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25th November 2007, 12:50 AM
Triptych Templates - How To Make And Use Your Own - Paint Shop Pro 9
Ok Triptychs.... What the heck is that...
Well to tell you the truth, I'm too lazy to look it
up myself on google but It's basically, from what I've seen,
a method of "framing an object 3 times in the same frame"
or some thing like that... Go look it up...
Hang on .... check this out for a proper gunmf about it..
Image one is an example I did ages from a set of "templates"
I got from a Magazine CD....
That's an other thread I did earlier.. About it...
But how do you make this little suckers....
My next post will tell you how...
Bascially you need to
25th November 2007, 01:01 AM
First create new image..
3000 Wide by 2000 High totally white (for example).
Now I like to change the image to GREYSCALE (256 colours/shades).
Now lets add a "portal" or a space where we are going to "frame"
I've selected to make it easy and us the litter "d" in
the WINGDINGS font which is a Shield shape character.
So go to the Font tool and place the character on the
page as a vector font. and then resize it to to take up
1/3 of the area. Font Colour is BLACK.
Then copy the "frame" twice across the image
to make 3 holes where our photos will appear.
Ok now save it as the 3000x2000 image.
25th November 2007, 01:17 AM
Now to add your own photos INSIDE the black character frames...
Using Paint Shop Pro 9 (I know but I love it...)
I've picked 3 of my birdie shots....
1. Make sure the Triptych image is 16million colours....
2. Load in each of the three images into the program.
3. COPY the first one (Ctrl+C)
4. The click on the Triptych photo and prompt the copied image to a raster layer. (CTRL+L) and resize the layer (Deform tool) to the area (the first shield area) you want to it fit into.
5. Now change the BLEND MODE to Screen and you should see the image
appear inside the shield area.
6. If you have any issues with the image "leaking" outside the shield areas you want it in, then use the ERASE tool to rub out what you don't want to see, leaving only what you want in the image.
Now repeat the process (from 3 to 6) for the other two images and shield areas.
See the final image..
With practice, it's easy done...
The skill is matching up the image to the right Triptych for the job...
25th November 2007, 01:25 AM
We used black as the font colour as BLACK is what
is replaced by the image when the BLEND mode
is set to SCREEN (but if you experiment you can make
all sorts of other colours do this.
Shades of GREY will fade the image in and out...
See this example.. Where the "sades grow darker
to the bottom of the image.
The last area I've left "unfilled" so you can see
what's happening beforehand...
As you can see, the Whiter the shade the less is shown
of the image which goes into it the area.
The blacker the more of the image is seen..
25th November 2007, 01:26 AM
So with a little thought and planning you can
have lovely faded out frames for your images
to sit in....
Clever isn't it... :)
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