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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact X3 - Download a trial version here
Carolaine and Sensibility - cs_texture 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 X3, but may be done with previous versions.



Note: When you open the cm008_o000.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 cm008_o000.ufo. file provided.

2. Selection - Select All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, with these settings:



First color box to #7F868C, second color box to #EEEFF1. Effect - Plugins - Carolaine and Sensibility - cs_texture, default. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

3. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, with these settings:



In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Overlay.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. 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 #EEEFF1. Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #7F868C.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. 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 #7F868C. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. 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 #EEEFF1. In the Layer Manager, set the Transparency to 50. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. 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 #EEEFF1. In the Layer Manager, set the Transparency to 50. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. 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 #EEEFF1. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Open cm008o-1.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter). Position & Size, Left: 91 - Top: 75. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm008o-2.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Merge All (Ctrl. + Shift + M).


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



February 29, 2008.