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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_j000.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_j000.ufo. file provided. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select File. On the drop-list, choose cm_gradient_4.jpg, fit the image: Checked. Effect - dsb flux - Linear Transmission, with these settings: Slice Size: 10 - Offset: 4 - Blend: 100 - Direction - Horizontal: Checked. Photo - Sharpen - Sharpen, with these settings:



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 File. On the drop-list, choose cm_gradient_3.jpg, fit the image: Checked. 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 File. On the drop-list, choose cm_gradient_1.jpg, fit the image: Checked. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #9A7364, with these settings:



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 File. On the drop-list, choose cm_gradient_2.jpg, fit the image: Checked. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), same settings as step 3. 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). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select File. On the drop-list, choose cm_gradient_3.jpg, fit the image: Checked. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. Selection - Load Selection - Select-6. Selection - Border, with these settings:



Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #F4EFEF. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Selection - Load Selection - Select-7. Repeat step 6.

8. Selection - Load Selection - Select-8. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #F4EFEF. 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). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #F4EFEF. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #9A7364, with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm_jenniferlopez.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Selection - Load Selection - Select-10. Edit - Paste - Fit into Selection. Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Open cm_corners.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 68 - Top: 60. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Object - Merge All (Ctrl. + Shift + M).


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




January 13, 2006.