Glass and Chrome Frame




Welcome to my tutorial. *S*

This tutorial was written in V8

Although simple, this is for the intermediate/advanced PSP user
as I have no screen shots on this frame. But I also found out
that trying is the best way to learn. *S*


This tutorial was written by me and is İmomentzdesignz
Any other tutorial that looks similar is purely coincidental
and no infringement of any other artist is intended.


For this tutorial you will need the following:

PSP 8
Eye Candy 3

Gold foil pattern



An image of your choice.


1 - Open your image and duplicate twice
2 - Minimize 1 copy for now
**We will be using this one for our glass pattern
3 - Foreground - Light colour from your image
4 - Background - open your Gold Foil pattern

5 - Image > Add white border - 4 px
6 - Highlight with magic wand
7 - Flood fill with background pattern
8 - Selections > invert
9 - Effects > 3D effects > Inner Bevel
bevel #2, width 20, smoothness 0, depth 12, ambience -35,
shininess 0, color: white angle 315, intensity 45, elevation 90
10 - Effects > 3D effects > Cutout
V & H 2, Opacity 70, Blur 5, shadow color #808080
11 - Repeat cutout only change the V & H to -2
12 - Selections > Select none

13 - Image > Add white border - 4 px
14 - Highlight with magic wand
15 - Flood fill with foreground colour
16 - Selections > Select None

17 - Image > Add white border - 4 px
18 - Highlight with magic wand
19 - Flood fill with background pattern
20 - Selections > invert
21 - Effects > 3D effects > Inner Bevel
bevel #2, width 20, smoothness 0, depth 12, ambience -35,shininess 0,
color: white angle 315, intensity 45, elevation 90
22 - Selections > Select none

23 - Selections > Select All
24 - Selections > Modify > Contract by 12
25 - Selections > Invert
26 - Effects > Artistic Effects > Chrome
Settings: Flaws 8, brightness 99, use original colour - checked
27 - Selections > Select none

28 - Image > Add border - 36 px
29 - Foreground pattern - look for the 2nd image you minimized and
put this in the pattern box
30 - Using your magic wand, highlight the border and flood fill with this pattern
31 - Keep Selected

32 - Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 3 > Glass
Settings: bevel width 8, bevel shape - rounded, flaw spacing 124, flaw thickness 67,
opacity 22, refraction 14, color - white, highlight brightness 46, highlight sharpness 23, direction 35, inclination 39
33 - Selections > Select none

34 - Repeat steps 5 through 22 for the 3 small 4 px borders.
* NOTE: you can omit lines 10 and 11, unless you feel you need to use the cutout.
35 - Selections > Select none

36 - Add your watermark and
37 - Merge all layers
38 - Save as a .jpg
Note: Since the frame is plenty wide, you can add decorative corners if you wish.


And we are finished. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial *S*

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

İmomentzdesignz 1999




This tutorial was tested by my dear friend Audra - Thank you! *S*
Below is her beautiful result.




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