Diamond Tweed Frame Tutorial

Tutorial by Storme Designs.


You will need only Paint Shop Pro, a graphic and

the Redfield Jama Filter.  The Jama filter is freeware and you can

download it at the site.

This tutorial assumes you have some knowledge of PSP.

It was created in Paint Shop 7.


I was making the Scalloped Shadow Frame and tried

playing with the diamond section of the filter. What turned out

is above and that is the design we will be creating.

It takes a little time, but worth it, if you want to make

your own creation.


Please save your graphic often as you work in case your

computer shuts down for any reason.


First choose your graphic. 

Choose your graphic, then hit you shift and D key together to make

a duplicate of your picture and close your original.  This keeps your

original unaltered for future use.  You could also copy and paste

 as a new image.


I usually select colors from the graphic for my border, but

in this case the border is from another picture I was originally

creating for the other tute! The size you make your frame is

 up to you.  Mine started at about 400x400.  This design cannot

 be perfect, due to the plug-in used, but gives a nice effect.  If you

have a steadier hand, you may make it better.  You also want

room for the  diamond border on the edge of your picture.  If

 you don't have room on the graphic you chose, you could

increase your canvas size.


Once you have your color choice set,  click on Image and

Add Borders.  I chose size 15.

Next select your border with your magic wand.

Now go to Effects, Plug-ins and choose Jama 3d.  Click

on the bottom box, where it says Last used on the graphic

below and select Tesselation and click on the Apply button

accepting the default settings.

Your border will look like below. Now click on your magic wand again. 

You can leave the light triangle as is or floodfill it with a

matching color.

Hold down your shift key and select each outer triangle.

The outer one usually comes out with a lighter color.

 If you select a part of your graphic by mistake, just go to

edit, undo and undo and re-select.  Now with the lighter

triangles all selected floor fill with a lighter matching color to

your darker triangles.  Next, we do the same selecting

 with the dark triangles remaining.  Once they are all

selected, go to edit, copy and paste as a new image.

Your graphic should look like the one below, but without

the dashes on the top.

Next click on your selection tool set to rectangle as below,

select the top border triangles of your frame.

Go to edit, copy and paste them as a new layer on your triangles.

Go to image, click on flip and now line them up to create diamonds,

You want them to look like below, when lined up.

You repeat this with all 4 sides.  You can erase any part

of the frame you don't like. Once lined up copy and

paste it to your original picture.

Don't forget to save as you go.  The hard part is over

and you are nearly finished!

You can leave it or apply a drop shadow, which I always

think enhances most work.  Go to Effects, 3D and click on

Drop Shadow. I applied the below shadow.

vertical and horizontal set to 3 and opacity at 50

with a blue of 9.9.  You can vary your settings as needed.

You can accept black as your color or a very dark color of

your frame.  Click on Drop Shadow again

For this drop shadow, we use -3 for vertical and horizontal, 23

for opacity and 7.4 for blur. The color can be black or a dark

color from the border.

You can leave as is or add the next border.


Now we are going to add one more border.  Go to Image,

add Border with the size you would like.  I think I chose

about 10 and or 15 for these.  Click on your magic wand and

select your new border. Go to Effects, Texture Effects, Tile

 Tiles.  Click on Tiles and use the settings as below.

Tile shape is triangle, angularity is 13, tile size is 9, border size is 1,

smoothness is 35, depth is 1, ambience is 17, shininess is 50, my color was a

medium pink, angle is 317, intensity is 48 and elevation is 31.

You can leave as is or add an inner bevel as I did.

I used the round setting, with a width of 4, smoothness 21,

depth 2, ambience 0, shiniess 42, color is white, angle 315,

intensity 50 and elevation 27.

You're done!  Hope you enjoyed it!


If you notice anything that needs correcting, because I

did the tute days after I did the frame, just let me know.

Would love to hear from you too, if you tried it or

any of the other tutes!


Below was done without adding the triangles for the diamond look.

Just applied a drop shadow and the outer border.

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