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Double Heart Frame

This is what we will be making:

Double Heart frame with pictures of dogs

These are our two girls. The little Black and White one is no longer with us physically, but she is always in our hearts. Her name was "Cricket" because she loved to jump......
The other one is Miss Maggie. She loves people and food. We're not sure which one is the most important ....VBG. We´re kind of prone to Terriers, purebred and otherwise.

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I used Paint Shop Pro Version 7.04 to make this frame, but it can be done easily with Version 6.02. You will need the following items to complete the tutorial:

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Note: This tutorial is for intermediate to advanced PSP users and as such, will not contain detailed instructions for every phase.

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Let' begin!

1.Open up a new image, 400x400 with a transparent background. Go to Selections>Load from Disk, browse to the folder where you stored the 2hearts_ns.sel and click on it. Flood fill the selection with white.

2. Now go to Effects>Texture Effects>Sculpture and apply the settings below or any other effect, or even a Blade Pro Preset if you prefer.

Paint Shop Pro sculpture settings

3. Set your Styles background color to medium red, then Go to Effects>3D Effects>Chisel and use these settings. De-Select.

PSP chisel tool screen shot

4. Open up the two images you want to frame. Now take your Magic Wand, tolerance "0" and click in the center of the lower heart and while holding down the shift key, click on the upper section of the lower heart.

PSP screen shot of selections in heart

5. Go to Selections>Modify>Expand and enter "1" into the box.

6a. Highlight the image you want to put in the lower frame, copy it, and paste it as a new layer. Arrange it in the frame where you want it to be.
Note: The selection "ants" will help you decide where to place the image.
Then invert the selection, and hit the delete key. Your image should now look like this:

PSP screenshot of heart frame with one dog

6b. Drag your image layer below the heart layer. Invert your selection again (now you have heart shaped "ants" VBG) but Do not deselect!

7. Add a new layer. Go to Effects>3D effects>Cutout and use these settings.

PSP screenshot of cutout settings

8. Add another new layer and again Go to Effects>3D Effects>Cutout. Use the same setting as before EXCEPT, change the vertical to minus 1 (-1) and the horizontal to minus 4 (-4). *NOTE: The reason you have to do each cutout on it's own layer is because otherwise, the second effect will cancel out the first. (Guess how I know... ?)*VBG*

9. De-Select!

10. Highlight the heart layer again. Choose your Magic Wand and click in the center of the upper heart. Once again, go to Selections>Modify>Expand and enter "1" into the box.

11. Repeat steps 6a, 6b, 7 and 8.

12. De-Select! Your frame is finished. Just in case you got a bit confused with the layers, here's a screen shot of what my layer palette looks like:

PSP screenshot of Layers Palette

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What was that? Did someone ask me how I got my frame the color it is? Remember the good old PSP colorize feature? Just go to Colors>Colorize and use these settings:

PSP screen shot of Colorize tool

or make your frame any color you want. Just be sure to have fun. Isn't that what PSP is all about?

Happy Valentine's Day to All!

This tutorial is my own creation, any similarity to any other tutorial on the Internet is unintentional. It is copyrighted by Blue Rose Design and is not to be copied or reproduced in any way under penalty of law. Graphics lists, please e-mail me for permission to post my tutorials.

NOTE: Any image you make using this tutorial is completely your own property.

I would like to thank my friend Arachléa for testing this tutorial for me. (She found a couple of errors......sigh......and here I thought it was PERFECT! ROFLOL.) You can view and download Arachléa's beautiful stationery HERE

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