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How to create a nice frame for a movie.

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Hi!

I am trying to create a nice rectangular frame for a video in my flash work.
Using photoshop, I put gradiation in all of the four frame bars. But the sharp borders (where gradiation in horizontal and vertical directions meet) makes the frame a little unsightly. I wonder whether there is a way to make gradiation smooth and nice in the corder areas.

Here is my frame work:

http://duta1.home.mchsi.com/photo_frame.psd

Hope that you may help me.

Many thanks!

duta1

Sunday (March 27, 2005) at 10:48 p.m.
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michaelbuddy earned 2000 total points
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Hey,

I spent a couple minutes. Here's what I did.

1. Created one gradient bar for the top.
2. Duplicated the layer for Bottom and two sides (flipped the layer contents so they worked )
3. Positioned everything
4. AT that point I had the same problem as you, the box corners.

5. Took the polygonal lasso tool and on the 2 side layers clipped out the portion so it met in the middle of the corner, Look at any door fram and you'll see the 45 degree angle.  

6. Flattened and exported to a PNG 24 for you with transparent background.  you should be able to work with it back in photoshop.

http://img178.exs.cx/img178/117/photoframe0vd.png

take care
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Dear michaelbuddy:

Thank you so much. You jsut awesome.

It worked perfectly for me.  I am so happy to get the wonderful solution.

Hope to come back to you to get some more wonderful tips.

Thanks again!

duta1
Tuesday (March 29, 2005) at 9:54 a.m.
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Hey You're welcome!

good luck with your movie
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