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Framed Heart

    Please read my Terms of Use at the bottom of this tutorial. I hate having to state them, but in this day and age, it is necessary.

    I did the work for this tutorial in PSP version 9, but I am sure the technique would work in other versions as well.

    To do this tutorial, you will need a basic knowledge of PSP; the filter dsb flux and my Supplies.

    I went looking for a site to download the dsb flux filter and most of them were within other tutorials. Even the one site telling about the filter, sent me to a tutorial! So the zip I downloaded is here - dsb flux Filter.. Open the zip and put it in your plugins folder. If you have PSP open, you will have to close it and then re-open it for the filter to show up.

    Within the Supplies zip are five (5) pspimages - a fur pattern, two heart images, an image with two rose buds and a image with several "trinkets" to embellish your tag with if you want. All of these images have been made by me. You may use them however you want as in other tags, but please do not share them unless you give credit to me.

    Remember to save often! You can save it as a pspimage in the folder of your choice. (I often make a folder with the name of the tut for my images, especially if I make more than one - you know, do a bit of playing with it!)

    1. Open a transparent image 300x300. Add a new raster layer, naming it "base". Flood fill with #e5dfdf. Go to Adjust/Add-Remove Noise/Add Noise - 20%.



    2. Open the "heart_ssg.pspimage", go to Edit/Copy. Activate the image you are working on and Edit/Paste as New Layer.


    3. Go to Effects/dsb flux/Bubbles and apply the settings in the screen shot. Go to Image/Resize - resize 95%, making sure the "Resize all layers" box is unchecked.

bubbles settings


    4. Paste the heart image two more times. Rename the layers in your layer palette so that the heart you used the filter on is "heart 1", the next is "heart 2" and the last is "heart 3".


    5. Activate the top layer ("heart 3"), and go to Image/Resize - 75%, making sure the "Resize all layers" box is unchecked!


    6. Add a new raster layer, naming it "frame". Stroke/Foreground - gold gradient, angle 45, repeats 6; Fill/Background - fur pattern or pattern of your choice. Fill the "frame" layer with the gold gradient.


    7. Add a new raster layer and fill it with the fur pattern.


    8. Selections/Select All. Selections/Float. Selections/Defloat. Selections/Modify/Contract - 5.


    9. Selections/Invert. Delete. This should expose 5 pixels of the gold frame.

gold expose


    10. Selections/Invert. Selections/Modify/Contract - 15. Delete.

fur pattern contract


    11. Selections/Modify/Contract - 3. Activate the "frame" layer in the Layer Palette, and hit Delete.

delete inner gold


    12. Deselect - either click on Ctrl and D, or go to Selections/Select None.


    13. Activate the top layer in the Layer Palette, which should be the fur pattern layer. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel, using the settings in the screen shot.

inner bevel


    14. Go to the Layer Palette and right click on the fur pattern layer, Merge/Merge Down. Go to Effects/3D Effects/Inner Bevel and apply it again with the same settings.

    You can leave it as is, or you can add some embellishments.

    Congratulations, you are finished! Thank you for trying my Framed Heart Tutorial and I hope you enjoyed doing it.

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    Here are a couple of variations with the embellishments and one using a silver trimmed heart, which I also have offered in the supplies.

framed heart 3       framed heart 4

framed heart 5       framed heart silver

      This tutorial was written January 12, 2009.

Terms of Use

    All the content on this Framed Heart Tutorial site is protected by International Copyright laws. If photos or graphics were created by anyone other than Susie, it will be noted and the copyright will remain with the creator. Please respect these copyrights. Any similarity to any other tutorial is coincidental. You may download my tutorials for personal use. You may share them within a group, if you write and ask my permission first. The image you create from this tutorial is yours to do with as you please. I worked hard to create this image and to write the tutorial - it took many hours, so please respect it.

      Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments or questions. Send email to susie