Making a Basic Calling Card
Some people have asked me how to make a calling card. This will be a simple one but does require the faded edge mask
Save in your Mask folder in PSP
And also save this gold strip in your texture file in PSP
If you want to use the picture I am using, you can right click on it and save
Once you have opened your picture in PSP use the eyedropper to pick out a color in the picture to use as your background for the card
Now you will need to downsize your picture
I made my card 300 x 200 so resize your picture to 200 in height
Making sure that your picture is active, go to Masks and then load mask
Find the Faded Edge mask
Open it and your picture will look like this
Go to Edit & Copy
Then make your background card active
And Edit & Paste as new selection and position on the care where you want it
If you just want a plain card like this, you can now add your text
Or you can add a border like this
Select your color for the border with your eyedropper
Go to Image and Add Borders and use size you want.
I used a black size 5 border here
If you want a fancier border I will show how to do that after we add the text
Just hit the little "A" on the left column and place the cursor on your graphic and the text window will open. Then you can choose the font, size, color and so on of text you want.
For this card I made sure that the "Stroke" feature was disabled.
That is for two tone lettering
Hit OK and you will see your text
To add a fancy gold border, follow these instructions
Open your goldstrip texture. Now go to the right and pick the texture tool.
Second from the right
Hit the drop down menu and pick your gold strip from there
Make sure the "Scale" is set to 100 % for flooding the border
Add a border to your picture and highlight it with the magic wand
Then click on the flood tool and flood the border with the gold
Now leaving it active, go to Selection at the top of the screen and click on invert
Then go to Effects and down to 3D and then Cutout. Set your cutout settings as below, making sure to uncheck "fill interior with color" and set the shadow color to black
Hit OK and "Deselect" your active frame and your card will look like this
You are done!
To save do to File, then down to Export and then JPG Optimizer
I set mine to 15 and then hit OK once it is compressed
The numbers will stop when it is done
Save it where you can find it when you want to use it
I will give you instructions on placing it in a Guestbook in another tutorial