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Spiky Halo Frame


Supplies Needed...

Paint Shop Pro - Version 10
Graphic of your choice.
Decorative Corners of your choice
Super Blade Pro - I used D_coppershimmer.
Filters Unlimited - Sandflower Specials - Pool Shadow Framed

Ok ...Let's get started...

1. Open your graphic. Duplicate twice.
Close the original. Minimize one copy .

2. Selection Tool - Ellipse - Feather 38.
Choose the focal portion of your graphic,
and draw the Ellipse around it.
Don't worry if it's not centered, we'll fix that in a minute.
Keep selected.

3. Foreground Color - Choose a very light color from your graphic.
Background color - Choose a darker color from your graphic.
Click on Gradient and choose the Foreground-Background Gradient.
See Settings below...

Gradient Settings

4. Now...If your graphic isn't centered, go to
Image - Canvas Size
Set both the width and height to the same number.
I used the largest dimension from my graphic.
This will square off your graphic.
You will have a transparent area around your graphic.
It won't be even, but this is ok, as we'll fix it momentarily...*S*...
Keep selected.
See illustration below...


5. Selections - Invert.
New Raster Layer.
Floodfill with your gradient.
Selections - Select None.
You should have something like I have below...

6. At this point, we will crop our graphic,
so it will be relatively even all around.
Using your Selection Tool - Rectangle - Feathering 0.
Draw a rectangle around the area you wish to keep.
Image - Crop to Selection.

7. Be sure you are still on Layer 2.
Click in the center.
Selections - Invert.
Effects - Distortion Effects - Spiky Halo.
See Settings below...

*NOTE* In your color box of the Spiky Halo Settings,
choose a soft color from your graphic.

Spiky Halo Settings

8. Selections - Select none.

9. Image - Duplicate (Shift D)
Edit - Copy.

10. Back to main graphic.

11. Image - Add Borders - 2px - white.
Select with Magic Wand.
Effects - Plugins - Super blade Pro.
See Settings below...

Super Blade Pro Settings

12. Selections - Invert.
Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout.
See Settings below...

*NOTE*...Choose a deeper color from your graphic
for the Shadow color.

Cutout Settings

13. Repeat Cutout, but change the V and H to minus 10.
Selections - Select none.

14. Image - Add Borders - 6px - white.
Select and floodfill with your gradient.
Keep selected.

15. Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited - Sandflower Specials - Pool Shadow Framed.
Use Default settings.

16. Repeat Step 11 (The Super Blade Pro).
Selections - Select none.

17. Image - Add Borders - 20px - White.
Select with magic wand.

18. Edit - Paste into selection.
Your 'Edit-Copy' from Step 9 should still be in psp memory.
Selections - Select none.

19. Image - Add Borders - 40px - white.
Select with magic wand.
Repeat Step 18, but keep selected.

20. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow.
See Settings below...
*NOTE* - Choose a deeper color from your graphic, for the Shadow color.

Drop Shadow Settings

Selections - Select None.

21. Image - Add Borders - 60px - white.
Select with Magic Wand.

22. Repeat Step 18, but keep selected.

23. Repeat Step 20, the Drop Shadow.
Selections - Select none.

24. Repeat Step 11.
Repeat Steps 14, 15 and 16.

25. Add some Decorative Corners.

26. Add your name or watermark.
Resize and save as a jpeg.

Thank you for trying my tutorial.


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Dianne McFarlane
E-Mail: sdmcfarlane@nf.sympatico.ca

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