Add Borders, same settings as before. The border should be of your Background color.

Toggle your colors, then go to Image || Add Borders once more, same settings as before. The border should now be of the lighter color that you chose from your image. Select it with your Magic Wand and flood-fill it with your gradient pattern again.

Don't yet deselect.

 

Go to Selections || Invert, then to Effects || 3D Effects || Cutout:
– Vertical and Horizontal Offset = 2
– Opacity = 90
– Blur = 40
– Fill interior with color = unchecked

Repeat this effect with Vertical and Horizontal Offset = -2 (minus 2). Now deselect (Ctrl+D).

 
     Tool Palette - Magic Wand tool

Toggle your colors and again go to Image || Add Borders, add a border of 15 pixels and select it with your Magic Wand.

Click on the second duplicated image to make it active, go to Image || Mirror, then to Edit || Copy (Ctrl+C).

Click back on your frame image to make it the active image and go to Edit || Paste || Into Selection.

Don't yet deselect.

 

Go to Effects || Geometric Effects || Ripple with these settings:
– Amplitude = 20
– Wavelength = 20
– Horizontal center = 13
– Vertical center = 10

Click on OK and deselect (Selections || Select None or Ctrl+D).

 
Add three narrow borders of 3 pixels again just as you did in the beginning, flood-fill the first one with the gradient pattern, leave the second one your Background color, toggle colors before adding the third border, flood-fill the third border with the gradient pattern again, invert the selection and apply the Cutout effect with the offsets once set to 2 and once to -2 (minus 2). Deselect (Ctrl+D).
 

     Tool Palette - Magic Wand tool



Toggle your colors and go to Image || Add Borders again, add a border of 25 pixels and select it with your Magic Wand.

Click on your mirrored image to activate it and go to Edit || Copy (Ctrl+C).

Click back on your frame image to make it the active image again and go to Edit || Paste || Into Selection. Don't yet deselect.

Go to Effects || Blur || Motion Blur:
– Angle = 98
– Intensity = 10

Now go to Effects || Noise || Add:
– Noise = 20%
– Uniform = checked

Don't yet deselect.

 

Go to Selections || Invert, then to Effects || 3D Effects || Outer Bevel with these settings:
– Bevel = the round one
– Width = 14
– Smoothness = 15
– Depth = 12
– Ambience = 0
– Shininess = 50
– Color = White
– Intensity = 50
– Elevation = 30

Click on OK and deselect (Ctrl+D).

 

Add three narrow borders of 3 pixels again just as you did in the beginning, flood-fill the first one with the gradient pattern, leave the second one your Background color, toggle colors before adding the third border, flood-fill the third border with the gradient pattern again, invert the selection and apply the Cutout effect with the offsets once set to 2 and once to -2 (minus 2). Deselect (Ctrl+D).

Resize the image to your liking and go to Effects || Sharpen after resizing.

 
I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions, you can contact me with my email above.