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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 new image 435x561 pixels.

2. Selection - All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Border, Settings:



3. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O).

4. Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F). Select Image. on the drop-list locate bronze.jpg, Settings:



5. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), Settings:



6. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Select Magic Wand Tool, click in the center of the image. Selection - Border, settings: Border Width: 24, Direction: Inward , Shape: Box, checked Anti-aliasing. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F). Select Image. on the drop-list locate marble.jpg, Settings:



8. Repeat Step 5. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Select Magic Wand Tool, click in the center of the image. Selection - Border, settings: Border Width: 28, Direction: Inward , Shape: Box, checked Anti-aliasing. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F). Select Image. on the drop-list locate bronze.jpg, Settings Step 4.

10. Repeat Step 5. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Select Magic Wand Tool, click in the center of the image. Selection - Border, settings: Border Width: 6, Direction: Inward , Shape: Box, checked Anti-aliasing. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F). Select Image. on the drop-list locate marble.jpg, Settings Step 7.

12. Repeat Step 5. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

13. Select Magic Wand Tool, click in the center of the image. Open the wall_sunset.jpg, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working area: Edit - Paste - Fit Into Selection. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

14. Open the arch.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working area: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Place with the Move Tool. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), Settings:



15. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

16. Open the eroticwoman6-wilma.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working area: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Place with the Move Tool. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), Settings:



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

18. Select Text Tool - Settings:



19. Type the text and place it. Press Ctrl + F (Fill). Image, and locate bronze_01.jpg - Select Fit the Image, and Flood fill.

20. Repeat Step 5. Merge All Objects (Ctrl. + Shift + M).


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




January 24, 2005.