Beveled frame

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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to create a beveled frame.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Email  me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I wrote this with  Paint Shop Pro X2, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Corel.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

1.  Open new, transparent image, size 400 x 300 pixels.

2.  Flood-fill the image with black or a color that is not in the frame color you are going to use.  I ended up using lime green.

3.  Set the foreground to your favorite wood pattern.

4.  Image > Add Borders  Symmetric, White, Size = 5

5.  With the magic wand select the white border and fill with the wood pattern

6.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel  Apply these settings:  Bevel, Width = 9, smoothness = 28, depth = 27, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 320, intensity = 40, elevation = 34

7.  Image > Add Borders  Size = 25, color = white, Symmetric

8.  With the magic wand select the white border and fill with the wood pattern.

9.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel  Apply these settings:  Bevel (see pic), width = 17, smoothness = 28, depth = 10, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle= 320, intensity = 40, elevation = 34

10.  Image > Add Borders  White, Symmetric, Size = 10

11. With the magic wand, select the white border and fill with the wood pattern

12.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

  Apply these settings:  Bevel, Width = 9, smoothness = 28, depth = 27, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 320, intensity = 40, elevation = 34

13.  Image > Add Borders  White, Symmetric, Size = 15

With the magic wand, select the white border and fill with the wood pattern

14.   Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel  Apply these settings:  Bevel (see pic), width = 17, smoothness = 28, depth = 10, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle= 320, intensity = 40, elevation = 34

15.  Image > Add Borders,  White, Symmetric , Size= 5

With the magic wand, select the white border and fill with the wood pattern

16.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel   Apply these settings:  Bevel, Width = 9, smoothness = 28, depth = 27, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 320, intensity = 40, elevation = 34

17.  Image > Add Borders  White, Symmetric, Size = 40

With the magic wand, select the white border and fill with the wood pattern

18.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel  Apply these settings:  Bevel = pie shape, width = 25, smoothness = 25, depth = 5, ambience = 0, shininess = 50, white, angle = 315, intensity = 50, elevation = 28

19.  Layers > Promote background layer.

20.  With the magic wand click on the green center in the middle and choose DELETE.

21.  Selections > Select All

22.  Selection > Modify > Contract Selection by 55

23.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

Apply these settings:  Bevel, Width = 9, smoothness = 28, depth = 27, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 320, intensity = 40, elevation = 34

24.  Save the frame to use later:  File > Save as  and save it as a pspimage or PNG.

 

To add an image inside your frame:

1.  Open up the image, and select the part of the image you want to frame.

2.  Edit > Copy

3.  Click on Frame image

4.  Click inside of frame with magic wand

5.  Select > Modify > Expand by 5 pixels.

6.  Layer > New Layer

7.  Drag the new layer to the bottom

8.  Edit > Paste into Selection.

9.  Now framed image can be saved as a JPEG.  File > Export > JPEG OPtimizer.

 

 

 


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