CRIMSON FRAME
PSP9 to PSPX8

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ AUGUST 2016
Copyright © 2016 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

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

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If there is a problem, please contact the author and the image/s will be removed.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

Materials

announcement.jpg
red-and-white-swirl.jpg
Save to a folder on your computer

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Plugins

** NONE **

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SCRIPTS FOR FLIP & MIRROR IN PSPX4 TO PSPX8

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STEP 1

Open up the red-and-white-swirl image in your PSP workspace
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image
LAYERS >>> Promote background layer
.

STEP 2

EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>>
ROTATING MIRROR

Horizontal Offset = 0
Vertical Offset = n/a
Rotation Angle =
0
Edge Mode =
Reflect
STEP 3

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE =
RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX8:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE =
RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>>
ROTATING MIRROR

Horizontal Offset = 0
Vertical Offset = n/a
Rotation Angle =
180
Edge Mode =
Reflect
STEP 4

PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX8:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE =
RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


EFFECTS >>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>> CIRCLE
Edge Mode = Transparent


IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
90%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

Rename this layer Raster 2
STEP 5

CLOSE Raster 2
ACTIVATE Raster 1

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the
CUSTOM SELECTION symbol
and enter these coordinates.
STEP 6

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

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Right click on the Title Bar of your frame image
and select PASTE INTO SELECTION from the options.


DESELECT

IMAGE >>> FLIP


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

STEP 7

PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX8:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE =
RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


EFFECTS >>> GEOMETRIC EFFECTS >>> CIRCLE
Edge Mode = Transparent
STEP 8

OPEN & ACTIVATE Raster 2

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather =
2
Antialias =
Checked
Sample Merged = CHECKED
PSP9 - X8: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X8: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSP9 - X8: ANTIALIAS = Outside


Select the area shown
STEP 9

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 50
EDIT >>> CLEAR


ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Clear

ACTIVATE Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Clear
DESELECT

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 10

CLOSE Copy of Raster 1
CLOSE Raster 2
With Raster 1 active

PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX8:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE =
RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>>
ROTATING MIRROR

Horizontal Offset = 0
Vertical Offset = n/a
Rotation Angle =
0
Edge Mode =
Reflect
STEP 11

PSP9: IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX8:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


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

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather =
0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = CHECKED
PSP9 - X8: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X8: There is no " Sample Merged"

Select the OUTER transparent area
STEP 12

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
Flood fill selection with
#881618

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

ACTIVATE Raster 1
Flood fill selection with #881618

OPEN & ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1
Flood fill selection with #881618

DESELECT

STEP 13

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = CHECKED
PSP9 - X8: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X8: There is no " Sample Merged"

Select the CENTRE transparent area

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 7

ACTIVATE Raster 1
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT
STEP 14

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1

With your MAGIC WAND

Same settings

Select the area shown
STEP 15

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
5
Colour = Black
Opacity = 7
5

Blur = 10.00

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
5
Click OK


DESELECT
STEP 16

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE transparent area
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
8
Colour = Black
Opacity =
60
Blur = 10.00

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
8

Click OK

DESELECT
STEP 17

CLOSE Copy of Raster 1
CLOSE Raster 1
ACTIVATE Raster 3

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

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
STEP 18

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE

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


SELECTIONS >>> SELECT NONE

OPEN & ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1

Right click on the Title Bar of your frame image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.
STEP 19

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

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

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN



LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

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

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN


SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 20

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 9
5%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
EDIT >>> Repeat Layer Merge Down
EDIT >>> Repeat Layer Merge Down

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
8
Colour = Black
Opacity = 60
Blur = 10.00


OPEN ALL LAYERS
STEP 21

CLOSE the top 3 layers

ACTIVATE Raster 1

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the area shown
STEP 22

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
6
Colour = Black
Opacity = 60
Blur = 10.00

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
6
Click OK


DESELECT
STEP 23

CLOSE Raster 1
OPEN & ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings
and while depressing your SHIFT KEY...

Select the areas shown
STEP 24

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
6
Colour = Black
Opacity = 60
Blur = 10.00

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
6
Click OK


DESELECT

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 25

OPEN ALL LAYERS
ACTIVATE the top layer

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings


Select the area shown
STEP 26

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
6
Colour = Black
Opacity = 60
Blur = 10.00

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
6
Click OK


DESELECT

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Save as .pspimage image
STEP 27

Open up the announcement
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 = 75%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN


LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE
STEP 28

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Select your TEXT tool
and with a font of your choice add your name


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

Save as .jpg image

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