Flourish Frame Tutorial
by Susan Rodriguez, Creative Team Member
I’m sure a lot of you love the look of a frame around your photos and have probably even download quite a few, but have you ever wanted to make one of your own. In this tutorial I will guide you in creating your own.
First create a new image [Ctrl-N]. I would suggest creating a 10x10 image with the resolution at 300 dpi.
Create a square, any size that you like, mine is just about an 6 x 8 but it really does not matter since you can always scale it to the size you like afterwards. Just make sure it’s big enough for you to work with.
I want to add some curvy swirls to my frame. I downloaded some squiggle brushes from the internet that I thought would be prefect for this [http://www.redmoonstudios.com/buddha/downloads/brushmenu.html]
Select a brush and set the opacity to 100% and the flow to 50%. Setting the flow to 50% will let you build upon the brushes, some will be a bit more faint while others will be a bit darker. In the example below one brush is set at a flow of 30% while the 2nd brush is set at a flow of 62%, and then the 3rd is set at a 86%.
You will have to play around with the settings and the brush sizes but once you get the hang of it you will love making your own frames. Below is my final project.
If you are inspired by today's tutorial, please leave a comment!!!