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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact 12 - Download a trial version. here
penta.com - jeans 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 cm006_b000.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 cm006_b000.ufo. file provided. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, with these settings:

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First color box to #9E5200, second color box to #FFFFDB. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

2. Selection - Load Selection - Select-2. 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, only change, First color box to #FFFFDB and second color box to #9E5200. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

3. 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 Color #FFFFDB. Object - Shadow color #8C4600, with these settings:

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Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. 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 #FFFFDB. In the Layers Manager, set Merge to Soft Light.

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Object - Shadow color #000000, with these settings:

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Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. Selection - Load Selection - Select-5. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Repeat step 4. Only change Shadow, with these settings:

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Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. Selection - Load Selection - Select-6. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Repeat step 5.

7. Selection - Load Selection - Select-7. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Repeat step 5.

8. Selection - Load Selection - Select-8. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Object - Shadow color #000000, with these settings:

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Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Selection - Load Selection - Select-9. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Open cm_10_xmas.jpg file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Fit into Selection. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Selection - Load Selection - Select-10. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, same settings as step 1. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Selection - Load Selection - Select-11. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, only change, First color box to #FFFFDB and second color box to #9E5200. Effect - penta.com - jeans, with these settings: amount: 64 - border width: 4. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Selection - Load Selection - Select-12. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #814D13.

13. Selection - Load Selection - Select-13. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, only change, First color box to #9E5200 and second color box to #FFFFDB. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

14. Selection - Load Selection - Select-14. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Open cm_bells.psd file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Fit into Selection. Object - Shadow color #734C1E, with these settings:

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Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

15. Open cm_ornament.psd, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Place with the Move Tool. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

16. Selection - Load Selection - Select-15. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Open cm_candle.ufo, file provided. Highlight "candle-1". Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). Minimize it for later use. On the working image: Edit - Paste - Fit into Selection.

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Object - Shadow color #734C1E, with these settings:

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Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Rename this layer: "Select-15-1"

17. Activate the cm_candle.ufo file you have minimized in step 16. Highlight "candle-2". Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). Reload Selection 15. Repeat step "16". Rename this layer: "Select-15-2"

18. Activate the cm_candle.ufo file you have minimized in step 16. Highlight "candle-3". Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). Reload Selection 15. Repeat step "16". Rename this layer: "Select-15-3"

19. Save your work.

20. Open Ulead Gif Animator. File - Open (Ctrl + O). Browse to the folder where you've saved your tag in step 19. Hide "Select-15-2, Select-15-3".

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Frame - Duplicate Frame (s) (Ctrl. + F). Duplicate this layer twice.

21. Highlight "2-Frame". Hide "Select-15-1". Highlight "Select-15-2".

23. Highlight "3-Frame". Hide "Select-15-1". Highlight "Select-15-3".

24. Press the Control key and Select All Frames. Frame - Frames Properties. Delay (in 1/100th sec): 25. File - Save As: the_name_of_your_choice.gif.


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




December 04, 2006.