Double click on image for larger view

PLEASE READ our TERMS OF USE before trying this tutorial. Thank you.

Image copyright belong to the original artist. Derived work copyright Carola


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_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 cm006_p000.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 Gradient, with these settings:



First color box to #967591, second color box to #ECE2EF. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Effect - Fills and Textures - Texture Filter, with these settings:



Texture Image: Default - Scaling* (50...200): 100 - Level* (0...50): 2 - Transparency* (0...100): 50 - Variation* (0...100): 0 - Direction* (0...359): 45. Press OK - Apply Current Frame Effect to Image. 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). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #ECE2EF. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), color #6E5B6C, with these settings:



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 Gradient, First color box to #ECE2EF, second color box to #967591. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), same settings as before only change: Transparency to 0 - Soft edge to 20. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. 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 Gradient, First color box to #967591, second color box to #ECE2EF. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. 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 Color #874F7E. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. 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 Color #ECE2EF. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. Open mr_511_bella.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 218 - Top: 84. General - Transparency: 30%. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Selection - Load Selection - Select-7. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, First color box to #967591, second color box to #ECE2EF. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), same settings as before only change: Transparency to 0 - Soft edge to 2. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. 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 Gradient, First color box to #ECE2EF, second color box to #967591. Object - Shadow (Shift + S), same settings as step 9. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm_heart.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 640 - Top: 49. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Open cm_text.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - Under Pointer. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left: 85 - Top: 507. Object - Merge All.


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



February 13, 2007.