Add a new layer on the top,(Mask). Floodfill
Go to Mask > Load from disk > bamboo2.msk (from the mask folder
you unzipped it to).
Mask > Delete mask.(say yes to the pop-up box to merge with the
Select all, then click with your selection tool in the middle(on a
Use Super Blade Pro or your fav filter to apply a gold setting(not
too much of a bevel though, try to keep to a flatter one.) I used
the shiny_gold preset, but lowered the radius to 6 and changed the
shape to rounded. but you can pick one you like...
Deselect. Add a dropshadow; h>1 ,v>1,opacity 63,blur 2
Merge all. Image > Add borders > symmetric of 50.
Select border and flood fill with brown or set to pattern and add
a woodgrain pattern (vertical grain)With the flat colour, I added
a Texture effects > wood grain preset but changed the picture to
woodgrain2.bmp(vertical - pic)
Keep selected and apply a Cut-out 0,0,opacity 52,blur 25
Image > Add borders > of 10, with white as the color.Use the
same gold effect used on the mask.
There, now what I always like to do is - to take away from all the
mess - View menu, Full screen preview, (just click anywhere to get
back after admiring your work....
This is quite large so, you probably need to resize just a bit to
send in to the groups. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, I enjoyed
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