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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_m000.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_m000.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 File. On the drop-list, choose cm_gradient_03.jpg, fit the image: Checked. Photo - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Options, with these setting: Radius: 50. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

3. Selection - Load Selection - Select-2. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select File. On the drop-list, choose cm_gradient_02.jpg, fit the image: Checked. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. 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 #703F21. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. Selection - Load Selection - Select-4. Repeat step 2. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #653F28, with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. Selection - Load Selection - Select-5. Highlight your "Select-2" layer. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Open cm_somewhere.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 111 - Top: 97. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. Selection - Load Selection - Select-6. Highlight your "Select-2" layer. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #653F28, same settings as before, only change Transparency to 0 - Soft edge to 2. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. In the Toolbox click Stamp Tool.



In the Attribute Tool Bar - Select Add Stamp.



Open pearl.ufo file provided (in the folder that you keep the supplies), with these settings:



Selection - Load Selection - Select-7. Effect - Creative - Paint on Edges (Shift + P). Selections - None (Shift + G). Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #653F28, same settings as before, only change Transparency to 0 - Soft edge to 3. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm006m_supplies.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: -16 - Top: -15. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Open cm_Jane_Seymour.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 526 - Top: 98. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Open cm_somewhere_text.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 512 - Top: 16. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Object - Merge All.


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




January 22, 2007.