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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact 12 - Download a trial version. here
Font AltastGreeting 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 12, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm005_p000.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.

Drop script by Dynamic Drive




1. Open cm005_p000.ufo. file provided. Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Image - File. On the drop-list cm005_gradient.png, Fit the Image: Checked.

2. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, with these settings:



Object - Duplicate (Shift + D). 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 + up arrow). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. Open cm_flowers.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Place with the Move Tool. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter). Transparency: 70%. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. Selection - Load Selection - Select-3. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, same settings as before. Open WB_06_Woman.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Into Selection. Object - Shadow color #684821, with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. Selection - Load Selection - Select-4. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #F3EEBF. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter). Transparency: 50%. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Selection - Load Selection - Select-5. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, invert the colors. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

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

9. Selection - Load Selection - Select-6. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, invert the colors. With these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Select Text Tool, Text Color #F3EEBF, with these settings:



Type the text and place it. Object - Shadow color #684821, with these settings:



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


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




September 28, 2006.