Just Another Frame
Tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on August 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,
email or elist without written permission directly from me. If you would like to share the url for this tutorial, you may do so without writing for permission, but I always welcome a "who, where" email.  Thank you.

For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro  ~ download a trial version.
DBS Flux ~ download here.
Main and edge images of choice or you can use the same ones that I am using.  Simply right click on each image and copy, then in PSP paste as a new image.

Minimize your wood tile.

In the Layer Palette right click on the background layer and Promote to Layer.

Image > Canvas size:
Add 50 to the height and width, each "side" should have 25 set so that the image is centered.

Effects > 3D Effects > Drop shadow > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 3
Opacity 50
Blur 3
Color black or dark brown

Effects > 3D Effects > Drop shadow > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical -1
Opacity 50
Blur 3
Color black or dark brown

Selections > Select all.

Selections > Modify > Contract > 27 > ok.

Selections > Invert.

Add a new raster layer and name it color.

Flood fill the selection with your color of choice, I am using #5C976C.

Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add noise > these settings:
Uniform
50%
Monochrome your choice, I have mine checked.

Effects > Plugins > dbs Flux > Blast > these settings:
Left
Percentage 20

Repeat the Blast but change the direction to Right.

Repeat the Blast but change the direction to Upwards.

Repeat the Blast but change the direction to Downwards.

Selections > Select none.

Right click on the color layer and Duplicate.

Layers > Arrange > Send to bottom.

Activate the color layer (should be the top layer).

Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add noise > these settings:
Uniform
50%
Monochrome your choice, I have mine checked.

Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur > 5.0 > ok.

On the color layer set the layer blend mode to Dissolve and adjust the opacity of the color layer to 50-75 %.

Activate the copy of color layer.

Effects > Texture Effects > Texture > these settings:
Wet fall leaves.bmp
Size 100
Smoothness 10
Depth 1-3
Ambience 0
Shininess 0
Color white
Angle 336
Intensity 50
Elevation 31

Set your foreground to:
Pattern
Wood tile
Angle 0
Size 100%

Image > Add borders > 5 pixels, symmetric, white.

Select your magic wand set at 0 tolerance and feather, click on the white border to select it.

Flood fill the selection with the wood pattern.

Effects > 3D Effects > Inner bevel > these settings:
#1 Angled
Width 10
Smoothness 15
Depth 3
Ambience 0
Shininess 10
Color white
Angle 310
Intensity 35
Elevation 40

Selections > Invert.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Horizontal & Vertical 0
Opacity 70
Blur 29
Color black

Selections > Select none.

Set your foreground to:
Pattern
Wood tile
Angle 90
Size 100%

Image > Add borders > 15 pixels, symmetric, white.

With your magic wand click on the white border to select it.

Flood fill the selection with the wood pattern.

Effects > 3D Effects > Inner bevel > these settings:
#2 Rounded
Width 10
Smoothness 15
Depth 3
Ambience 0
Shininess 10
Color white
Angle 310
Intensity 35
Elevation 40

Selections > Select none.

Set your foreground to:
Pattern
Wood tile
Angle 0
Size 100%

Image > Add borders > 5 pixels, symmetric, white.

With your magic wand click on the white border to select it.

Flood fill the selection with the wood pattern.

Effects > 3D Effects > Inner bevel > these settings:
#1 Angled
Width 10
Smoothness 15
Depth 3
Ambience 0
Shininess 10
Color white
Angle 310
Intensity 35
Elevation 40

Selections > Select none.

All finished!

 

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