The Gradiator 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:
VM Instant Art - Gradiator - download here
Eye Candy 3
Textured Gold pattern
Image of choice
NOTE: For this frame you will want a more centered image as we will be making
our frame on the leftover background.
Also, we have found in testing that there needs ammendments if
you are using a lighter image so there are "Ammended Notes"
in the areas below as necessary.
1 - Open your image, duplicate and close the original
2 - With your Selection Tool, draw a rectangle around the main center of your image
3 - Selections > Invert
4 - Effects > Distortion effects > Warp
Settings: H 0, V -4, Size 100, Strength -70
5 - Selections > Invert
6 - Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 3 > Drop Shadow
Settings: Distance 10, blur 10, direction, 315, opacity 90, Color - black
7 - Keep selected and repeat Eye Candy drop shadow ONLY changing the Direction to 156
8 - Selections > Select none
9 - Image > Add border - 5 px - white
10 - Use Magic wand and select your border and flood fill with your gold pattern
11 - Effects - 3D effects > Inner Bevel
Settings: Bevel #2, width 16, smoothness 40, depth 10, ambience 0, shininess 10,
color - white, angle 315, intensity 49 and elevation 30
12 - Selections > Select none
13 - Image > Add border - 35 px, white
14 - Select the border with your magic wand
15 - Effects > Plugins > VM Instant Art > Gradiator
Settings: Mode 87, Line 143, Hue 30
"Ammendent for lighter image"
(a)Apply the Gradiator filter > adjust settings to suit your graphic
(b)Adjust>Blur>Gaussian Blur >Adjust to suit your graphic
16 - Click ok and Keep Selected
17 - Effects > Artistic Effects > Aged Newspaper
Amount to age - 10
18 - Keep Selected
19 - Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize
Settings: Hue 20 and Saturation 136
20 - Effects > 3D Effects > Outer Bevel
Bevel #5, width 20, smoothness 5, depth 22, ambience -3, shininess 11,
color - white, angle 1, intensity 43 and elevation 36
21 - Selections > Select none
22 - Image add border - 5 px, white
23 - Select border with magic wand
24 - Flood fill with your gold texture and keep selected
25 - Effects > 3D Effects > Inner bevel
*Same settings as we used in #11
"Ammendent for lighter image"
(c)Use these settings--V & H-2, O-87, B-12
(d)Repeat Cutout, but change V & H to -2
26 - Selections > Select none
27 - 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.
This tutorial was tested by my sister Dianne - Thank you! *S*
Below is her result using the options for a lighter graphic.
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