Tangent Frame & SB

Marianne's Creations - October, 2009

This tutorial is for non-profit use only.

 

This tutorial is my own creation.

Any resemblance to any other

tutorials is unintentional and

coincidental.

 

Written for PSP X2

 

Skill level: Intermediate

 

Plugins Needed:

Simple Plugins - Top Left Mirror 

Available here

Filters Unlimited - Pattern Generators

Available here

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

Available here

FM Tile Tools - Available here

 

Supplies Needed:

1 Graphic - Width 400 X Height 300 pixels 

1 Gold or Silver pattern 

 

  

Preparation:

Install plugins, if needed.

 

Performance Notes:

All settings will remain the same,

unless new or revised settings

are given.

  
 

 

Here is a arrow you can drag and drop when you

need to mark where you are. .
Just left click and drag to where you want it then let

go. It will stay where ever you put it, until you close

your browser.

 

Let's begin

 

Frame:

1.  File > Open

Open graphic of choice.

 

2.  Window > Duplicate (Shift+D)

Close orginal

 

3. Image > Resize

Settings:

Resample using = Smart Size

Lock aspect ratio = Checked

Resize all layers = Checked

Width = 400 pixels

Height = 300 pixels

*Note - Your image must be

Width 400 X Height 300 pixels.

If you prefer to use the crop tool,

The exact dimensions to crop is 

Width 400 X Height 300 pixels.

 

4. Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen

 

5. Dropper Tool

Left click and select a light color

for your Foreground color.

Right click and select a dark color

for your Background color.

 

6. Materials Palette

Set your Foreground to a Gold

or Silver Pattern

Settings:

Angle = 0

Scale = 100

 

7. Selections > Select All

 

8. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

9. Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout

Settings:

Vertical = 0

Horizontal = 0

Opacity = 80

Blur = 30

Shadow color = Black

Fill interior with color = Not Checked

 

10. Layers > Merge > Merge Down

 

11. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Symmetric = Checked

Size in pixels = 1

Color = Your dark color

 

12. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 5

Color = Your light color

 

13. Magic Wand Tool

Settings:

Mode = Replace

Match mode = RGB Value

Tolerance = 0

Use all layers = Unchecked

Contiguous = Checked

Feather = 0

Anti-alias = Checked

Outside = Selected

Select 5 pixel border

 

14. Flood Fill Tool

 Settings: 

Match mode = None

Use all layers = Not Checked

Blend mode = Normal

Opacity = 100

Left click to fill selection with

your Gold or Silver pattern

 

15. Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

Settings:

Bevel = Bevel # 2

Width = 5

Smoothness = 15

Depth = 3

Ambience = 0

Shininess = 40

Color = White

Angle = 315

Intensity = 35

Elevation = 40

 

16. Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen

 

17. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 1

Color = Your dark color

 

18. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 15

Color = Your light color

 

19. Magic Wand Tool

Select 15 pixel border

 

20. Effects > Plugins > I.C.NET Software >

Filters Unlimited 2.0 > Pattern Generators >

Tangent Pattern (seamless)

Settings:

(Default)

Variation 1 = 181

Variation 2 = 180

Red = 107

Green = 107

Blue = 109

 

21. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

22. Flood Fill Tool

Right click to fill border with your dark color

 

23. Layers Palette

Reduce opacity to 40

 

24. Layers > Merge > Merge Down

 

25. Effects > Plugins > FM Tile Tools >

Blend Emboss

Settings:

(Default)

horiz. Offset = -1000

Vert. Offset = -1000

Intensity = 0.250

Gray Level = 64

Red Blend = 0.938

Green Blend = 0.938

Blue Blend = 0.938

Edge Wrap = Checked

 

26. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 1

Color = Your dark color

 

27. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 5

Color = Your light color

 

28. Magic Wand Tool

Select 5 pixel border

 

29. Flood Fill Tool

Left click to fill selection with

your Gold or Silver pattern

 

30. Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

 

31. Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen

 

32. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 1

Color = Your dark color

 

33. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 20

Color = Your light color

 

34. Magic Wand Tool

Select 20 pixel border

 

35. Effects > Plugins > I.C.NET Software >

Filters Unlimited 2.0 > Pattern Generators >

Tangent Pattern (seamless)

 

36. Effects > Plugins >

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II > Pool Shadow

Settings:

(Default)

Diagonal = 50

Center = 50

Horizontal = 50

Diagonal = 50

Horizontal = 50

Vertical = 50

Intensity = 128

Lightness = 128

 

37. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

38.  Materials Palette

Swap your Foreground

and Background layers around by

clicking on the small upper arrows.

