CHIC FRAME
PSP8/9/X

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ July 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

ivy_dividers0404.psp

souders2007sph.jpg
(or an image of your choice)
Save to a folder on your computer

PatternQ~07_GxChic!.bmp
PatternQ~08_GxChic!.bmp
Save to your PSP Patterns folder


Plugins

** EYE CANDY3 **

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


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REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN

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In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load the '
PatternQ~07_GxChic!.bmp ' pattern in your foreground
Load the '
PatternQ~08_GxChic!.bmp ' pattern in your background
using the settings below.

..

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

Flood fill with the '
PatternQ~08_GxChic!.bmp ' background pattern

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 10
EDIT >>> CLEAR

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with the ' PatternQ~07_GxChic!.bmp ' foreground pattern

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 12
EDIT >>> CLEAR

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with the '
PatternQ~08_GxChic!.bmp ' background pattern

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 10
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DESELECT



ACTIVATE RASTER 2

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

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> BRING TO TOP

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

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

..

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

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 89%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN



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 CENTRE transparent area


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

Flood fill with the '
PatternQ~08_GxChic!.bmp ' background pattern
(A slight gap might appear here BUT it will fill once the 'drop shadow' is done)

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 30
EDIT >>> CLEAR


DESELECT


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

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




Activate the "Copy of Merged" layer

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE transparent area

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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

..

DESELECT


Activate the "Merged" layer

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE transparent area

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>> DROP SHADOW
Change the OPACITY to 50%



DESELECT


Activate Raster 1

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN
EDIT >>> Repeat SHARPEN

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE transparent area

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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

DESELECT




Open up the
ivy_dividers0404.psp image in your PSP workspace
Make sure Layer 3 is activated

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.

Reposition using your MOVER tool




ADJUST >>> HUE & SATURATION >>> COLORIZE

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

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



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Save as .psp image


The frame is now ready for an image of your choice *S*




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