Lace Frame

I do not know the artist of the Wonderful graphic above.

Lace Frame

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For this tutorial you will need a graphic.

I used PSPx, but this will also work in 8 and above with little change

Paint Shop Pro X, you can get Here.

Also needed is DC Special which you can get Here.

Download all the folders, we will be using more than one of them :-)

The 2 graphics, font, Gold pattern and Sparkle I used you can get Here.

Unzip DC Special to your plugins folder before opening PSP.

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Open your chosen graphic in PSP. Shift+D to duplicate, then close the original.

Pick a light color from your graphic for the Foreground, and a darker color for your Background.

Also open the font, pattern and sparkle in PSP.

Activate your graphic.

Effects-DC Special-Money with these settings.

And be sure and change the colors to your Foreground and Background colors.

Example 1

Selections-Select All.


Effects-3d-Cutout with V & H at 0, Opacity 100 and Blur 15.

***Image-Add Borders, 5px, symetrical, Yellow for the color.

With your Magic Wand, Tolerance and Feather at 0, pick the 5px border.

Floodfill it with the Gold pattern.

Effects-3d-Inner Bevel with these settings.

Example 2

Selections-Select None.***

We will be repeating this Gold border I noted between the ***. That's where to start and stop :-)

Image-Add Borders, 5px, Background color.

***Repeat the Gold Border.***

Image-Add Borders, 30px, Background color.

With your Magic Wand, Tolerance and Feather at 0, pick the 30px border.

Effects-DC Special-PerssianRug with these settings.

Example 3

Selections-Select None.

With your Magic Wand again, holding down the shift key, pick the solid ribbons in the border like this.

Example 4

Still selected, Effects-3d-Inner Bevel with the same last settings used.

Selections-Select None.

Selections-Select All.

Selections-Modify, Contract by 30.


Effects-3d-Inner Bevel, same settings.

Selections-Select None.

***Repeat Gold border.***

Image-Add Borders, 5px Background color.

***Repeat Gold border.***

Activate the Sparkle tube.


Activate the Framed graphic.

Edit-Paste as a New Layer.

With your Mover tool, move the star to the upper left.

In your layer palatte, right click on the star layer and Duplicate.


Again in the layer palatte, right click on the top star layer and Duplicate.


One last time, Duplicate the top star layer.


Close the eye on your framed graphic layer, be sure you have one of the star layers active and then Merge-Merge Visible.

Effects-3d-Drop Shadow with these settings.

Example 5

For the example at the top I used Yellow as the shadow color, in the example below Black.

Add text as you wish :-)

Layers-Merge-Merge All.

File-Export-JPEG Optimizer.

With the settings below.

Example 6

Give it a name and save it to the desired folder :-)

You're Finished!!

I hope you enjoyed it :-)

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