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Old 03-10-2003, 01:51 PM
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Had a few minutes...

Just added a quick gradient to the background and ran Frame action (Frame w/coarse texture - written by Bud Guinn) on it to produce the frame.
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Old 03-10-2003, 09:34 PM
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SJM. It that grain quality in the background a byproduct of working with the original picture, or did you add to it. I think it looks great.

Or maybe I should ask instead, how do I make one of those backgrounds. I never seem to have luck with gradients or any other methods I try.
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Old 03-16-2003, 08:42 PM
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SJM Chuck and Andrew are right you are right on the money and I also like the background texture, let us know how you did it.
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:33 PM
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thank you for your kind critique!

The background is my own creation after many failed attempts.

I started with a new layer and did a fill with a blue that I liked.

then I made another layer with the same blue, but lightend it.

Then I went back to the first blue layer and using the elliptical marquee tool (feather somewhere between 30-50 pixels) created the oval cutout.

Then I just played with noise and texture until I got the look I wanted.

Sorry I can't be more specific, but I'll be happy to share it with anyone who might be interested.
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