Add Edge Effects to a Photo of a Tiger

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Tutorial: AKVIS ArtSuite

Prowling Tiger


The author of the example is Sanjeev Saha, New Delhi, INDIA.

Though tigers are hunting in the daytime, they are a so-called symbol of the night. The tiger's movements are slow and cautious, its approach strikes fear in any living being. We'll try to create a framed photo of a tiger prowling in the night using AKVIS ArtSuite.

Original image Result
Original image Result

First we will add a photo frame to a picture of a tiger.
The original photo of a tiger
Click the image to open its larger copy in a new window.

  • Step 1. Open an image with the tiger in Jasc Paint Shop 7.
    Move an image to the separate layer
  • Step 2. Then promote it to a layer by going to layer palette.
    Promote the layers

    Now we can work with the image.

  • Step 3. Call AKVIS ArtSuite by going to Effects->Plugin Filters->AKVIS->ArtSuite. Select a Frame Scratches by going to the drop down menu.

  • Step 4. Activate the Transparent check-box. Set Frame Width to 100 %, Border Width to 0 %, Stroke Width to 2 %, Stroke Count to 78 %, Stroke Length to 41% and Random Speed to 6719.

    The result will be shown in the After tab.

    Set the parameters of ArtSuite
  • Step 5. Press the button to apply the result and close the plugin window.

    See the image in the Paint Shop Pro's workspace with a transparent background.

    After applying ArtSuite
  • Step 6. Then I searched Google for a background image. Open this night landscape image in the photo editor.

    Night landscape
  • Step 7. Now copy the image with the tiger. From the main menu of the photo editor choose Selections->Select All. Then choose Edit->Copy again from the main menu.
  • Step 8. Left-mouse click on the image with the background. We'll continue our work with this image.
  • Step 9. Paste the tiger image to the night lanscape as a new layer. Choose Edit->Paste->As New Layer from the maim menu of the photo editor.
    Inserted image of the tiger
  • Step 10. Then merge all layers.

    Call from the main menu of the photo editor Layers->Merge->Merge All.

    Merge layers

    The result is shown below.
    Prowling tiger
    Click the image to open its larger copy in a new window.

You can get various photo frames using AKVIS ArtSuite. For example, if you do not activate the Transparent check-box, you can use a color for the background. In this case you won't need to convert the base image to a layer.

Here is the Scratches frame with lilac as Frame Color:

The Scratch frame

The same thing can be performed with Stroke, Page curl, Square, Ragged, Spray and Artistic. You can create a transparent frame and lay a background image under it; or you can add a color frame using the Color pallete.

The Squares frame:

The Squares frame

The Spray frame:

The Spray frame
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   — Scratches — Scratches
   — Page Curl — Page Curl
   — Squares — Squares
   — Ragged — Ragged
   — Spray — Spray
   — Artistic Frame — Artistic Frame
   — Frost — Frost
   — Artistic Crop — Artistic Crop
   — Passe-Partout — Passe-Partout
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