COBALT FRAME
PSP9 to PSP2019

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ FEBRUARY 2019
Copyright © 2019 ~ 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

anity.png
2-Colorful-Balls.png
abstract-blue-17.jpg
Save to a folder on your computer

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Plugins
Mirror Rave
SIMPLE
** PLUGINS_LINKS **
HERE

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SCRIPTS FOR FLIP & MIRROR IN PSPX4 TO PSPX8

DOWNLOAD


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



STEP 1

Open a new image 800 x 600
Transparent background
PSP9: Colour Depth = 16 Million Colors (24bit)
PSPX - PSP201
9: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel


SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Open up the abstract-blue-17
image in your PSP workspace

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


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


DESELECT

VIEW >>> RULERS .

STEP 2

EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>> ROTATING MIRROR
Horizontal Offset = 0
Vertical Offset = n/a
Rotation Angle =
180
Edge Mode =
Reflect


LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

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


IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
85%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

STEP 3

ACTIVATE Raster 1

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> Mirror Rave >>> Quadrant Flip

STEP 4

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather =
2
Antialias =
Checked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - PSP2019: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- PSP2019: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSP9 - PSP2019: Use all layers = UNChecked

PSP9 - PSP2019: ANTIALIAS = Outside


Select the OUTER
CIRCLE area

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT
STEP 5

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 25
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 6

ACTIVATE Raster 1

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

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

PSPX - PSP2019:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


Select your RASTER DEFORM tool
Mode = SCALE
use default settings

PSPX - PSP2019:Select your PICK tool


ZOOM out, then pull the bottom edge of your image down
to reveal the nodes.




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STEP 7

Move the centre top node down level with the edge of your image.

,Move the centre bottom node up level with the edge of your image.
STEP 8

Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

Select another tool to disengage the DEFORMATION / PICK TOOL

CLOSE top Copy of Raster 1 layer
With lower Copy of Raster 1 layer active

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode =
ADD (Shift)
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance =
37 (or higher if necessary for your version of PSP)
Feather =
2
Antialias =
Checked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - PSP2019: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- PSP2019: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSP9 - PSP2019: Use all layers = UNChecked

PSP9 - PSP2019: ANTIALIAS = Outside


Select the areas indicated
STEP 9

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

Choose your FREEHAND SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Point to Point
Mode = Replace
Feather =
2
Smoothing = 5
Antialias = Checked


Select the area indicated
STEP 10

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

EFFECTS >>> REFLECTION EFFECTS >>> ROTATING MIRROR
Horizontal Offset = 0
Vertical Offset = n/a
Rotation Angle =
180
Edge Mode =
Reflect


SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 11

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Flood fill with
DARK BLUE #0639b7
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with LIGHT BLUE #73d4f5
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 5
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with DARK BLUE #0639b7
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with LIGHT BLUE #73d4f5
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 5
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with DARK BLUE #0639b7
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 2
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DESELECT

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 12

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





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STEP 13

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
5
Colour = Black
Opacity =
75
Blur =
15
.00

ACTIVATE Lower Copy of Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

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

ACTIVATE Raster 2
EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 14

OPEN & ACTIVATE Upper Copy of Raster 1

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
COLOUR = #eeecec



ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST
Brightness = 50
Contrast =
25
PSPX6-PSP2019: Linear mode checked

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STEP 15

Select your RASTER DEFORM tool
Mode = SCALE
use default settings

PSPX - PSP2019:Select your PICK tool


Move the centre top node down level with the 100 pixel mark on your left ruler.

Move the centre bottom node up level with the 500 pixel mark on your left ruler.



Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

Select another tool to disengage the DEFORMATION / PICK TOOL


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STEP 16

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.
Select the CENTRE of your image

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 8

ACTIVATE Lower Copy of Raster 1
EDIT >>> CLEAR

ACTIVATE Raster 1
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

ACTIVATE
Upper Copy of Raster 1

Repeat BOTH Drop Shadows

STEP 17

ADJUST >>> BRIGHTNESS and CONTRAST >>> BRIGHTNESS/CONTRAST
Brightness =
30
Contrast =
25
PSPX6-PSP2019: Linear mode checked

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

SAVE YOUR WORK
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STEP 18

Open up the 2-Colorful-Balls
image in your PSP workspace

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Rectangle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNChecked


Select the Upper Ball
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STEP 19

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

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


IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
40%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN


EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = - ( minus )
317
Vertical Offset =
213
Edge Mode =
Transparent

In your LAYER PALETTE change
the BLEND MODE to LUMINANCE
STEP 20

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> SIMPLE >>> TOP LEFT MIRROR,
STEP 21

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
5
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75
Blur = 10
.00

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

Save as .pspimage image
STEP 22

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with PALE BLUE #d4ecf9

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Open up the anity 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%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN
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STEP 23

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
2
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75
Blur =
5
.00

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = - ( minus ) 16
Vertical Offset =
0
Edge Mode =
Transparent



LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE,
STEP 24

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Select your TEXT tool
and with a font of your choice add your name
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STEP 25

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

Save as .jpg image

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