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Creating a Yellow Frame in any software that recognizes transparency

By Kelley Kuhlman

In this tutorial, we are going to create a frame that can be used in any software that recognizes transparency. 
Download the project files and remember where you saved them.

yellow frame.zip
The files included are:
* Cracked Paint
* Swirl Border
* Edge
* FrameTUT.abr
First we will create a color swatch to fill our Base Layer.  Double click the background square -

the color picker opens.  Fill it in like this:

Then click ok.
Now we will create a new file. Go to File/New Blank File by clicking on the menu at the top of your software.
Fill in the settings on this way:

 Double click the background layer. Name it Yellow Frame, click OK.

Make sure the Edge image on the photobin is highlighted then select the move tool on the toolbox:

Now, drag the edge icon from the photo bin onto the image so it looks like this:

 The black part of the image is going to be cut out of the image so I am going to resize it to a size I like.
Choose the move tool on the toolbox and click once on one of the corner squares when the checkmark and red circle icon appear you can begin to resize:

Make sure it is positioned where you want it. 
It is a good time to save the file.  Go to File on your menu and select Save:

Name the file Yellow Frame. Save often.
Highlight the Yellow Frame layer and then hold Ctrl and click on the black part of the Edge layer like this

Now a dotted moving line is around only the black area.  Make sure the yellow layer is highlighted.

Now hold Ctrl and then X.  You can see that the black part is cutout of the yellow frame but still shows on the image:

Highlight the edge icon in the layer palette and then click on the trash can to delete it.

Next, highlight the Cracked Paint Image

and then drag the cracked paint icon onto the image

 Then resize it so it covers the whole image

Choose the blending mode of Luminosity. 

Highlight the Yellow Frame layer then select the magic wand tool

And set your presets like this:

Click on the white part of the image to select it.  It will look like this:

 Now highlight the Cracked Paint layer and hold down Ctrl and the letter x.  This removes the white area. 

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