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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact X3 - Download a trial version. here
Supplies here


- Extract 25-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 cm010_b000.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 cm010_b000.ufo file provided.

2. Open cm010b-1, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Selection - All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Paste - Fit into Selection. 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). Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #688AA2.



Photo - Sharpen - Sharpen - Options: Level (1...100): 100. Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level (1...5): 5. 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 #C8D6E1. 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 25-cmv.bmp, with these settings:



Click Ok and select "Apply Current Frame Effect to Image". Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level (1...5): 1. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. Open cm010b-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: 145 - Top: 163. 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). Object - Shadow, same settings as before, only change: Transparency to 30 - Soft edge to 15. Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level (1...5): 5. In the Layer Manager, select your two top layers while holding down the Ctrl key. Object - Merge as Single Object.



Edit - Rotate and Flip - Use Transform Tool, with these settings:



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. Open cm010b-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: 90 - Top: 66. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Selection - Load Selection - Select-4. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Photo - Sharpen - Sharpen - Options: Level (1...100): 100. Object - Shadow, same settings as before, only change: Transparency to 15 - Soft edge to 15. Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level (1...5): 5. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. Open cm010b-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: 185 - Top: 233. Object - Merge All (Ctrl. + Shift + M).


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




August 13, 2008.