Candy Cane Frame
PSP X - Beginner Level
This tutorial is simple and could be done in any version.
Image of choice - a darker image shows the candy cane up much better.
Filters: Eye Candy 3.1 and Andrews Sandflower Specials - Sparkle 003
Gold pattern of choice
Candy Cane tube - download
NOTE: Please keep the name of the tube artist in tact - thank you!
1 - Open your image, duplicate twice and close the original. Minimize 1 copy for now.
2 - Set Foreground to a gold pattern.
3 - Image > Add Border - 3 px
4 - Select the border and flood fill with your gold pattern.
5 - Selections > Invert
6 - Effects > Plugins> Eye Candy 3.1 > Inner Bevel - see screenshot below:
7 - Selections > Select none
8 - Image > Add Border - 30 px and keep selected
9 - Open your minimized image and Copy
10 - Back to the working image and Paste into Selection
11 - Adjust Blur > Gaussian Blur - Radius 22
12 - Keep Selected
13 - Effects > 3D Effects > Buttonize
Settings: H and V 1, Opacity 100 and check Transparent
14 - Selections > Select None
15 - Image > Add Border - 3 px and Flood fill with gold pattern
16 - Selections > Select None
17 - Image > Add Borders > 60 px and select with magic wand
18 - Copy your minimized image and back to the working image - Paste into Selection
19 - Keep Selected
20 - Adjust Blur > Gaussian Blur - Radius 22
21 - Keep Selected
22 - Effects > Plugins > Andrew's Sandflower Specials > Sparkle 003
Set this randomly or to your liking to fill in this frame part.
23 - Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel - see screen shot below:
24 - Selections > Select None
25 - Image > Add Borders > 3 px and flood fill with your gold pattern.
26 - Selections > Select None
The purpose of this frame was to have the Candy Cane
hanging on the corner of the frame. :o)
27 - I copied the tube to the frame as a new layer and re-sized it by 70%
28 - Image > Free Rotate > see screenshot below
29 - Add a small drop shadow - this depending on your color and what you like.
30 - Duplicate this image and then > Image > Mirror
31 - Merge the 2 layers with the candy canes on them.
32 - Still having my 2 layers open, I went back to the main image layer
and erased the corners so the frame was exposed,
thus making the candy canes appear to be
hanging on the inner frame. :o)
33 - Add watermark, re-size and save as a jpg.
And we are finished. I hope you have enjoyed this simple tutorial *S*
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
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