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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact 12 - 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 12, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm006_f000.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_f000.ufo. file provided. Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #6B0000.

2. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #FF0000. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #000000, with these settings:



3. Open xmas.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: -13 - Top: -36. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. Open bow.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 192 - Top: 189. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. 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 Color #FF0000. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #000000, with these settings:



6. Selection - Load Selection - Select-3. Repeat step 5. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #000000, with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. 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 #FF0000. Object - Shadow, same settings as step 2, only change Transparency to 25 - Soft edge to 2.

8. Selection - Load Selection - Select-5. Repeat step 7.

9. Open cm_pins.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 637 - Top: 43. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm_label.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 19 - Top: 2. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Object - Merge All.

11. Save your work as png file.


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




December 17, 2006.