Cathy's Corner Window Frame Tutorial


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This tutorial was written using Paint Shop Pro 7.  It should work with PSP6, although the tools may look different.

1. Open a new image 800x800, transparent, 16 million colors.

2. Add two new layers:
    Name the first new layer "Horizontal" (layer 2)
    Name the second new layer "Outer Frame" (layer 3)
    (See image below for layer placement)



3. Activate (highlight) Horizontal layer.

4. Double click selection tool and enter the following settings:
    Left: 0
    Right: 800
    Top: 375
    Bottom: 425

5. Flood fill your selection with wood pattern.

6. Apply inner bevel with the following settings:



7. Duplicate this layer and rename new layer Vertical.

8. Rotate left, 90 degrees (this will keep our shadows in perspective).  MAKE SURE ROTATE ALL LAYERS IS NOT CHECKED!

9. Move the Vertical layer below the Horizontal layer. (Outer frame layer should remain your top layer.)

10. Activate (highlight) Outer frame layer.

11. Double click selection tool and enter the following settings:
    Left: 75
    Right: 725
    Top: 75
    Bottom: 725

12. Invert selection.

13. Flood fill with wood pattern

14. Apply inner bevel (same settings as before).

15. Deselect. (Ctrl +D)

16. Now we need to "miter" our joints.
(If you absolutely hate detail work, you can click here to download my window selection(s). Unzip to your PSP Selections folder. Skip to Page 2.)

17. With Outer frame layer still active, zoom in on one of the four outer joints. We want to erase the area in yellow, as shown below:

Erase the portion in yellow on your Outer frame layer


18. Repeat for the other three "joints" on your outer frame.

19. Now we want to miter our inner joints. Make your Horizontal layer active and erase the area in yellow, as shown below:

Erase the portion in yellow on your Horizontal layer

On to Page 2.

 



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