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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 cm009_s000.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 up cm009_s000.ufo. In the Layer Manager, click the Watermark layer. Object - Delete. Selection - All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F): Color, Hex #A8968F, Merge Always, Transparency 0. 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. + Arrow up). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F): Color, Hex #534845, Merge Always, Transparency 0. Object - Select All Objects (Ctrl. + Shift + A). Object - Merge as Single Object. Photo - Sharpen - Sharpen - Options - Level (1...100): 50, Noise reduction (1...10): unchecked. 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. + Arrow up). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F): Color, Hex #6E5D53, Merge Always, Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. Selection - All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Border: Border width 3 Pixels, Direction Inward, Shape Box, Anti-aliasing checked. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt. + Arrow up). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F): Color, Hex #A8968F, Merge Always, Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. Open up cm009s-1.ufo. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left 0, Top 12. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. Open up cm009_paper1.jpg. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Shadow (Shift + S), with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Selection - Load Selection - Select-3. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt. + Arrow up). Object - Shadow (Shift + S):



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. Selection - Load Selection - Select-4. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt. + Arrow up). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F): Color, Hex #3D3433, Merge Always, Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Open up cm009_paper2.jpg. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Shadow (Shift + S): same settings as in step 6. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Selection - Load Selection - Select-5. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt. + Arrow up). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F): Color, Hex #A8968F, Merge Always, Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Open up cm009_picture.jpg. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left 354, Top 56. Object - Shadow (Shift. + S):



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Open up cm009s-2.ufo. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter) - Position & Size: Left 40, Top 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Object - Merge All (Ctrl. + Shift + M).


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




May 03, 2008.