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˜€

12 Comments

  1. Beyond Bluestockings

    Not boring!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I really like the bird, though. It has chicken feet, and a pigeon head.

    What is it??

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  2. Maria

    I love these tutorials. When I have time I am going to play around and do them. THANKS!!!! Keep them coming. Great pictures too!

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  3. Ed

    Very cool! I may have to give this one a try with some of my fall pics..:-))
    p.s. Fallapalooza is in full swing at my blog..

    Reply
  4. Lisa

    Cool bird, and the affects are pretty neat!

    Reply
  5. Ebie

    Cool! Easy, peasy!

    Reply
  6. thecrazysheeplady

    You are not boring me, but you are probably going to cost me a lot of money because I’m going to have to get photoshop! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. chloe

    ooarr <3
    this is pretty cool

    it sounds tricky but ill give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. kateri

    That is a beautiful bird. Is is a pigeon?

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  9. sistamoonshine

    You are in no way boring me that’s for sure!!!

    Reply
  10. kcjewel

    i don’t think i will be photoshopping anytime soon, but i very much enjoy viewing your techniques and results.

    Reply
  11. dibear

    I don’t have Photoshop, but I enjoy your tutorials non the less. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
  12. chantalstanford

    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.

    Reply

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