Prism Frame Tag

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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 intermediates to learn how to use preset shapes and to shade.  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 9, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Jasc.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

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1.  Open a new, transparent image, size = 400 x 400

2.  Flood-fill this with a color that you are NOT going to use in your frame.  Set your background color to a color of the frame that you would like to dominate the frame.

3.  In the top menu, click Selections > Select All.    In the top menu, Click Selections > Modify > Contract Selections.  Contract by 25.

4.  In the top menu, click Selections > Invert

5.  In the top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Photoswizzle > Prism Filter.  Apply these settings:  width = 20, depth = 39, tint = 0, light angle = 315, light intensity = 20, color = background.  Repeat this plugin again.

6.  With the magic wand click on the very outside border.  You may have to hold the SHIFT key down to get all the pieces.  Be sure that tolerance = 0.

7.  In the top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Glass.  Apply the Clear Glass preset.

8.  With the magic wand, Hold the SHIFT key down, and select the 4 rectangles that surround the center (see pic below).  Flood-fill these regions with a gold gradient.

9.  In the top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Photoswizzle > Prism Filter.  Apply the same settings as before.

10.  With the magic wand, select the 4 dark rectangles as selected in the pic below.  You will need to hold the SHIFT key to get each selection.

11.  In the top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Glass.  Apply the same preset as before.

12.  With the magic wand select the center square.

13.  In the top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Photoswizzle > Prism Filter.  Apply the same settings as before.

 

14.  Apply the Photoswizzle/Prism Filter plugin again.

15.  With the magic wand, select the thin edge border and flood-fill with gold gradient.

16.  With the magic wand, select the four rectangles (as shown in pic below) and flood-fill with the background color used before.

17.  In the top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Glass.  Apply the same settings as before.

18.  With the magic wand select the center square.

19.  In the top menu, click Selections > Invert

20.  In the top menu, click Effects > Plugins > Simple > Diamonds.

21.  With the magic wand  select the four gold corners.  You have to hold the SHIFT key down to get all the corners.

22.  In the top menu, click Selections > Modify > Contract Selections.  Contract by 5.

23.  Flood-fill the selections with the same background color as before.

24.  In the top menu, click Effects > 3D Effects > Button Maker.  Apply these settings:  width = 50, light angle = 310, depth = 25, frame width = 50, light intensity = 50, push = 0, color = background color = tint = 0, CHECK image, CHECK Notch Corners.

25.  In the top menu, click Selections > Invert.  Press the DELETE Key.

26.  In the top menu, click Effects >3D Effects > Cutout.  Apply these settings:  V&H = 0, Opacity = 100, Blur = 5, Color = a dark shade of your background color.

27.  Now save this as a frame template., so you can reuse the frame.  File > Save As and save as a PSP format.

28.  Press the SHIFT +D at same time to duplicate the frame.  Close the original.

29.  With the magic wand set to tolerance = 0, click inside the center of the frame.

30.  In the top menu, click Selection > Expand Selection.  Expand by 20.

31.  In the top menu, click Layers > New Raster Layer.

32.  Open up the photo that you would like to frame.  Edit > Copy.

33.  Click back on the frame image.  In the top menu, click Edit > Paste > Paste into Selection

34.  In the Layer Palette, drag the layer down to the bottom.

35.  Now save this as a JPEG.  File > Save As.

 

Here is a variation.

 
 



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