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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact X3 - Download a trial version. here
Supplies here


- Extract 29-cmv.bmp to My Documents\My EasyPalette.
- 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 cm009_j000.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 cm009_j000.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 #c8b8c3, second color box to #fdfbfa. Effect - Fills and Textures - Texture Filter. Effect: Embossed.



Click in Texture image: Add Texture, window will open. Browse to My Documents\My EasyPalette, and load 29-cmv.bmp, with these settings:



Click Ok and select "Apply Current Frame Effect to Image". Objects - Duplicate (Shift + D). Edit - Rotate and Flip - Flip Horizontally. In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Inverse of Multiply and Transparency to 50. Object - Select All Objects (Ctrl. + Shift + A). Object - Merge as Single Object. 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 Color #bfadb9. 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 #fdfbfa. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #ac9aab.



Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level (1...5): 5. 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 #bfadb9. In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Darken. 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 #fdfbfa. Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level (1...5): 5. 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 #bfadb9. 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 Gradient, same settings as before. 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 Color #fdfbfa. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm009j-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: 193 - Top: 59. 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 #fdfbfa. Object - Shadow, same settings as step 4. Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level (1...5): 5. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Selection - Load Selection - Select-9. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #bfadb9. In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Multiply. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

13. Selection - Load Selection - Select-9. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Color #fdfbfa. Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level (1...5): 5. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

14. Open cm009j-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.




April 05, 2008.