Fuzzy Frittillary Frame

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This tutorial was created for some friends of mine who wanted to begin learning more about PSP.  It is intended for beginners to learn how to create a 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 XI, 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!

Download Xero Plugins -- Frittillary and Fuzzifier.  Download Set 3 AND Set 4, and install.  They are all good plugins, you might like to install all of them.

You will need a tube of your choice.

1.  Open a new, transparent image, size = 300 by 300.

2.  Open up the tube that you chose.  Edit > Copy.

3.  Click back on the transparent image and Edit > Paste as New Layer.  It's ok if it is too large.  You want the tube to take up most of the space.

4.  Adjust > Blur > Radial Blur.  Set to Zoom, Strength = 61%, Horizontal offset = 0, vertical offset = 10, protect center = 10. 

If you have PSP 8 or 7, you will need to use VM ToolBox > Zoom Blur plugin to do this same effect.

5.  In the Layer Palette, slide the opacity to 71.

6.  Open the tube again.  Image > Resize .  Resize to 80-85%.  Edit > Copy.

7.  Click back on your transparent image.  Edit > Paste as new Layer.

8.  In the Layer Palette, click on the bottom layer to highlight it.  Use the paint can to flood-fill the bottom layer with a complimentary color.  I used the eye dropper to choose a light color, the color of the roses.

9.  Right-click on any layer and choose Merge > Merge All (Flatten)

10.  Edit > Copy.  Edit > Paste As New Image.

11.  Set your Pattern of your Material Properties to the copy you just made.  Set Angle = 60, Scale = 50.

12.  Return to your original copy.  Image > Add Borders.  Symmetric, Size = 2, Color = dark color from your tube.

13.  Image > Add Borders.  Symmetric, Size = 20, Color = white

14.  With the magic wand, select the white border.

15.  Flood-fill the border with the pattern you had made in Step 11. 

16.  Effects > Plugins > Xero > Fritillary.  Apply these settings:  Granularity = 7, aggression = 176, tesselation = 25, variation = 43.

17.  Image > Canvas Size.  Set width and height to 384 (40 pixels bigger than before).  Set the background color to your dark color choice.  Set Placement to CENTER.

18.  Effects > Plugins > Xero > Fuzzifier.  Apply these settings:  Spread = 12, Strength = 140, Fuzziness = 219, Details = 0

19.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel.  Apply settings:  Bevel = pie shape, width = 14, smoothness = 25, depth = 3, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 315, intensity = 45, elevation = 30.

20.  Image > Add Borders.  Symmetric, size = 25, color = white

25.  Set color to Pattern again, using the same pattern as before, Angle = 60, Scale = 35.

26.  With the magic wand, select the white border and flood-fill it with the pattern.

27.  Apply the same inner bevel as before.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel.

28.  Image > Add Borders.  Symmetric, Size = 2, color = dark color.

29.  Now save this as a JPEG.  Effects > Export > JPEG Optimizer.

 

To make the background:

1.  Duplicate image.  SHIFT + D.

2.  Image > Resize.  Resize so that the width & Height = 300 pixels.

3.  Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling.  Choose Corner, Bidirectional, H & V = 1, Transition = 100.

4.  Layers > New Raster Layer

5.  Fill the new layer with your light color (This is so you can put type over it).

6.  Slide the opacity of the layer to 81%.

7.  Now save this as a JPEG.  File > Export > JPEG optimizer.

 

 


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