Materials: Paint Shop
Pro, gold or silver pattern of your choice, and a floral pattern
of your choice. The
Gallery has all sorts of goodies to explore.
HERE (They must be converted
to jpg files to use as a pattern)
1. Open a new image,
2. Choose one of the
floral patterns contained in the zip file. I chose the WP
3. Set your foreground
and background to black in your palette.
4. Go to your preset
shapes and select a shape you would like to use to make a frame.
Draw the shape fairly large on your image.
5. Select all, float,
defloat. Fill with a gold or silver pattern of your
choice. While still selected, go to Selections, Modify,
Contract by 6 or 8, whichever you feel will look better for a
border. Hit delete. You should have this:
Your palette should look
6. Go to your vector
layer and delete it. (This is only if you have a solid
shape, some shapes are just outlines)
Duplicate your promoted
selection layer. On your copy of the duplicate resize by
80%. Now you have two shapes. Merge visible.
7. Take your floral
fabric and place it in your palette as a pattern, 0 angle, 25
scale. Take your magic wand, tolerance at 0 to 5, and
click in between the two frames, Selections, Modify, expand by
2. Add a new layer and fill with your fabric.
Deselect and move your fabric layer to the bottom.
8. Before merging them
together, you may want to give a drop shadow to your gold/silver
frame. I used: V&H 0, Opacity 65, Blur 5, Color black.
9. Add an element if
you wish and merge visible. All that is needed now is a
pretty picture to place in your frame!
That's all there is to it.
Very easy and it looks so pretty! Experiment with all
those shapes sitting in your preset folder, I bet you'll come up
with some awesome frames.
Here are a couple more examples: