This is the photo that we framed for Greg's relatives. They like photos of us. My parents...not really sure if they'd like a photo of us because they see us too much as it is.
To do the TTV frame, I followed this tutorial, but it was not written for PSE (which is the program I used), so I thought I'd outline the steps here (click on any of the photos to enlarge).
- First, find a TTV frame that you like. There are many TTVs available, and this is the frame I used. Be sure to download the LARGE or ORIGINAL size if you're wanting to print images up to 12x12".
- Now, bring that image into Editor.
- Now, you will need to see the exact size of your image. Go to the Image Menu, select resize, then Image size. Look at the pixels. My image is 1554x1553 pixels.
- Now, it's time to crop your photo to fit the TTV frame. To do this, select the rectangle tool, and make sure you've selected "Fixed Aspect Ratio" and set it to 1:1 as pictured below.
- Drag the rectangle/square to the desired crop, then from the Image menu, select "crop." Now your photo is the right ratio, but not the right size.
- From the Image menu, choose "resize" then "Image Size." For my TTV, I need to resize my photo to 1553x1553 pixels. Click OK.
- Select the window containing your TTV frame image.
- Choose press "Ctrl+A" or "Select All" from the Select menu.
- Next press "Ctrl+C" or choose "Copy" from the Edit menu.
- Now go back to the image that you want to add the frame to and press "Ctrl+V" or choose "Paste" from the Edit menu.
- The TTV frame will now get pasted as a new layer on top of your image, completely blocking it from view.
- In order to combine these 2 layers we will need to change the layer blending mode.
- From the Layers Menu (on the right of the editor screen), select "Multiply"
- Then, from the Layers Menu (on the top menu bar), select "Flatten Image." This makes the image a single entity instead of 2 separate images, thus saving space and making the image easier to manipulate if you want to resize it and make smaller prints.
Let me know if you have any questions.