B&W Perspective Frame
by Robert M. Sevigny
Done with Paint Shop Pro V9 & SuperBladePro (can be done without SBP)
Create a folder on your hard drive in a place you are comfortable with, unzip the frame image (4flwmirror.jpg), glass tiles, and photo of Fred & Ginger to this folder.
Create another folder in your SBP presets folder (Leaded is a good name) and unzip the Leading_2.q5q preset & Crumples .bmp to this folder.
Open frame image and duplicate [Shift + D]
With frame image active go to; Effects / Edge Effects / Find All
The frame should now look similar to this. (only small section shown)
Go to; Effects / Edge Effects / Erode
The frame should now look similar to this.
Get your Magic Wand;
Match your Magic Wand settings on the top tool bar to this example;
Click on any black line in the frame, you should now have the marching ants surrounding all parts of the frame like this example;
NOTE: Double check closely that all parts of the frame have ants marching around them, if any do not, hold down the Shift Key and click on the errant sections.
When you are certain all parts of the frame are selected and while the ants are marching go to Edit / copy.
Then paste the copy as a new image; Edit / Paste / Paste as a New Image.
Close the old copy (no need to save this copy unless your sentimental) LOL
The new image should look similar to this;
NOTE: For safety it is a good idea to save a copy of your work at this point and the frame itself as a pspimage.
Check and make sure we are together by going to View / Zoom / Zoom to 100%
Then check the lower right corner of your screen (above your clock) and make sure your image size is the same as below; (or within 2 or 3 on each dimension)
Go to Edit / Resize and match your setting to the example below;
Click OK (size now = 447 X 648)
Save your work, minimize this frame so the workspace is open for the next step
Open the Fred & Ginger image, duplicate [Shift Key + D] and close the original.
Resize the image using the same settings as used on the frame.
Go to Adjust on the top tool bar, Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen
Image (F&G) should now be 422 X 520.
Resize the image once more, this time 90%, Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen
Image (F&G) should now be 380 X 468.
Copy the Image, Edit / Copy
Expand the frame and paste the F&G image to the frame as a new layer.
Using your layer palette click on layer 2 hold and drag it down until the black line shows under layer 1, then release the mouse button.
Use your move tool
To position the image in the center of the frame (as per the image at the top of the tut) This is to give you an idea of the areas that need to be cut out of the picture so it does not show outside the frame.
With your rectangle selection tool (it’s with your magic wand menu) draw a rectangle across the top of the image and hit delete. Then draw a square around the bottom left corner hit delete and do the same for the bottom right.
Make layer 1 active by clicking on it in the layer palette and draw a line with the pen tool (Foreground Black, Width 5) across the bottom of the F&G image so there will be a frame section.
Make layer 2 active, make a copy of it and paste as a new image. (Save for safety)
Delete layer 2 from the Frame by right clicking on it in the layer palette and selecting delete from the pop-up menu.
Right click on the Vector 1 layer (In the Layer Palette) and convert it to a Raster Layer from the menu that pops-up.
Go to Layers on the top tool bar, Layer / Merge / Merge All Flatten.
Now the frame and the addition are all one frame.
Again using the Magic Wand (same settings as above) select the frame and double check that all sections have marching ants around them. Then go to Edit / Copy and then again Edit / Paste / Paste as a New Image. (Save for Safety)
NOTE: Make sure your crossbar section came thru whole, if not go back to the image you copied from and hold your shift key while clicking on it with the magic wand so that the ants cover all of it and the frame, then paste a new image.
Close the old frame Image, and use the new one for the rest of the tutorial.
OK! Let’s go lead the frame
NOTE: If you do not have SBP the frame will suffice as is and you can continue the tutorial after the SBP instructions.
Go to Effects / Plugins / Flaming Pear / SuperBladePro
Click on the button shown to navigate to the folder you saved the leaded preset in.
Double click the folder to open it and double click the Leading_2.q5q preset. SBP will then ask you for the location of the Crumples.bmp, direct it back to the same folder and double click the .bmp. Click OK to apply the filter.
NOTE: (Save your Work)
Add a new layer to the project, Layers / New Raster Layer.
Make layer 1 active; using the magic wand and holding the Shift Key down click in all the area’s that have black glass in them. Then go to Selections on the top tool bar.
Selections / Modify / Expand.
Expand the selected area by 2 pixels
Open the B1.jpg to the workspace, go to the Materials palette and change the foreground to Pattern.
Click on whatever pattern shows up and change it to the B1.jpg in the Material Properties menu by first clicking on the bar to the right of the existing pattern to show the choices menu and clicking on the B1.jpg
Make the layer Raster 2 active by clicking on it in the layers palette. Using the flood fill tool fill all the selected areas. When finished go to Selections on the top tool bar, Selections / Select None.
Close the B1.jpg and open the W1.jpg. Go to the Materials palette and change the foreground to the W1.jpg
Make the layer Raster 1 active, select the sections W1.jpg will be used in, expand the selections 2 pixels, Make layer Raster 2 active and fill the selected areas.
Repeat all for W2.jpg.
NOTE: (Save your Work)
Open the image of Fred and Ginger that you “cut to fit” the frame, copy it and paste as a new layer in the frame. This will now be Raster3 in the layer palette and will need to be moved underneath the other two by clicking on Raster 3 in the layer palette, holding down the mouse button and dragging it under the other 2 layers.
With Raster 3 active, use the move tool to position the picture in the frame.
Move Raster 2 so it is between 1 & 3 and your palette reads 1, 2, 3 from the top down.
When the picture is to your liking, go to layers on the top tool bar. Layers / Merge / Merge All (flatten)
If you have any questions or would like to thank Robert for the tutorial, please send him email.