Flip Frame
tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on July 2, 2003.
It is property of and 2001-2003 to Whisper's Web Works.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site,
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This tutorial is written for v8 of PSP but you should have no problem using another version.

For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.

 

Open the image of your choice or use the one I am using.
Simply right click the image below, copy, then in PSP paste as a new image.

Set your colors to two colors from your image, I am using #6D2D2B and #F1DBDB.

Set your foreground to gradient, Foreground-Background, Linear, Angle and Repeats 0.

Image > Add borders > these settings:
Pixels
1 symmetric
A very light color from your image, I am using #FBF6FE

*Note - this is slightly different now in v8 - you get to chose your color in the border dialog box rather than worrying about what your background color is set at.

Image > Add borders > these settings:
Pixels
5 symmetric
A very dark color from your image, I am using #4A1919

Set your make wand at:
0 Tolerance
0 Feather

Click inside of the dark border.

Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel > these settings:
Bevel  Rounded
Width  14
Smoothness  15
Depth  3
Ambience  0
Shininess  50
Color  White
Angle  315
Intensity  40
Elevation  30

Selections > Invert.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 0
Opacity 100
Blur 15
Shadow color black

Selections > Select none.

Image > Add borders > these settings:
Pixels
30 symmetric
white

With your magic wand click inside the white border.

Selections > Load/Save selection > Save to Alpha channel > Save.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Adjust > Add/Remove noise > Add noise > these settings:
(In v7 it would be Effects > Noise > Add > uniform, 26%.)
Uniform
26%
Monochrome checked

Selections > Modify > Contract > 5 > ok.

Image > Flip.

Again.... Selections > Modify > Contract > 5 > ok.

Image > Flip.

Once more... Selections > Modify > Contract > 5 > ok.

Image > Flip.

Selections > Load/Save selection > Load from Alpha channel > Load.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 0
Opacity 50
Blur 15
Shadow color black

Selections > Select none.

Image > Add borders > these settings:
Pixels
5 symmetric
A very dark color from your image, I am using #4A1919 (same as the second color.)

With your magic wand click inside the outside dark border.

Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel > same settings.

Selections > Select none.

All done!

 

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