Poinsettia Masked & Framed
PSP X - Intermediate Level
This tutorial could be done in any version.
Image of choice
Mask - preferably a square one
Gold or Silver pattern
Filter: Eye Candy 5 - Textures
Filter: FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss
1 - Open your image, duplicate and close the original.
2 - Set Foreground to a color from your image and
Background to your chosen pattern.
3 - Image > Add Border - 10 px and flood fill with your pattern - Keep Selected
4 - Effects > 3D Effects > Outer Bevel - see screenshot below
5 - Selections > Select none
6 - Image > Add Border - 50 px and Flood fill with your chosen color - Keep Selected
7 - Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel - see screen shot below
8 - Layers > New Raster Layer
9 - Flood fill this layer with your pattern - Keep Selected
10 - Selections > Invert
11 - Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow - see screen shot below:
12 - Repeat the Drop Shadow - changing the V & H to -4
13 - Selections > Invert and Keep Selected
14 - Layers > Load Mask from Disk ... this can be your choice and I used "deecornerart1"
15 - Layers > Merge > Merge Group - Keep Selected
16 - Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 5 Textures > Texture Noise > Diamond Noise
NOTE: You can set this to whatever brings out the colors of your image the best.
17 - Keep selected and use the same plugin> only select > Subtle Shadows
18 - Effects > Plugins > FM Tile Tools > Blend Emboss
19 - Adjust > Sharpness > Unsharp Mask
Settings: Radius 25.75, Strength 17, Clipping 25 and 'check' Luminance only
20 - Selections > Select None
21 - Image > Add Borders > 10 px and flood fill with your pattern and Keep Selected
22 - Repeat the Outer Bevel as we did in Step #5
23 - Selections > Select None
24 - Image > Add Borders > 10 px and flood fill with your color and Keep Selected
25 - Repeat the Outer Bevel as we did in Step #5
26 - Selections > Select None
27 - Decorative corners may be added if you wish.
22 - Add watermark, re-size 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.
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