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Screen shots were taken from PSP7, Super BladePro and
KPT Shapeshifter and as such have their own copyright.
For this tutorial you will need PSP7,
KPT5 Shapeshifter or Super BladePro, Eye Candy 4000 and a pic of a loved
one measuring 179x248.
My KPT Shapeshifter preset, my Eye Candy 4000 glass
preset and my Eye Candy 4000 Bevel Boss preset -
Unzip the locket glass to Eye Candy 4000/Eye Candy
4000 Settings/Glass folder, the locket bevel to Eye
Candy 4000/Eye Candy 4000 Settings/BevelBoss folder and
the Di's Delights locket to KPT5/Presets/Shapeshifter
1. Open a transparent image
450x350. Create a new layer naming it rim. Select the
Preset Shapes tool setting the foreground colour to white
and null the background. Select the ellipse shape,
antialias checked, set the line width to 14. Move your
mouse over your work area and look at the bottom left hand
corner, you should see 2 sets of numbers, start your
ellipse at 25, 60 and drag it out to 212, 320. Right click
your rim layer in the layer palette and duplicate the
2. Click on the rim layer (not the
duplicate) to make it active. With the preset shapes tool,
ellipse, line width set to 8 draw another ellipse starting
at 110,20 and dragging it to 135, 55. Selections/select
all, Selections/float. Go to effects/plugin
filters/KPT5/KPT5 Shapeshifter, use my locket preset and
cool kitchen as the environment and apply the effect,
Selections/select none. If you do not have KPT 5 a gold
BladePro preset gives a great effect, I used the Gold
Not sure about using
KPT presets, click here
3. Click on the copy of rim layer
to make active. Selections/select
all, Selections/float. Apply either the ShapeShifter
preset or the Super BladePro preset as before.
4. Open the image that you wish to
put inside the locket, the actual size of the visible
image is 176x248 so if your image is bigger than this you
will need to resize it. After resizing don't forget to
sharpen, I usually go to Effects/Sharpen/Unsharp mask with
a radius of 1.00, strength 75, clipping 0. Copy the image
and then click on your locket to make it active and paste
as a new layer. In the layer palette drag layer3 down
below your rim layer.
5. Now move your image so that you
are happy with it's placement behind the rim. Click on the
rim layer, with the magic wand click on the inside of the
rim, Selections/modify/expand by 2, Selections/Invert. Click on layer3 and delete,
Selections/Select none, hint if you have not inverted your
selection the inner part of your image will disappear :o(
Go to Effects/plugin filters/Eye Candy 4000/Glass and use
my locket preset.
6. In the layer palette click on
your copy of rim layer to make active, with the magic wand
click on the inside of the rim, Selections/Modify/Expand
by 2. Create a new layer and in the layer palette drag it
beneath the copy of rim layer.
With the flood fill tool fill with #E0C292.
Go to Effects/plugin filters/Eye Candy 4000/Bevel boss and
use my locket preset. Selections/None.
8. Making sure that layer 4 is
still active create a new layer naming it text. Use the
text tool, font and size is up to you but make sure
antialias and floating are checked, doesn't matter what
colour you use. Move the text so that it is central,
Selections/Defloat. Effects/3D effects/Cutout, colour
black, vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 76, blur 2.5.
Effects/3D effects/ Drop shadow, colour white, fill none, vertical and horizontal
1, opacity 100, blur 0. Selections/Select none. It is
important that you remember to defloat the text otherwise
when you apply the cutout the text colour will remain.
9. Click on layer one and create a
new layer naming it hinge. With the preset shape tool set
the foreground and background to white, line width 1,
antialias checked draw a rectangle starting at 221,160 and
dragging down to 229,180. Selections/select all,
Selections/Float. Apply the KPT5 shapeshifter preset as
before. Effects/3D effects/Inner bevel at these settings -
If you are using Super BladePro you will
not need to apply the inner bevel. Magnify your image, copy and paste as new
selection, place the second hinge below the first, paste
as selection and place the third hinge below the second.
There you have a locket. To save for
future use click on the glasses in layer 3 to make it
invisible and merge visible layers and save as a psp file,
this way you can simply insert a new picture when you need
instead of starting from scratch.
If you do not have KPT5 then the results
are just as good when Super BladePro is used.
If you want to add a chain or make a
closed locket as shown above then we'll continue :o)