PATTERN FILL FRAME
Paint Shop Pro Tutorials by Karen
I wanted a unique frame to use with photo`s in images, so had a go at making my own.
I was rather pleased with the result, so am showing you here how to make them...
If you would like to use my pattern fill tile, right click it below and save on your computer.
To use, open in psp and minimise (click the minus sign at the top)
It will now be temporarily available to use from your patterns pallette.
Ready?... lets go...
Start a new image as in fig 1.
Click on the selection tool icon, right click it and choose tool options. Settings as fig 2.
Close the dialogue box and drag the pointer downwards, drawing a rectangle within your canvas- leave a margin as equally as possible all around the selected area.
Release the mouse button and you should have a selected "frame" within the canvas. ( fig 3)
Keeping the centre rectangle selected, click the cutting tool (scissors) icon to remove the centre. The colour showing will depend on the last solid fill colour you used.(fig 4)
Click the magic wand icon then click on the "frame" to select it all.
Now go to effects/ texture effects / sculpture and choose a fill pattern. (fig 5)Click OK.
Keeping the frame selected, go to effects/3D effects/inner bevel and set as fig 6.
Click OK and you should have a frame shape filled with your pattern.
Keep the frame selected and go to edit/copy/edit/paste as new image.
This is your easy~peasy filled frame. (fig 7) ( yours will have a transparent background).
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial which was written for P.S.P V7 but should adjust for other versions.
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You can now tube it, save as P.S.P image or transparent gif to use with pictures.
Or save as a psp frame... go file / save as...
find and open your frames folder within psp, name your frame and save it...
make sure you add the file extention .pfr after the name or it won`t save properly as a frame!
We have made a large frame to accomodate most sizes of photo`s.
Simply resize it to fit your chosen photo, as it will reduce size better than enlarge.
Try using different fills and bevels for varying effects... have fun!