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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact X3 - 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 X3, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm008_v000.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_v000.ufo. file provided. Selection - Select All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #fff7f1. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

2. 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 Color #b47b72. Object - Select All Objects (Ctrl. Shift + A). Object - Merge as Single Object. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

3. Open cm008v-1.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Select All Objects (Ctrl. Shift + A). Object - Merge as Single Object. 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 #fff7f1. 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 #b47b72. 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 #b47b72. Photo - Light - Brightness and Contrast (Ctrl. + B): Brightness: -25 - Contrast 5. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Open cm008v-2.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: 0 - Top: 525. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. 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 #fff7f1. Effect - Fills and Textures - Texture Filter. Effect Translucent Glass - Select: Embossed:



Click in Texture image: Add Texture, select 8-cmv.bmp, with these settings:



Click Ok and select "Apply Current Frame Effect to Image". Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #7F4A43.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. 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 #b47b72. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. 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 Color #fff7f1. Object - Shadow, same settings as before, only change X-offset to 3 and Y-offset to 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. 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 #b47b72. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Open cm008v-3.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: 34 - Top: 27. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

13. Open cm008v-4.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: 125 - Top: 76. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

14. Open cm008v-5.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.




March 11, 2008.