Summer Wind Frame




1.    Open up your graphic in PSP8 and make a duplicate.  Minimize the original.  Choose two contrasting colours from your graphic for your Materials Palette.

2.    Add a 4 px border and flood fill with the darker of your selected colours.  Go to Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel with the following values:



3.    Go to Selections > Invert.  Then go to Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Cutout.  Deselect.

4.    Add another 4 px border and flood fill with the lighter colour.  While still selected, to go Effects > Texture Effects > Texture with the following settings.  Make sure the colour in the box is the same as the flood filled border.  While still selected, go to Adjust > Sharpen > Sharpen once.  Deselect.



5.    Add another 4 px border and flood fill with the same darker colour as the first border.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel with the same settings as for the first border.  Deselect.

6.    Add another 30 px border.  Click inside the border with your Magic Wand, and flood fill a pattern of your choice.  In this frame I selected the flowers, copied and pasted as a new image, then made a seamless tile for my pattern fill.  DO NOT DESELECT.

7.    Add another Raster Layer.  Flood Fill with the lighter colour.  Go to Layers > Load/Save Mask > Load Mask from Disk.  I used SN Frame.10 > Load.

8.    On the Layers Palette right click on Mask and click Delete.  You will get the following popup.  Click YES.



9.    While still selected click on Adjust > Sharpness > Unsharp Mask as shown below.  Then Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise with the following settings.  (Some colours or shades, especially the lighter ones, could use more noise; so adjust to your taste.  I went to 40% on very light colours.)  DO NOT DESELECT.






While still selected, apply the same Inner Bevel to your mask to give it some dimension.


10.                       Selections > Float.  Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow with the following settings.  DESELECT




11.                       Layers > Merge All (Flatten).

12.                       Repeat Steps 2 – 3 – 4 and 5; and you’re all done.


I hope you had as much fun with this frame tut as I did!     ;-)




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