Masked Texture Frame
tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on March 12, 2004.
It is property of and 2001-2004 to Whisper's Web Works.
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For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro 8  ~ download a trial version.
VM Filters ~ download here for the two needed for this tutorial,
or if you would like the full set - download here (3.35mb)
Mask ~ download here, unzip into your PSP Masks folder.
An image ~ download & unzip the one I used or use one of your own.

Open your image.

Shift+D twice - this should duplicate your image two times.

Close the original image.

Effects > Plug -ins > VM Distortion > Flipper > default settings.

Effects > Plug -ins > VM Distortion > FlipChop> default settings.

Minimize this image.

Set your styles boxes - one of them to solid fill white and the other to pattern, your chopped up image, angle 45, scale 50.

Band 1

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
1 symmetric
Black

Band 2

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
4 symmetric
Choose a medium color from your image, I am using #848450.  Remember this color by copying the number or adding it to your swatches.

Select your magic wand and set to 0 tolerance and feather, anti-alias unchecked.

Click inside your 4 pixel wide color border to select.

Selections > Invert.

Effects > 3D effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 15.0
Shadow color black
Fill interior UNchecked

Selections > Invert.

Add a new raster layer.

Flood fill the selection with white.

Layer > Load/Save Mask > Load from disk > ww-glitterfill1, fit to layer & Source Luminance selected > load.

For a lighter look leave as is, for a darker look Layers > Invert Mask/Adjustment.  I like the darker look with this image.

Selections . Select none.

Band 3

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
1 symmetric
Black

Band 4

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
10 symmetric
Same chosen medium color as before.

With your magic wand select the 10 pixel wide color border.

Add a new raster layer.

Flood fill the selection with white.

Layer > Load/Save Mask > Load from disk > ww-glitterfill1 > load.  Adjust if need be.

Selections > Select none.

Band 5

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
1 symmetric
Black

Band 6

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
20 symmetric
White

With your magic wand select the 20 pixel wide white border.

Flood fill the selection with the pattern.

Adjust > Blur > Gaussian Blur > 10 > ok.

Effects > Texture effects > Blinds > these settings:
Width 2
Opacity 35
Horizontal & Light UNchecked
Color black

Effects > 3D effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 5.0
Shadow color black
Fill interior UNchecked

Selections > Select none.

Band 7

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
1 symmetric
Black

Band 8

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
10 symmetric
Same chosen medium color as before.

With your magic wand select the 10 pixel wide color border.

Add a new raster layer.

Flood fill the selection with white.

Layer > Load/Save Mask > Load from disk > ww-glitterfill1 > load.  Adjust if need be.

Selections > Select none.

Band 9

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
1 symmetric
Black

Band 10

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
4 symmetric
Same chosen medium color as before.

With your magic wand select the 4 pixel wide color border.

Add a new raster layer.

Flood fill the selection with white.

Layer > Load/Save Mask > Load from disk > ww-glitterfill1 > load.  Adjust if need be.

Selections > Select none.

Band 11

Image > Add Borders > these settings:
Pixels
1 symmetric
Black

All done!

Save in your preferred format.

 

I have a large selection of masks & several of them are textures - you are welcome to check them out here.

Page 2 for other examples.

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