4Tp: Frost Frame!

Step Software used: Photoshop CS2 (Features used: Layers, Layer blending options & Marque tool )

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Open up an image, with the subject in center, in Photoshop, preferably a portrait!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

2. Goto Layer > Duplicate Layerโ€ฆ and when the pop-up appears, name the duplicate layer โ€œFrameโ€.

3. Goto Filter > Distort > Glass. ย Adjust the settings > Distortion=7, Smoothness=7, Texture-Frosted, Scaling 150%. Do ย play around with the settings. Its not gonna hurt you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

4. With the โ€œFrameโ€ layer active, select the Rectangular Marquee tool(Click ‘M’). Now simply click & hold, and drag over the ‘Frame’ layer, like an inner frame. ย  If you are not happy with your selection, simply click anywhere; and try again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

5. Once you are done with your inner frame, click Ctrl+X. (to remove the selected part from the ‘Frame’ layer!)

6. You wont see much difference at this point! Relax ๐Ÿ˜€ With the Frame layer active, Goto Layer> Layer Style> Blending options. (a new window opens)

7. Click Drop shadow – Adjust Settings: Blend mode = Multiply, Opacity 90%, Angle = 120(doesn’t matter anyways, so leave it as it is), Distance = 0, Spread = 21, Size = 57. ( Try variations..as always! especially size & spread)

8. Click OK!

9. Now to spice up a little bit ๐Ÿ˜‰ Goto Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. Adjust saturation slider to -24.

10. Okaaay! If you like the looks of the frame at this point. You better save it ๐Ÿ˜‰ right now! ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope I’m not boring you all with these kinda silly tutorials!

Waiting for your comments ๐Ÿ˜€

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12 thoughts on “4Tp: Frost Frame!

  1. It’s a pretty useful tutorial, though I’m not sure if it does the photograph any favors. I think it could have better uses in other things.

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