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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact X3 - Download a trial version. here
Supplies here


- Extract 35-cmv.bmp - cmv_2056.jpg - cmv_35.jpg 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_k000.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_k000.ufo file provided. Object - Delete.

2. Selection - All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F), Select Image - File: cmv_2056.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Photo - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Options: Radius: (1...300): 30 - Expand outside object: Unchecked. 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 35-cmv.bmp, with these settings:



Click Ok and select "Apply Current Frame Effect to Image". 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 #f7f1e1 - Merge: Overlay - Transparency: 0. Photo - Sharpen - Unsharp Mask, default. 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 #3b210a - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. Open cm010k-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: 253 - Top: 56. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. 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 #543a1c - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. 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). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F) - Select Color #faf5de - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Photo - Sharpen - Unsharp Mask, default. 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 #ab8700 - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #472b0f.



In the Layer Manager, select your two top layers while holding down the Ctrl key. Object - Merge as Single Object. Photo - Sharpen - Sharpen - Options: Level: (1...100): 30 - Noise reduction Level: (1...10): Unchecked.

On the same Layer: Selection - Load Selection - Select-6. Photo - Light - Brightness and Contrast (Shift + B): Brightness: -40 - Contrast: 20. Selection - None (Shift + G). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Open cm010k-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: 255 - Top: 91. 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 #4d290d - Merge: Always - Transparency: 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 Image - File: cmv_35.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0.

On the same Layer: Selection - Load Selection - Select-9. Photo - Light - Brightness and Contrast (Shift + B): Brightness: -30 - Contrast: 20. Selection - None (Shift + G). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Selection - Load Selection - Select-10. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F), Select Image - File: cmv_35.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0.

On the same Layer: Selection - Load Selection - Select-11. Photo - Light - Brightness and Contrast (Shift + B): Brightness: -35 - Contrast: 20. Selection - None (Shift + G).

On the same Layer: Selection - Load Selection - Select-12. Photo - Light - Brightness and Contrast (Shift + B): Brightness: 35 - Contrast: 20. Selection - None (Shift + G). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

In the Layer Manager, select your two top layers while holding down the Ctrl key. Object - Merge as Single Object. Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #472b0f.



13. Open cm010k-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: 63 - Top: 245. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

14. Open cm010k-4.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.




September 21, 2008.