Gold Perspective Frame

Welcome to my tutorial *S*

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

This tutorial was written by me and is ©momentzdesignz
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:

Image of choice
Gold pattern - download
NOTE: For this frame you will want a centered image and
1 that is large enough to fit into the frame selection as above in my finished sample.

1 - Open your image, duplicate 3 times and close the original
2 - Minimize the images for now
3 - Set your Background to the Gold pattern

4 - Open a new transparent image 500 x 500 px
5 - View > Ruler and make a rectangle with the following co-ordinates:
50 to 450 across and 450 to 450 down and across

NOTE: This will give you a selection square inside the transparent image.

6 - Selections > Invert
7 - Flood fill your border with the gold pattern
8 - Keep Selected
9 - Effects > Geometric Effects > Perspective Vertical
Settings: Distortion 88 and check Transparent
10 - Selections > Select none
11 - Using your magic wand, select the gold border
12 - Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel > Metallic Preset
13 - Selections > Select none

14 - With your magic wand, select the large triangle for your main image
15 - Selections > Modify > Expand > 1
16 - Get your image and chose the center you wish to insert in the selection
17 - Edit > Copy > Paste into Selection
NOTE: If necessary, play with the image and get just the right part to display
in this part of the frame by making different selections.
18 - Selections > Select none

Filling the other 2 sections

19 - These we are going to fill as we did the 1st 1 only using different parts of the image
or the same with different texture effects. We don't want
these two parts to take from the main image but correspond with it.
NOTE: I simply made a new tile from the image and put it into my materials palette
and moved it around. If you do most steps on a new layer,
you can always move them around as you wish.
20 - Make a selection on each image and use as you think looks nice
21 - Select the triangle and do as we did in steps 14, 15, 16 and 17
22 - Selections > Select none

Since this is a plain frame, decorative corners can be used to enhance it.

23 - Layers > Merge > Merge all flatten
24 - Re-size, add your watermark and save as a .jpg

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

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

©momentzdesignz 1999

This tutorial was tested by my sister Dianne - Thank you! *S*
Below is her beautiful result.

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