Diamond Frame Tutorial
This tutorial was created 11th Dec. 2002©Copyright Artwork by EssexGirl
please do not copy it, or put it anywhere else without my written permission.
You will find links to filters/programs used in this
Filters and programs used in this tutorial :-
some images have been made smaller to shorten file size
Open the picture that you want to frame.
My picture measures 360 x 270 pixels, you can use
Go to Image...Canvas size...
You should have a transparent area around your picture.
Go to Layers...Arrange...Send to Bottom...
The image should look something like this
Flood fill this layer with white.
Go to Selections...Modify...Contract...
Contract by another 5 pixels and delete.
Contract by 5 pixels and delete.
Add a new layer naming it 'diamond frame'
Use line width=5, line style=solid, antialias ticked.
On the palette use white solid fill for the
I will show two methods of placing the diamond
The second method places the diamond anywhere on
You can use whichever method you find easiest.
If you're not sure, or can't remember the
I like working with nice round figures, and
You will be able to see the co-ordinates at
My image is 460 x 370 so deducting 10 from each
Right, that's the explanation out of the way,
Watch the co-ordinates in the bottom left corner,
Your image should look something like this
If you prefer to use method 2 go to step 7, if you
Click on the Deformation Tool and the deformation
The deformation box doesn't show up very well in the
We want to select the trianglular area at each
Match Mode=RGB Value Tolerance=0 Feather=0
Turn off the visibility of the 'mosaic' and
*note- When you finish, you may want to reset the
Add a new layer naming it 'mirror glass'
Go to Selections...Modify...Expand...
Click the little arrow on the foreground styles box
Flood fill the selection with gradient and
and the image like this.
Make the 'rectangle frame' layer active
If you resize your image don't forget to
Here is an example that I made using a star shape
Try experimenting with different shapes.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.