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Gemologist
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Frame/Matting Tutorial :)

Here's a little tutorial for Framing/matting. Hope you enjoy. Thank climbers See Profile for this one, as he suggested I write it here in forum

Start with finished image.
Duplicate image. Then go to original layer. and Adjust canvas size +30 pixels on both.
now select magic wand and click in white area. Create a new layer (matte1).
Fill with color of choice.
Now goto original layer again and increase canvas size by 300 (or whatever) both.
Now click in white with magic wand again.
Duplicate layer (matte2).
Fill with color. Filter texturizer: Sandstone (set to your liking).
Now move new layer(matte2) to top.


Now adjust layer style on matte1 layer to following:
Drop Shadow:
global light: 30
distance: 5
spread: 0
size: 5

Inner Glow:
All settings Adobe PS 7.01 Default

Bevel and Emboss:
Pillow Emboss
Smooth
141% Depth
Direction up
Shading use global light 30/30
Gloss Contour is Cone Inverted
Rest is default

Contour
Guassian 100%



Now goto Matte2 layer and adjust Layer Style as below:
Drop Shadow:
Distance 12
Spread 0
Size 5
Rest is default

Now flatten image.
Now adjust canvas to be increased by 50 pixels both ways.
Now use magic wand to select white area again.
Create a new layer(frame).
Fill with choice of color.
Add texture of choice (I used a wood texture) via Texturizer Filter.
Now bring up layer styles for frame layer and set like below:
Drop Shadow:
All default settings

Inner Shadow:
All default settings

Bevel and Emboss:
Pillow Emboss
Smooth
Rest is default

Contour:
Ring 50%


Now use magic wand again and click on inside of Frame Layer.
Stroke Black(or color to match your colors) 5.

Flatten image, save, and you're done.

Play with the settings to get effects YOU like Sorry for kinda sloppy tutorial, I am not the greatest at writing these things
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Gemologist
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SONY CYBERSHOT
9.7mm 1/40th F2 ISO100


My End Result
End Results example.


MLOK5
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Wow! This is a lot of fun, Swishman! The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing this one. Here's my try at it.

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SandShark
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OLYMPUS C5050Z
7.9mm 1/800th F2.8 ISO64

Thanks a bunch, Gemologist See Profile. Great tutorial.

Edit - It looks like I might have messed up one of the steps. Oh, well, it still looks okay.
[text was edited by author 2003-09-20 12:04:17]


jlupien
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Ladysmith, BC
reply to Gemologist
This one a keeper for sure. The part I kept missing was moving the layers to the top. Awesome work!

One note, I've found that if my pictures has become too square in cropping, I'll increase the inner matte more in width than in hight. Presto, my image is back to normal accepted ratios.
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JeffB8
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NIKON E885
15.3mm 1/169th F3.8 ISO100


NIKON E885
15.3mm 1/169th F3.8 ISO100

Couple of different ones. I didn't really care for how the original turned-out, so I added a chalked frame in PSP.
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jr1234
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Old Hickory, TN
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OLYMPUS C4100Z,C4000Z
19mm 1/60th F2.8 ISO200

I got a little confused at the end but the result is better than no frame at all.

Thanks so very Much
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Gemologist
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I did forget one thing in the tutorial...ROFL.. Told ya I suck at writing these things...

Once you move Matte layer 2 to the top.. you need to use magic wand and select matte1 layer... then making sure matte2 layer is selected press your delete key.. this will cut away the area of matte2 layer covering up matte1 layer.... Sorry folks for leaving this out.

Glad you all are having fun with this!!!
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tiggerstales
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B'ham, Al.
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OLYMPUS C740UZ
47mm 1/160th F3.5 ISO100

I'm not sure that I got all the steps exactly right, but it was fun.


Gemologist
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Looks like you got them right to me


Gemologist
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download280H2.zip 390,341 bytes
Also for those interested the attached zip file contains the wood texture I sued for my frame.


Gemologist
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downloadMatting.zip 1,716 bytes
Here is an Action File for Adobe that does it all for you in the brown/wood tones (must have the wood texture above in your proper folder). Not exactly like my original.. but does the trick for those who not want to go through all the steps...lol.
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