Tutorial By Marleschka
This tutorial was made in PSP X2 but can be done in any version. For this tutorial you will need a tube or a pic and you can get the one I used Here
Leave the selections in the folder and find them in your selection list. Bring up the brush in PSP and go to File, Export, Custom Brush, name it precious-times and save it. Place the mask in your masks folder.
Of course if you wish to use your own tube then please do. You will also need the filter Filters Unlimited2. but only for the frame so if you don’t have or want the filter then just use a nice inner bevel.
( 1 ) Open a new 700 x 525 transparent Image. Choose a light Foreground color & a dark Background color from your tubes, here I used foreground on #e5cb9a, & background on #250e20.
( 2 ) In your foreground make a Sunburst Gradient, Horizontal and Vertical on 50, Link center and focal points checked. Flood fill your canvas.
( 3 ) Bring up the jpg ‘image196’ Layers promote background layer. Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask From Disc and apply the 20/20 mask. Layers Merge, Merge Group. Copy.
( 4 ) Back to your image. New layer, selections, select all and paste into selection. Selections, select none.
( 5 ) Adjust Blur, Radial Blur, with these settings. Blur Type, Twirl, Blur, Strength: 67, Twirl degrees: 50, Elliptical checked, Center, Horizontal offset: 3, Vertical offset: -12, Protect center: 10. Image mirror.
( 6 ) New layer. Selections, Load/Save Selection, Load Selection From Disc and load precious-times1.
( 7 ) Flood fill with your dark color, selections modify contact by 3 and flood fill with your gradient. Selections, select none. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50%.
( 8 ) New layer. Selections, Load/Save Selection, Load Selection From Disc and load precious-times2.
( 9 ) Flood fill with your dark color, selections modify contact by 3 and flood fill with your gradient. Selections, select none. Lower the opacity of this layer to 50%.
( 10 ) Edit, Paste As A New Layer. (Your image is still in the memory) Image resize and resize by 75%, all layers unchecked, and again at 90%. Place her to the left (see my image)
( 11) Layers duplicate and image mirror. Image resize and resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Drag this layer below the frame, should be raster 4. Place her with your deformation (pic) tool nicely behind the frame. (see my image.) Drag it down a little. Place the opacity of this layer on 85.
( 12 ) Take your freehand selection tool, set to point to point and make a selection all the way around the frame, selections invert and hit delete on your keyboard.
( 13 ) Take your eraser tool set to size 90, hardness 0, and opacity 50 and erase the cat from the picture.
( 14 ) Go back to the original lady layer and duplicate, layers merge, merge down. Take your eraser tool set to size 80, hardness 0 and opacity 50. Right click on the clock so it shows up brighter.
( 15 ) Click on your Radial Blur layer. With your pen tool set to, Mode, point to point, Create as Vector, Line style solid, width size 3 and your foreground color on your dark color, draw a line down behind the small frame on the right, watch your numbers so you get it straight. Convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects chisel with these settings, size 6, transparent and color, your dark color. Move it with your deformation (pic) tool so it lines up with the edge of the frame.
( 16 ) Layers duplicate, Image mirror and move it in line with the edge of the large frame.
( 17 ) Back to your top layer. New Layer. Take your brush tool and find the brush ‘precious-times’ you saved at the beginning of this tutorial. Change the size to 300, your foreground on your light color and stamp the brush in the bottom right corner. Lower the opacity to 50.
( 18 ) Layers duplicate and image mirror. With your deformation (pic) tool make is smaller. (see my image)
( 19 ) New Layer and stamp the brush again, anywhere on your image. Take your freehand selection tool, same settings and select the top left leaves and stork only, selections invert, hit delete on your keyboard. Selections select none.
( 20 ) Image mirror and place it in the top center of your image (see my image) Duplicate this layer and move it down to the bottom. Duplicate again, image mirror and move it to the center.
( 21 ) Take your pen tool again, same settings and draw a line across the top of the right frame then go to your text tool and find the font I supplied or one of your own. Size 42 and your background on your light color, hover over the line till it arcs and type Precious Times and apply. Go to your layer pallett and click on the cross of vector one and then close the eye of New Path. Convert to a raster layer. Effects 3d effects, dropshadow with these settings, V & H -1, Opacity 100, blur 1 and color black. Lower the opacity of this layer to 75%.
( 22 ) Layers merge, merge visible. Effects Filters Unlimited2, Buttons and Frames, 3D Glass Frame 1, Frame Size 25, Contrast 65.
( 23 ) Now apply the copyright text which should look like this © Cris Ortega http://crisortega.com Please do not forget to do this. She is very generous with the use of her art. Add your name if you wish. Save as a jpg and you are finished.