Re: "Ripped" borders for screenshots?

Subject: Re: "Ripped" borders for screenshots?
From: Lisa Higgins <Lisa -dot- Higgins -at- LEVEL3 -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 15:54:45 -0700

Also using Paintshop, you can create two picture tubes: one for vertical
rips and one for horizontal. Do these in very light shades of grey, then
smudge them around using the construction paper texture or something, and
dink with them until they're jes' right. Ensure that your first and last
grid thingies line up, and set your picture tube to Continuous Placement and
Incremental Selection modes.

Use your picture tube to draw the ripped borders, crop your picture around
them, then fill in the outside area with your background color. Cut your
whole graphic, create a new graphic file with a transparent background, dump
the cut picture into the new graphic, then put a dropshadow on it. (You may
need to do a little softening and stuff around the corners.)

It's actually a lot quicker and easier than it sounds.


David M. Brown wrote:

> Geoff wrote:
> >
> > The easiest way to create a "ripped" border for a portion "ripped"
> > out of a larger screenshot is to use some of the clipart borders
> > available from Imageclub ( and other third-party
> > suppliers.
> Maybe so, but the *cheapest* way :) is to use the spray tool (in
> Paintbrush or any other paint program) to spray white along
> the edge you
> want to look "ripped." After a couple of practice runs, you can get a
> pretty convincing effect.
> --David
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