Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

Wood and Gold Frame

This is a more advanced tutorial and expects you to know a few things about PSP.

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This is what we'll be making:

Supplies you will need. Download this zip file that contains the image, mask and gold pattern I'll be using. Place the gold fold into your pattern folder in PSP. You may use another image besides the Nymph one I am using. I do not know who is the artist/owner of this image, if anyone knows please let me know so I can give them proper credit.


Open up  the image you are going to use in your psp along with your mask.  Use shift D to make a copy and then close out the originals.  You can minimize the mask image because we will be working on the image of the woman.  Go under layers and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill this layer with white.  Now go up to Masks and choose new and then from image.

Choose the sg_hanging-basket.jpg at the settings below

Go back under masks and click delete.  When the window pops up asking if you'd like to merge with current layer click Yes.
Go under 3d Effects, texture effects, sculpture and choose the Mahogany Preset

Your image should now look something like this:

Now we are going to make the gold part of this frame.  Go under layers and add a new raster layer. Flood fill this layer with white. Now go up to Masks and choose new and then from image.  Use the same settings as before except this time you will check off invert

Again go under Masks and click delete.
On your layer Palette you should have 3 layers:  Background, layer 1 (which is your wood layer) and Layer 2.  Click on the visibility (little glasses) for your wood layer so that it is not seen at this point.

Now you want to use your magic wand.  On the tool option palette choose Opacity for the Match Mode and tolerance of 22

On your image Click on the white Oval area with your magic wand.  Then go to selections, modify, expand by 9

Click cut or press delete.  Select None


Go back to your 3d effects, texture, sculpture but now you are going to set it for your Gold Preset and then change the pattern to your gold_fold.bmp that you saved to your patterns folder.

Go back to your layer palette and click on the visibility for Layer 1 so that it's visible again.  Now drag Layer 2 (your gold layer so it's beneath Layer 1)

Now you can add some text if you want.  I used Monotype Corsiva.

While still selected I did the same Gold sculpture as above.  Go to layer palette and right click on the floating selection and choose Promote to layer.  You can now use your mover tool to move the text to where you want.


Your image should now look something like this:

Remember to have fun :)

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