DESIGNER FONT FRAME
PSP8/9/X

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ May 2007
Copyright © 2007/8 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

Right click and SAVE TARGET AS

DesignerFrames.ttf
Save to your WINDOWS >>> FONTS folder
or
to a folder where you store your extra fonts.

11HP-625.jpg
Save to your PSP Patterns folder

203351 SassyMargeret.JPG
Save to a folder on your computer if you wish to use the same image


Plugins

** EYE CANDY3 **

http://www.pircnet.com/downloads.html

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Open a new image 400 x 500
Transparent background
PSPX: Colour Depth = 8bits/channel

Locate the "
DesignerFrames.ttf "
(if you saved it somewhere other than your WINDOWS/FONTS folder)
Double click on it and minimise the window that appears.

In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load SOLID GREEN '
#9beddf ' in your foreground

Load the '
11HP-625.jpg ' pattern in your background
using the settings below.

..

Select your TEXT tool

NULL (close) the foreground colour



Type in the letter "
x " (Lower case)



EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE (3 times)
(This is to define the very thin edges)

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 60
Blur = 0

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

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



EDIT >>> Repeat Inner Bevel



Now we need to centre the frame.....

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

Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

Go to your LAYER PALETTE and delete the MERGED layer
by right clicking on the layer and select DELETE from the options

CLOSE RASTER 1

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Select your TEXT tool (same settings)

Type in the letter "
g "

DESELECT

Select your DEFORMATION tool

Drag the centre top node up so it is level with the 10 pixel mark on the left ruler
and
Drag the centre bottom node up so it is level with the 480 pixel mark on the left ruler.



Click the ' reset rectangle " button



EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Use the same settings
Click OK

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to 1
Click OK

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Now we need to centre this frame.....

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

Right click on the Title Bar
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

Go to your LAYER PALETTE and delete the MERGED layer

OPEN RASTER 1 and drag RASTER 2 beneath 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/X: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX: There is no " Sample Merged"

PSPX: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the transparent areas shown below
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 2



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

Flood fill with SOLID GREEN

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings EXCEPT
change the COLOUR to SOLID GREEN '
#9beddf '

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE
DESELECT



With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE transparent area

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 2
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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

Flood fill with SOLID GREEN

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> BLINDS



DESELECT

ACTIVATE the MERGED layer

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the OUTER frame area

ACTIVATE RASTER 1

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings

DESELECT



Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol



LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with PATTERN

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE MORE (Twice)

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
Same settings

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Use the same settings
Click OK

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to 1
Click OK

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
IMAGE >>> MIRROR




LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

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

Flood fill with the PATTERN

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE MORE (Twice)

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
same settings

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Use the same settings
Click OK

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to 1
Click OK

DESELECT

CLOSE Raster 1 and the MERGED layers



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

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



Open ALL layers
LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the transparent CENTRE of the frame
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 2
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

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

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Save as .psp image

Your frame is now ready for an image of your choice


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