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Begin by creating or opening the existing image in Paint Shop Pro that you want to use as the basis for the picture frame. It’s important to consider the original dimensions of this image before you begin the project. Make sure that whatever image you are using to create the picture frame is large enough for the photos you plan to use it with. Paint Shop Pro will adjust the completed frame to fit your photo automatically. However, if you start out with an image that is too small for your photos, the final frame will look blurry. Remember that it’s always easier to make images smaller than to enlarge them.
There are several methods that can be used to make a picture frame in Paint Shop Pro, but we'll walk through one way that takes advantage of some of the software's basic tools.
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Step 3: Use the Ellipse tool to draw a large elliptical shape anywhere in the middle of the image. In this example, we'll try to center it as much as possible, but we can always keep making adjustments or crop the image to help with the placement of the object.
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Step 4: After drawing the image, we want to flatten the image to make sure all layers are combined. To do this, go to the Layers menu on the main toolbar of Paint Shop Pro, choose Merge and then Merge All (Flatten). (Although not needed for this project, you can find more information on layers in our series on working with layers in Paint Shop Pro.)
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Saving the Frame
The final thing that you need to do before you can use this image as a picture frame is to save it in the proper format. To do this, make sure your image is selected and then choose Export from the File menu. Then select the Picture Frame option as shown below.
When the Export Picture Frame dialog box appears, just pick a name for your picture frame design, type it in, and click Save. Now your design will be available from the Picture Frame option in the Image menu for any future projects.