*Note - Your Background should

now be your light color

 

39. Flood Fill Tool

Right  click to fill selection with

your light color

 

40. Layers Palette

Reduce opacity to 50

 

41. Layers > Merge > Merge Down

 

42. Effects > Plugins > FM Tile Tools >

Blend Emboss

 

43. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 1

Color = Your dark color

 

44. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 5

Color = Your light color

 

45. Magic Wand Tool

Select 5 pixel border

 

46. Flood Fill Tool

Left click to fill selection with

your Gold or Silver pattern

 

47. Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

 

48. Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen

 

49. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 1

Color = Your dark color

 

50. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 25

Color = Your light color

 

51. Magic Wand Tool

Select 25 pixel border

 

52. Effects > Plugins > I.C.NET Software >

Filters Unlimited 2.0 > Pattern Generators >

Tangent Pattern (seamless)

 

53. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

54. Materials Palette

Swap your Foreground

and Background layers around by

clicking on the small upper arrows.

*Note - Your Background should

now be your dark color

 

55. Flood Fill Tool

Right  click to fill selection with

your dark color

 

56. Layers Palette

Reduce opacity to 70

 

57. Layers > Merge > Merge Down

 

58. Effects > Plugins > FM Tile Tools >

Blend Emboss

 

59. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 1

Color = Your dark color

 

60. Image > Add Borders

Settings:

Size in pixels = 5

Color = Your light color

 

61. Magic Wand Tool

Select 5 pixel border

 

62. Flood Fill Tool

Left click to fill selection with

your Gold or Silver pattern

 

63. Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel

 

64. Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen

 

65. Selection Tool > Custom Selection

Settings:

Top = 0

Left = 0

Right = 87

Bottom = 87

 

66. Edit Copy

 

67. Edit > Paste As New image

*Note - You may need this image

later in the tutorial.

 

68. Activate working canvas

 

69. Selection Tool > Custom Selection

Settings:

Top = 37

Left = 37

Right = 124

Bottom = 124

 

70. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

71. Edit > Paste Into Selection

*Note - The little square we pasted earlier

should be on your clipboard. 

If not, activate the square and

Edit > Copy, then proceed with Step 71.

 

72. Image > Mirror

 

73. Image > Flip

 

74. Selections > Select None

 

75. Effects > Plugins > Simple > Top Left Mirror

 

76. Layers > Merge > Merge Down

 

77. Selection Tool > Custom Selection

Settings:

Top = 5

Left = 5

Right = 92

Bottom = 92

 

78. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

79. Edit > Paste Into Selection

*Note - The little square we pasted earlier

should be on your clipboard. 

If not, activate the square and

Edit > Copy, then proceed with Step 79.

 

80. Image > Mirror

 

81. Image > Flip

 

82. Selections > Select None

 

83. Effects > Plugins > Simple > Top Left Mirror

 

84. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

85. Add your watermark

 

86. Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

 

87. File > Export > JPEG Optimizer

Settings:

Set compression value to 10-15,

or to your preferred compression

 

*Note - Do not close Frame.

 

Background & Side Bar:

 

*Note - Still working with your Frame image.

 

1. Selection Tool > Custom Selection

Settings:

Top = 150

Left = 0

Right = 86

Bottom = 324

 

2. Edit > Copy

 

3. Edit > Paste As New Image

 

4. Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling

Settings:

Edge = Checked

Vertical = Checked

Width = 50

Transition = 50

 

5. Image > Canvas Size

Settings: 

Width = 1800 pixels ( or preferred width)

Height = 174 pixels

Lock aspect ratio = Unchecked

Placement = Left center arrow

 

6. Effects > 3D Effects > Drop Shadow

Settings:

Vertical = 0 

Horizontal = 0

Opacity = 60

Blur = 15

Shadow on new layer = Checked

 

7. Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling

 *Note - Only the drop shadow will be tiled.

 

8. Layers > Merge > Merge Visible

 

9. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

10. Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom

 

11. Materials Palette

Swap your Foreground

and Background layers around by

clicking on the small upper arrows.

*Note - Your Background should

now be your light color

 

12. Flood Fill Tool

Right click to fill layer with

your light color

 

13. Effects > Texture Effects > Blinds

Settings:

Width = 3

Opacity = 20

Color = Your dark color

Horizontal = Not Checked

Light from left/top = Checked

 

14. Layers > New Raster Layer

 

15. Flood Fill Tool

 Right click to fill layer with

your light color

 

16. Layers Palette

Reduce opacity to 30

 

17. File > Export > JPEG Optimizer

Settings:

Set compression value to 15,

or to your preferred compression

 

All finished !! You're now ready to

assemble for Incredimail or

Outlook Express.

I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

 

I would like to thank the wonderful testers

at CTT.  Their time, talent & encouragement

are greatly appreciated.

They are:

Diane (LBM Creations), PaulaDean (Elite Letters & Tags),

Lane (Letters by Lane), Joyce (Joy-Creations), Sonja,

Cheryl (gnarlee), CeCelia (CeCelia Robinson's Designs)

Zinnia (Zinnees), Karen (ksaKreations), Tracy (TLB),

Jan (Jan's PSP Palette), Deanne (Deanne's Designs). 

 

I'd love to see your results if you try

my tutorial. Please send them to:

 

You are free to share my tutorial

as you like, but please do not

upload them to any website or

group files without asking me first.

 

 

Thanks!

Marianne Giles

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