In this tutorial, I hope to explain how to create the graphics needed for Edgar Poirier's Corner Stationery script.

For the script, and a tutorial on how to use it, please visit Edgar's site.
Edgar Poirier's Corner Stationery

This is a very easy tutorial, but it is not for BEGINNERS. I have assumed that you already know the basics of Paint Shop Pro.

To complete this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro

You will also need to choose a 3 graphics: a seamless tile for the background,
a seamless tile for the corner background, and a picture for the corner.
These are the ones I have chosen for this tutorial. You may use these, or choose
some of your own.

HINT: Your life will be much easier, if both of your background images are the same size.

HINT: You don't have to use seamless tiles, at all. You can use solid colors instead.

NOTE: I made the little fan using the Heirloom Fan Tutorial.

Right-click, and "Save Picture As"

Right-click, and "Save Picture As"

Click here to download the .psp file.
Open a new image 500 X 450. If you are using very large graphics, you will may need to open a larger image. The image must be at least as wide as the width of your corner image + the width of your corner background tile + 30. It must be at least as tall as the height of your corner image + the height of your corner background tile + 30.
Flood-fill the new image with your background tile.
Add a new layer.
Click on your Selection tool.

Selection style = Rectangle
Feather = 0
Anti-alias is NOT CHECKED.

This is very important.
Position your cursor at 101,101.
Hold down the left mouse button, and drag your selection to the bottom-right corner.
Invert the selection.
Flood-fill with your corner background tile.
Do not de-select!

Go to your layer palette, and click on the bottom layer.

Add a new raster layer, between Layer1 and Layer2.
Selections - Modify - Expand - 8 pixels.

We're adding the little skinny border now.
Flood-fill with a color or pattern you like. I'm using white.
Go to your Layer Palette, and hide the bottom layer.

Click Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Using your Magic Wand tool (tolerance = 0), select the border. Add an inner bevel, or texture that you like.
I used Blade Pro - terry cloth.
Un-hide the bottom layer.

De-select.
Add a drop shadow.

I used Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - 4,4,50,16.
Open the image that you want to use to decorate the corner.

Copy it, and paste it as a new layer.

Move it into position, in the corner, using the Mover tool.
Add a drop shadow.

I used Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow - 4,4,50,16.

Layers - Merge - Merge All (flatten).
Using the Selection tool, start at position 0,0. Select the corner image and it's shadows.

Copy and paste as a new image.

Save the new image as a jpg. Be sure to name it, so that you know that it is the "corner" image, for the script.
Before we can select the top and bottom images, we need to know the dimensions of the corner image.

Click Image - Image Information. Note the width and height of the image. Mine is 316 pixels wide, and 290 pixels tall.
Now we can select the top image.

Using the Selection tool, start at one pixel to the right of your corner image width.
I will start at position 317,0. Select an area that is the width of your corner background tile, and tall enough to include the shadow of your corner border.

Copy and paste as a new image.

Save the new image as a jpg. Be sure to name it, so that you know that it is the "top" image, for the script.
Lastly, we select the left image.

Using the Selection tool, start at one pixel below the height of your corner image width.
I will start at position 291,0. Select an area that is the height of your corner background tile, and wide enough to include the shadow of your corner border.

Copy and paste as a new image.

Save the new image as a jpg. Be sure to name it,