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Blade Pro Tri-Diamond Frame Tag Tutorial
Written and Created by Debbie "Debz" Coates


What you will need:
PSP 7 (This tut is written for PSP 7, but I'm sure any version can be used)
Blade Pro or Super Blade Pro
BP or SBP preset of your choice
Image of your choice

Open a new transparent image 500 x 500, room to work and it will be cropped later.

Choose your preset shapes tool. Make sure your foreground is white, and your background is off. Use these settings:
Rectangle - Antialias Checked - Line width 20
Place your cursor on your image at (250,250). Hold your right mouse button and make your rectangle until your cursor is at (350,350). Let the button go and you should have your square.

Take your magic wand and click on the white of your square. Now go to Effects > Plugins > Flaming Pear > Blade Pro and choose your preset you want to use. Once you have applied your preset, you can add an inner bevel if you like. Selections > None.
Now go to Image > Rotate and use these settings:
Right or Left - Free 45
Then Effects > Sharpen > Sharpen.

CTRL C and CTRL V to make a copy of this. With this copy, go to Image > Resize and apply these settings:
Percentage of Original 50 - Resize all layers checked - Maintain aspect ratio checked.
Effects > Sharpen > Sharpen.
CTRL C to copy your little diamond, make your big image active and CTRL L to paste it as a new layer. Position it like this:

Now go to your layer palette and duplicate the layer with your little diamond. Then Image > Flip....Image > Mirror. Layers > Merge > Merge Visible.

Take your magic wand, hold shift and click inside the big diamond and the two small strips on the inside. Selections > Modify > Expand > 1.
Open the image you want to use...resize it if necessary. You may have to do this step a couple of times until your image is just the right size...a pain I know...but worth the effort.
Now CTRL C on the image you want to use, activate your diamond image and CTRL SHIFT L to paste it into selection.
Selections > None.

Go to your image you are using for this and Image > Mirror.
CTRL C to copy it. Take your magic wand and click on the little diamond on the outside edge top of the diamond. Selections > Modify > Expand 1.
CTRL SHIFT L to paste your image into the selection. Selections > None.
Go back to your image CTRL Z to un-mirror it...LOL. CTRL C to copy it. Take your magic wand again and do the same thing with the other little diamond that you did with the first little diamond.
Selections > None.

Take your magic wand and click on the transparent part, Selections > Invert...Image > Crop to Selection...Layers > Merge > Merge All (flatten).
Effects > Sharpen > Sharpen. Resize it if you prefer.

That's it!! Now dress it up with tubes, sparkles, whatever you want...your imagination is the only limit. Here are a couple that I did.


That's it! You can dress it up how you want. Hope you enjoyed this tut and I hope you found it easy.

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