CRIMSON FRAME
PSP9 to PSP2019

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~OCTOBER 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

bells-2980.png
Tree-3ff76.png
cover-small.png
wallpaper-32ca.jpg
Save to a folder on your computer

ESP Pumpkin.PspGradient
Save to your PSP Gradients folder

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Plugins
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 wallpaper-32ca
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 INTO SELECTION from the options.


DESELECT
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STEP 2

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

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

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


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

PSPX - PSP2019:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE =
LEFT 90
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED
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STEP 3

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> SIMPLE >>> TOP LEFT MIRROR

IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
90%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN


With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance =
15
Feather =
2
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = CHECKED
PSP9 - PSP2019: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- PSP2019: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSP9 - PSP2019: Use all layers = UNChecked

PSP9 - PSP2019: ANTIALIAS = Outside

Select the area indicated outside the circle
STEP 4


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

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 5

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
COLOUR = #c0c0c0


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STEP 6

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
90%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 7

CLOSE Copy of Raster 1
ACTIVATE Raster 1

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> SIMPLE >>> TOP LEFT MIRROR
STEP 8

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


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

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN
STEP 9

VIEW >>> RULERS

Select your RASTER DEFORM tool
Mode = SCALE
use default settings

PSPX - PSP2019:Select your PICK tool

Pull the bottom edge of your image down
so the nodes are visible.
STEP 10

Move the centre top node level with the 0 pixel mark on your left ruler




Move the centre bottom node level with the 600 pixel mark on your left ruler


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STEP 11

Move the centre left node level with the 130 pixel mark on your top ruler


Move the centreright node level with the 670 pixel mark on your top ruler



Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

OPEN &
ACTIVATE THE TOP LAYER (Circle)

Select another tool to disengage the DEFORMATION / PICK TOOL


Rename this layer Copy (2) of Raster 1 and close.(Circle)

SAVE YOUR WORK
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STEP 12

CLOSE Copy of Raster 1
ACTIVATE Raster 1

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE
Rename this layer Copy (3) of Raster 1

ADJUST >>> BLUR >>> GAUSSIAN BLUR
Radius = 10

IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
90%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE
STEP 13

OPEN ALL LAYERS
ACTIVATE
Copy
(2) of Raster 1

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE of your image

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 5

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STEP 14

ACTIVATE Copy of
Raster 1
EDIT >>> CLEAR


ACTIVATE Copy of (3) Raster 1

EDIT >>> Repeat Clear


ACTIVATE Raster 1
EDIT >>> Repeat Clear
DESELECT

ACTIVATE Copy of (3) Raster 1
EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> SIMPLE >>>
DIAMONDS,

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 90%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE
STEP 15

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1

With your MAGIC WAND
Same settings

Select the CENTRE of your image

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 5


ACTIVATE Copy of (3) Raster 1
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
On the top menu select 'Create selection from:


SAVE YOUR WORK

STEP 16

In your MATERIALS PALETTE load
ESP Pumpkin gradient in the foreground using these settings




STEP 17

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER,

Flood fill with GRADIENT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


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


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
6
Colour = Black
Opacity = 7
5

Blur =
8.00

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
6
STEP 18

ACTIVATE Copy of Raster 1

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
On the top menu select 'Create selection from:


LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER,

Flood fill with GRADIENT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


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


Repeat BOTH Drop Shadows

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 19

ACTIVATE Raster 1

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Flood fill with GRADIENT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


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


Repeat BOTH Drop Shadows

STEP 20

ACTIVATE Copy (2) of Raster 1

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
6
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75

Blur =
8.00

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

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE

SAVE YOUR WORK


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STEP 21

Open up the bells-2980
image in your PSP workspace

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

S
elect one of the bells

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 =
60%
Check "Lock aspect ratio."
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN
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STEP 22

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = 313
Vertical Offset = 50
Edge Mode =
Transparent

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> MIRROR
PSPX4 - PSPX8: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
6
Colour = Black
Opacity = 75

Blur =
8.00

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE
Save as .pspimage image
STEP 23

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with GRADIENT

ADJUST >>> HUE & SATURATION >>> COLORIZE
Hue = 164
Saturation =
80

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN
STEP 24

Open up the Tree-3ff76
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
Horizontal Offset = - ( minus )
30
Vertical Offset =
65
Edge Mode =
Transparent
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STEP 25

Open up the cover-small
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
Horizontal Offset = - ( minus )
25
Vertical Offset = - ( minus )
35
Edge Mode =
Transparent

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

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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