Requirements

Note: To do this one in colors see my "Frame For Kalyn" tutorial

*Paint Shop Pro - Free Trial
*Greg's Factory Output Vol. 1 - Blow Out
*A graphic - No tubes

Supplies


-
Scribe 4way mirror - filter
-beckymask772 Mask
Put into the "My PSP" Masks folder
-
SSGold1 - Pattern
Put into the "My PSP" Patterns folder

*
This tutorial was created with Paint Shop Pro 9
*Do not deselect until instructed to do so
*Settings will remain the same as last used unless otherwise noted
PREPARATION

1. Launch Paint Shop Pro and open the graphic

2. Shift+D to duplicate it two times

3. Close the original

4. Minimize one of the copies

Working with the remaining copy

5. Image>Resize Settings:
No greater than 300 pixels on the largest side
Lock aspect ratio: checked
Resize using: checked
Smart Size is selected
Maintain original print size: not checked
Resize all layers is checked

6. Set the Foreground and Stroke Properties in the Materials Palette to Pattern Settings:
SSGold1
Angle 0
Scale 100

FRAME FOR SIDE BORDER

Back to the maximized copy

1. Image>Add Borders Settings:
1 pixel
Symmetric is checked
Color is black

2. Image>Add Borders Settings:
3 pixels
Color is white

3. Activate the Magic Wand Tool Settings:
Mode: Add (Shift)
Match mode: RGB Value
Tolerance: 20
Use all layers is not checked
Contiguous is checked
Feather: 0
Anti-alias is checked
Inside is selected

4. Select the border

5. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F) Settings:
Match mode: None
Use all layers is not checked
Blend mode: Normal
Opacity: 100

6. Left click the selection to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

7. Selections>Select None

8. Image>Add Borders Settings:
1 pixel
Color is black

9. Image>Add Borders Settings:
5 pixels
Color is white

10. Activate the Magic Wand Tool

11. Select the border

12. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F)

13. Left click the selection to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

14. Selections>Select None

15. Image>Add Borders Settings:
1 pixel
Color is black

16. Image>Add Borders Settings:
20 pixels
Color is white

17. Activate the Magic Wand Tool

18. Select the border

19. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F)

Left click the selection to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

20. Effects>Plugins>Greg's Factory Output Vol. 1 - Blow Out Settings:
Frequency 128
Amplitude 176
Phase 0

21. Effects>3D Effects>Inner Bevel Settings:








22. Selections>Select None

23. Image>Add Borders Settings:
1 pixel
Color is black

24. Image>Add Borders Settings:
3 pixels
Color is white

25. Activate the Magic Wand Tool

26. Select the border

27. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F)

28. Left click the selection to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

29. Selections>Select None

30. Image>Add Borders Settings:
1 pixel
Color is black

31. Image>Add Borders Settings:
5 pixels
Color is white

32. Activate the Magic Wand Tool

33. Select the border

34. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F)

35. Left click the selection to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

36. Selections>Select None

37. Image>Add Borders Settings:
1 pixel
Color is black

38. Image>Add Borders Settings:
40 pixels
Color is white

39. Activate the Magic Wand Tool

40. Select the border

41. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F)

42. Left click the selection to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

43. Effects>Plugins>Scribe - 4way mirror Settings:
Control 0 128
Control 2 128

44. Effects>3D Effects>Inner Bevel

45. Selections>Select None

46. Image>Add Borders Settings:
1 pixel
Color is black

47. Image>Add Borders Settings:
3 pixels
Color is white

48. Activate the Magic Wand Tool

49. Select the border

50. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F)

51. Left click the selection to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

52. Selections>Select None

53. Image>Add Borders Settings:
1 pixel
Color is black

54. Image>Add Borders Settings:
5 pixels
Color is white

55. Activate the Magic Wand Tool

56. Select the border

57. Activate the Flood Fill Tool (F)

58. Left click the selection to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

59. Selections>Select None

60. Layers>New Raster Layer

61. Left click the canvas to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

62. Layers>Load/Save>Load Mask From Disk Settings:  
beckymask772
Source luminance clicked
Fit to layer clicked
Invert transparency not checked
Show all mask checked

63. Layers>Merge>Merge Group

64. Effects>3D Effects Drop Shadow Settings:








65. Layers>Merge>Merge Visible

66. Selections>Select All

67. Selections>Modify>Contract by 1

68. Selections>Invert

69. Flood fill with black

70. Selections>Select None

71. Image>Resize Settings:
380 pixels on the largest side
The number needs to be even

72. Adjust>Sharpness>Sharpen if needed

BACKGROUND BORDER

1. Image>Canvas Size Settings:
Width: 2,400 pixels or your preference
Height: Original Dimension shown + 20 pixels
Make a note of it
Lock aspect ratio is not checked
Left center placement arrow is clicked

2. Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow Settings:
Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 3  
Opacity: 80
Blur: 9
Color: black or another dark color from the graphic
Shadow on new layer is not checked

3. Minimize it

4. Maximize the unaltered copy of the graphic

5. Image>Resize Settings:
Width: will self adjust
Height: 1/2 the height noted in step 1 of this section

6. Effects>Image Effects>Seamless Tiling Settings:








7. Set this pattern in the Background and Fill Properties box of the Materials Palette Settings:
Angle: 0
Scale: 100

8. Minimize it

9. Maximize the Background Border strip

10. Layers>New Raster Layer

11. Layers>Arrange>Send To Bottom

12. Right click the canvas to flood fill it with the background pattern

13. Layers>New Raster Layer

14. Left click the canvas to flood fill it with the foreground pattern

15. Lower the opacity on the gold layer to between 70% and 90%
We want to see the graphic detail but also read text easily on it

16. Layers>Merge>Merge Down

17. Effects>Image effects>Seamless Tiling at default



18. Layers>New Raster Layer

19. Layers>Arrange>Bring to Top

20. Add your credit(s)

21. Layers>Merge>Merge All (Flatten)

22. Save as a JPEG and as the letter background


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