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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact XL - Download a trial version. here
Supplies here


- Extract all files to a folder of your choice.


This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PI and its tools. It was written using PhotoImpact XL, but may be done with previous versions.



Remember to save often.

Drop script by Dynamic Drive




1. Open the cm003_v000.jpg. Control + D to duplicate it and close the original.

2. Selections Tool - Shape Rectangle - Draw Object 1.



3. Set your Foreground to Color #F6F2EF and your Background to Color #D2C8BF.



4. Selections - Convert to Objects (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F). Gradient - Two Color - Set the first box to Foreground color. Set the second box to Background color, choose the following settings:



Flood fill with the gradient. Objects - Shadow (Shift + S). Shadow Color #483519, choose the following settings:



5. On Layer Manager, select Base Image. Selections Tool - Shape Rectangle - Draw Object 2. Selections - Convert to Objects (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F), choose the following settings:



Flood fill with the gradient. Objects - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt. + Up). Objects - Shadow, same settings as before.

6. On Layer Manager, select Base Image. Selections Tool - Shape Rectangle - Draw Object 3. Repeat Step 5.

7. On Layer Manager, select Base Image. Selections Tool - Shape Rectangle - Draw Object 4. Repeat Step 5.

8. On Layer Manager, select Base Image. Selections Tool - Shape Rectangle - Draw Object 5. Repeat Step 5.

9. On Layer Manager, select Base Image. Selections Tool - Shape Rectangle - Draw Object 6. Repeat Step 5.

10. On Layer Manager, hide layers 4,5,6.

11. On Layer Manager, select Base Image. Selections Tool - Shape Rectangle - Draw Object 7. Repeat Step 5. Change Shadow, Soft Edge: 3.

12. On Layer Manager Select - Base Image. Selections Tool - Shape Rectangle - Draw Object 8. Repeat step 11.

13. On Layer Manager Show All Layers.

14. On Layer Manager Select - Base Image. Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F), choose the following settings:



Flood fill with the gradient. Effects - Fills and Textures - Texture Filter - Effect: Embossed. Click in Texture Image and select Add texture, choose blinds.jpg. Apply Current Frame Effect to Image.

15. Selections - Select All (Ctrl. + A). Selections - Border, choose the following settings:



Selections - Convert to Objects (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F). Flood fill with the gradient, same settings as step 5.

16. Selections - Select All (Ctrl. + A). Selections - Expand/Shrink - Shrink 7, Box: Checked. Selections - Border, same settings as step 15. Selections - Convert to Objects (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F). Flood fill with the gradient, same settings as step 5.

17. Open the PastelFragancies02-mac_SM, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working area: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Objects - Shadow (Shift + S). Shadow Color #483519, choose the following settings:



18. Open the PastelFragancies03-mac_SM, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working area: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Objects - Shadow (Shift + S). Shadow Color #483519, same settings as step 17.

19. Text tools, choose the following settings:



Type your text and place it. Objects - Shadow (Shift + S). Shadow Color #483519, choose the following settings:



Objects - Merge All.


You are done. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.




August 23, 2005.