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Author: Dee Dee
Bring your finished image into Paint Shop Pro 8. Do any painting postwork to your image that you like. If you are painting hair you might want to wait til after the next step to do that part. The next step tends to lose the details in hair.
If you have more than one layer merge them together before you go further.
In your top menu go to: Adjust > Softness > Soft Focus
Here you can play with the settings and use what you like. Alot of the time I use Soft Portrait. It all depends on how much softness and glow you want in your image.
After this step you can paint your hair if you have not done so.
Now go to:
Layers > Load/Save Mask > Load Mask From Disk
It may tell you The Target must be promoted to a full Layer. Click OK.
Your Mask window will then pop up. In that box you can choose what ever mask you like.
I use Mask003 with these settings:
Create Mask from:
Fit to layer
Hide all mask
Nothing else should be checked. Once all that is set click Load.
As you can see below your mask has been applied. You can leave this the way it is or sometimes I don't like how much of the picture it takes out so I select the Group Layer and duplicate it.
Then I merge the visable layers:
Layers > Merge > Merge Visable
Add a new layer to your image and drag it to the bottom. Now pick any color you want and flood fill that layer.
I then add noise to the flooded layer:
Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise
You can add as much or as little as you like. I used 8% with the Uniform and Monochrome boxes checked.
Merge visible Layers.
Now for the finishing touch. We have to add the frame:
Image > Picture Frame
I used The frame called Corners Tape. With these settings:
Transparency Color: nothing checked
Orientation: Frame outside of the Image
With that done you are now ready to add any text to it if you want. I suggest you do that on a separate layer.
Lastly merge all layers of your image and save :)