XMAS 3 - 2007
PSP8/9

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ January 2007
Copyright 2007 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

" MM~PatienceBrewsterOrnament1[1].tub "
Click link... then....
Right click and Save Image As to a folder on your computer


" goldfill1.bmp "
Click link... then....
Right click and Save Image As to your PSP Patterns folder


Plugins

** EYE CANDY3 **
http://www.pircnet.com/downloads.html



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Open a new image 500 x 400
Transparent background

Open the " MM~PatienceBrewsterOrnament1[1].tub " tube in your PSP workspace

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

Go to your frame image
Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 96%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN



LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 8
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

Flood fill with GREEN ( #547044 )

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL



DESELECT

Activate Raster 2
With your MOVER tool slide the tube to the left as shown below



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> MIRROR

CLOSE Raster 1

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE



With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 USERS: CHECK CONTIGUOUS

Select the OUTER transparent area
s

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 3

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with RED ( #AC010A )



EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL



DESELECT




Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol



SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with RED ( #AC010A )

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings as last one

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE



In your MATERIALS PALETTE load
" goldfill1 " in the foreground



With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE transparent area

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with " goldfill1 "

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 80
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK

DESELECT



With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE transparent area

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with GREEN

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL







LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with RED

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 80
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK


With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE transparent area

OPEN & Activate Raster 1

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 3
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>> DROP SHADOW



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

Flood fill with " goldfill1 "

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 80
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK

DESELECT



Save as .psp image

Your frame is now ready for an image of your choice

Once you insert your image

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE ALL (Flatten)

Save as .gif image




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