was created and put online on June 28, 2002.
Please do not copy or place this tutorial or any of the graphics on any site, or send it through email.
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I don't have
the time to assist people doing this tutorial, but if you have problems
downloading the supplies needed, please email
I had the idea of this tree-shaped portrait holder because I saw something similar in a shop window and thought it could be a nice way to display portraits of your family.
You can choose if you prefer to make it out of silver or gold. There is a gold example at the bottom of the page.
This tutorial is rated
according to the FBNG's Skill Level Standard
For this tutorial you'll need:
- Paint Shop Pro, get it here
- Download this zip file containing my selections and images needed, save the selections in your selection folder, open the other images in PSP and minimize them
- This silver pattern, or this gold pattern, save the one you like best and open in PSP:
Remember to save often!
1) Open an image, 400 x 400, transparent background
2) Set your foreground to the silver ( or golden) pattern, size 100, angle 0
3) New layer, name it tree 1. Selections/Open tree1.sel, floodfill with the silver or gold pattern, effects/texture/sculpture/silver ( gold if you chose gold): use the default settings
4) New layer, name it tree base. Selections/Open treebase.sel, floodfill with the pattern, Effects/texture/sculpture/silver ( or gold), move this layer below tree 1
This is your image so far:
5) New layer, name it tree2. Selections, open tree2.sel, floodfill with the pattern, effects/texture/sculpture/silver (or gold), move this layer below tree1
6) New layer, name it tree3. Selections, open tree3.sel, floodfill with the pattern, effects/texture/sculpture/silver (or gold), move this layer below tree1
This is what you have so far:
If you want more branches, just duplicate either layer tree2 or tree3 and move it where you want with your mover tool. Then layers/merge visible.
7) New layer, name it frame1. Selections/load from disc/frame.sel, floodfill with the pattern, effects/texture/sculpture/silver ( or gold)
8) Selections/deselect, with your magic wand click inside the frame
9) Open the first portrait you want to frame, with your selection tool select the face, edit/copy, edit/paste as a new image:
10) Copy the new image, highlight the tree image, paste into selection, keep selected
11) Let's add glass! Open the glass.psp image, edit/copy, edit/paste into selection:
12) New layer, name it ring, open the silver (or gold) ring, highlight it, edit/copy, edit/paste as a transparent selection, move this layer below the frame1layer. With your mover tool place the ring where you want it. Click on your eraser tool and erase a bit of the ring so that the frame seems to hang nicely from the tree:
13) New layer, selections/load from disc, frame2.sel, floodfill with the pattern, effects/texture/sculpture/silver /or gold)
14) Repeat steps 8-12 using another photo
15) New layer, selections/load from disc, frame3.sel, floodfill with the pattern, effects/texture/sculpture/silver (or gold)
16) Repeat steps 8-12 using another photo
17) Layers/merge visible. Save or tube your portrait tree.
Here is another example using gold:
See more results here
Thanks for trying my tutorial :)
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