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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact 11 - Download a trial version. here
dsb flux here
penta.com here
Supplies here
Font: Dr Carbfred


- 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 11, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm004_a000.ufo file you will see a blank canvas. It's not empty: it contains all the selections needed, saved to Selections. Do not duplicate this file because it won't work.


Remember to save often.

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1. Open cm004_a000.ufo, file provided. Selection - Select All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Image. On the drop-list, choose cmv_gradient.jpg, with these settings: Fit the image, Checked. Effect - dsb flux - Linear Transmission, with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

2. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + 8). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Image, same settings as before. Effect - penta.com - VTR2, with these settings:



Object - Shadow (Shift + S), with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

3. Selection - Load Selection - Select-2. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + 8). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #9B6B31. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. Selection - Load Selection - Select-3. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + 8). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Image, same settings as before. Photo - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Options, with these settings: Radius: 25. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. Selection - Load Selection - Select-4. Repeat steep 3.
 
6. Selection - Load Selection - Select-5. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + 8). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #694922. Object - Merge All (Ctrl. + Shift + M).

7. Selection - Load Selection - Select-6. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Photo - Sharpen - Sharpen - Options, with these settings: Level: 45 - Noise reduction: Unchecked. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. Open the esperanza.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working area: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Place with the Move Tool. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Open the wb_met-art-mor.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working area: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Place with the Move Tool. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Select Text Tool, Gradient Fill two Color



and Border Color #6B451D, with these settings:



Type the text and place it. Shadow, same settings as steep 9, only change Soft edge to 2.



Object - Merge All (Ctrl. + Shift + M).


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




January 03, 2006.