Scalloped QuickPage

You can click on the image to download the psp file of my quick page, if you would like.

I own the intellectual copyright for the written tutorial.  What you make is yours, but please do not take my tutorial.  Share only my link.

This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to create a scalloped quick page.  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!

1.  You need to choose a photo to work from to create your backgrounds.  SHIFT+Duplicate.  Make 3 duplicates.  Close the original.

2.  On the first copy, use the Simply Plaid tutorial to create a plaid tile (size=200 x 200).

3.  On the second photo copy, use the 12 by 12 tutorial to get a 12 by 12 image (stop at Step 6).

4.  On the same image from last step, use the Scallop Bars Tutorial to get a one-sided Scalloped background (stop at Step 4)

5.  Continuing with this same image,  Layers > New Raster Layer.

6.  Click on the Selection tool.  In the selection tool toolbar at the top, there is a custom selection icon.  Click on that.  Change the top = 150, left = 300, right = 700, bottom = 450.

7.  Flood-fill with a color of your choice.

8.  Selections > invert

9.  Effects > 3D Effects > drop Shadow.  apply these settings:  V&H = 2, Opacity =65, blur = 3, color = black

10.  Apply the drop shadow again, but change the V&H to - 2

11.  Selections > Invert

12.  Selections > Modify > Contract Selection   Contract by 5 pixels

13.  Layers > New Raster Layer

14.  In the Material Properties, set the pattern to the plaid tile that you made.  Angle = 0, size = 100

15.  Flood-fill the selection on the new layer with the plaid tile.

16.  Selections > Modify > Contract Selection.  Contract by 20 pixels

17.  Press the delete key.  You will see the color layer below it.

18.  Selections > None

19.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel.  Bevel as shown below, width = 8, smoothness = 15, depth = 3, ambience = 0, shininess = 15, color = white, angle = 315, intensity = 35, elevation = 50

20.  With the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Flood-fill with the color of your choice.

21.  In the Layer Palette, click on the middle layer (the color of your choice layer)

22.  Selections > Modify > Contract Selection  Contract by 8 pixels.

22.  Press the delete key.

23.  Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout   V&H = 0, Opacity = 75, Blur = 15, Color = black.

24.  Right-click on the top layer and choose Merge > Merge Down.

25.  Choose the selection tool.  In the tool bar, click on the Custom Selection.  Top = 500, left = 550, right = 800, bottom = 750.

26.  Layers > New Raster Layer.

27.  REPEAT Steps 7 - 24 on this square selection (you're making a second frame).

28.  If you still have a selection, Selections > Select None

29.  Image > Free Rotate.  Choose LEFT, Free = 15 degrees.  Be sure to UNCHECK all layers and UNCHECK Rotate single layer around canvas center.

30.  Right-click on the top, rotated frame and choose Duplicate.

31.  Image > Mirror

32.  With the mover tool, move the left frame towards the right to center the two frames below the top one.

To insert an image into one of the frames:

33.  With the magic wand click inside one of the frames (be sure the layer palette is set for that frame layer)

34.  Selections > Modify > Expand Selection.  Expand by 30 pixels.

35.  Open the photo you want to use.  Edit > Copy.

36.  Click back on the quick page image.  In the Layer palette, click on the layer BELOW the frame.

37.  Layer > New Raster Layer.

38.  Edit > Paste Into Selection.

39.  Repeat Steps 33 - 38 to fill in the rest of the frames.

40.  Now save this as a JPEG.  File > Export > JPEG Optimizer.  And your scrapbook page is ready to print out!







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