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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact X3 - Download a trial version. here
MuRa´s Meister - Cloud 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_t000.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_t000. file provided.

2. Selection - Select All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F): Image - File - cm-001.jpg. How to fill: Fit the image. Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Effect - 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): Image - File - cm-001.jpg. How to fill: Fit the image. Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Edit - Rotate and Flip - Flip Horizontally. Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #604927.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. Selection - Load Selection - Select-2. Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #FDF7EC. 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): Image - File - cm-001.jpg, same settings as step 2. Edit - Rotate and Flip - Flip Horizontally. Object - Shadow, same setting as before. 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): Image - File - cm-001.jpg, same settings as step 2. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Open cm008t-1, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter). General, Merge: Always -  Transparency: 20. Position & Size,  Left: 367 - Top: 53. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. Open cm008t-2, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter). Position & Size,  Left: 52 - Top: 299. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Selection - Load Selection - Select-5. Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #9D720B. In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Hue and Saturation and Transparency to 70. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Selection - Load Selection - Select-6. Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Image - File - cm-001.jpg, same settings as step 2. Effect - MuRa´s Meister - Cloud, with these settings:



Light Color #FFFFFF - FG color #A07411 - BG color #F6EDDE. In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Overlay and Transparency to 65. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Open cm008n-2.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Object - Merge All (Ctrl. + Shift + M).


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



March 09, 2008.