PATTERN FILL OVAL FRAME
Paint Shop Pro Tutorials by Karen
Having made myself a pattern fill rectangular frame, I decided to try an oval one.
The method is slightly different but the result is just as nice.
This is how I make my filled oval frames...
If you would like my dalmatian spot fill pattern right click it below and save on your computer.
To use, open in psp and minimise (click on the minus sign at the top)
It will now be temporarily available to use from your patterns pallette.
Ready?... let`s go...
Start a new image as in fig 1.
Make sure your solid fill background colour is also set at white ( pallette at top right of screen)otherwise you will get a nasty coloured line all round your finished frame.
Now click the selections tool, right click it and choose tool options. Set as fig 2.
Draw an oval inside the canvas (fig 3) then go edit /copy /edit /paste as new image(fig 4)
You can close the original image as we will be working on the new one.
Now draw another oval inside the first one,
leaving a margin all round as equally as possible. (fig 5)
Leaving the centre selected, click on the cutting tool (scissors) to remove the centre selection. Next click on the magic wand icon then click on the "frame" to select it all. (fig 6)
Go to effects /3D effects /sculpture and choose a fill pattern. (fig 7)
Keeping the frame selected, go to effects/3D effects/inner bevel. Make the settings as fig 8.
Now go to edit /copy / edit /paste as new image and you have your oval frame (fig 9)
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.
Remember to add the file extention code .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.
You can resize it in use if you wish, as it will reduce in size better than enlarge.
Try other fills and bevels for various effects...have fun!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial which was written for P.S.P V7 but should adapt for other versions.
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