Welcome to lesson 4 - side borders.
For this lesson, we were asked to prepare a header image, matching buttons, and dividers.
The border background was also created using PSP, using the same image as the header, and a mask was applied to the right hand side. Rather than using a different colour with the mask, I used the same colour as the background, and applied drop shadows. To keep the wording from going over the side border image, a blank "gif" is used.
The dividers were also made with the image of the dove, and the same mask was applied to the image. To achieve the mask effect all around the image, there was a lot of layer duplicating, mirroring, and flipping. Plug-ins were used for the button effect.
The second part of this lesson is a duplicate of this page. The difference is that on the second page, the blank gif is removed. To see this page, please click on the dove below: