Lock the Frost!

The frost locked the lock of ‘friendship’; reminds me of a quote…

“You can’t get too much winter in the winter.” – Robert Frost

Posted in SundayStills and Weekly Photo Challenge

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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!!! 😀

2. Goto Layer > Duplicate Layer… and when the pop-up appears, name the duplicate layer “Frame”.

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

4. With the “Frame” layer active, select the Rectangular Marquee tool(Click ‘M’). Now simply click & hold, and drag over the ‘Frame’ layer, like an inner frame.   If you are not happy with your selection, simply click anywhere; and try again! 😉

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 😀 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 😉 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 😉 right now! 😀

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

Waiting for your comments 😀