EASTER FRAME
PSP9 to PSPX6

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ MARCH 2014
Copyright © 2014 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.

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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

7e2009.pspimage
Daisy22.pspimage
bleuesblanches.psp
EasterFrameShape.png
Swindle_LetTheChildrenCome~AKMental_mist.psp
Save to a folder on your computer

winni.texture.041.bmp
Save to your PSP Textures folder

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Plugins

** NONE **

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You can drag this hand down the page with you to keep your place in the tut.



STEP 1

Open a new image 700 x 600
Transparent background
PSP9: Colour Depth = 16 Million Colors (24bit)
PSPX-X6: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel



In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load WHITE in your foreground
Load GREEN ' #06493e ' in your background


Flood fill with GREEN
STEP 2

Open up the
EasterFrameShape image in your PSP workspace

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

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

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 95 %
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> COLOUR BALANCE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE
PSPX - X6: IMAGE >>> NEGATIVE IMAGE
STEP 3

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET

Horizontal Offset =
0
Vertical Offset =
50
Edge Mode = Transparent

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - X6: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX - X6: There is no " Sample Merged"


Select the area outside the frame

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 6

Flood fill with WHITE
DO NOT DESELECT
CLOSE Raster 2

STEP 4

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

STEP 5

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Select your AIR BRUSH tool



Air brush 3 areas as shown below



STEP 6

ADJUST >>> BLUR >>> GAUSSIAN BLUR

RADIUS = 21.00

In your LAYER PALETTE change the OPACITY to
50%
Change the BLEND MODE to
SOFT LIGHT

ACTIVATE
Raster 3

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings

Select the area outside the frame

STEP 7

ACTIVATE
Raster 4

Hit your DELETE key

DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

In your LAYER PALETTE change the OPACITY to 50%

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

OPEN & ACTIVATE Raster 2

STEP 8

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings

Select the area outside the frame


ACTIVATE
Raster 1

EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE EFFECTS >>> TEXTURE
TEXTURE = winni.texture.041



DESELECT
STEP 9

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT =
6
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

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

STEP 10

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT =
8

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>>
OUTER BEVEL

STEP 11

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

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

DESELECT
STEP 12

ACTIVATE
Raster 2

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
STEP 13

ACTIVATE
Raster 2

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings

Select the area
inside the frame


SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 6

ACTIVATE Raster 2 Shadow 1

Hit your DELETE key

DESELECT

ACTIVATE Raster 2

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
STEP 14

Open up the
bleuesblanches image in your PSP workspace

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

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

IMAGE >>> FLIP

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 65%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
STEP 15

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


IMAGE >>> MIRROR

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

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

EXCEPT
UNCHECK "Shadow on new layer"
STEP 16

Open up the
7e2009 image in your PSP workspace

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

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

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 50%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
STEP 17

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

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

STEP 18

ACTIVATE
Raster 2

Open up the
Daisy22 image in your PSP workspace

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

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

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
STEP 19

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> MIRROR

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
STEP 20

EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>>
ROTATING MIRROR





STEP 21

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

EDIT >>> Repeat
Layer Merge Down

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


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

EDIT >>> Repeat
Layer Merge Down


Save as .pspimage image
STEP 22

Open up the
Swindle_LetTheChildrenCome~AKMental_mist.psp image in your PSP workspace

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

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

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 85%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> DISTORTION EFFECTS >>> WAVE



NOTE: YOU WILL HAVE TO USE THE ABOVE "WAVE" SETTING ON ANY IMAGE
YOU WISH TO USE IN THE FRAME
STEP 23

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
STEP 24

CLOSE Raster 4

ACTIVATE Raster 2 Shadow 1

With your MAGIC WAND ... same settings

Select the
inner part of the frame

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND =
6
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

ACTIVATE Raster 5

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


PSP9 - PSPX2:ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> CLARIFY
Strength of effect = 5

PSPX3- PSPX6: ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> LOCAL TONE MAPPING
Mapping strength =
3
PSPX6: Block size = 8

STEP 25

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> SEND TO BOTTOM

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE UP

OPEN & ACTIVATE Raster 4

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE
STEP 26

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Select your TEXT tool

and with a font of your choice add your name
STEP 27

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

Save as .jpg image

TESTERS RESULTS

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