Retro Picture Frame Design

Resources:

Deco Frame

Fashion Victim Font from dafont.com

Hand-Colored Vintage Photo Action from deviantart.com

Rose Petal Brushes from obsidiandawn.com

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This will be the finished result:

Retro Picture Frame Design

Click on the image for full size view

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Open a new file 800 x 600, 72px resolution

Create a new layer

Open the Deco Frame Picture

Select>All, Edit>Copy (Ctrl + C)

Make your project active Edit>Paste (Ctrl + V)

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Color Overlay and Bevel & Emboss settings:

Color Overlay Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Make the background layer active and fill with black

Open the photograph you wish to use.

Resize if necessary – for this project, the height should be around 400px.

Load the Hand-Colored Vintage Photo action to the actions palette and run the instructions:

Action Instructions

Click continue:

Action Message

Click stop

In the actions palette, click on Ageing then click on the run arrow

If you want your photo to be hand coloured, click on Colour in the actions palette, then on the run arrow.

Now click on Cracks in the actions palette if you wish, and follow the instructions

Photo with action applied

Photo with action applied

Right click on any visible layer and click on Merge Visible

Select>All, Edit>Copy (Ctrl + C)

Make your project active

Edit>Paste (Ctrl + V)

Using the Magic Wand Tool, select and delect all background and shadow areas, leaving just the photograph

Photo

Create a new layer

Select the Brush Tool and Rose Petal Brushes

Select the Swirl 2 brush, set foreground colour to #F8ABA6 and apply a swirl of petals to the right side of the photo – overlapping it

Create a new layer, set foreground colour to #B45470.

Apply another swirl to the canvas

Ctrl + T to transform the object.

Right click on the image, click on Flip Horizontal

Move the swirl to the left side of the picture, overlapping it – you may need to rotate a little for the best result.

Petals Placement

Using the Eraser Tool, erase all petals covering the picture, leaving some on the frame, from both layers. Also, erase the petals that are outside of the orange frame.

Double click on one of the petal layers to bring up the blending options and apply the default settings for Drop Shadow and Bevel & Emboss:

Drop Shadow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Turn off the visibility of the background layer and the orange frame layer.

Right click on any visible layer and click on Merge Visible

Restore visibility to all layers

Select the Text Tool, Fashion Victim Font, size 150pt

Set the foreground colour to #F89F65

Type the first capital letter required. Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click on Rasterize Type.

Now type the rest of the first word, Rasterize Type.

Set the foreground colour to #74A383 and create the second word as above.

Continue in this way until you have all required words.

Double click on one of the text layers to bring up the blending options and apply the following Drop Shadow and Bevel & Emboss settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Copy and paste the layer style to all text layers

(Right click on the layer in the layers palette, click on Copy Layer Style. Right click on one of the text layers, click on Paste Layer Style)

Turn off the visibility of all layers except the text layers

Right click on any visible layer and click on Merge Visible

Using the Move Tool, move the text into place if necessary.

Retro Picture Frame Design

The finished project. Click on the image for full size view

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