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! ;-)