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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 cm010_n000.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_n000.ufo file provided. Object - Delete.

2. Selection - All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F). Select Color: #03432c. 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: #d2ffff. 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 - 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 Image - File: cmv_1208.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0.

Selection - Load Selection - Select-2. Selection - Border: Border width: 2 - Direction: Inward Checked - Shape: Box Checked - Anti-aliasing Checked. Photo - Light - Brightness and Contrast (Ctrl. + B), only change: Brightness to -25 - Contrast to 5. Selection - None (Shift + G).

Object - Duplicate (Shift + D). Edit - Rotate and Flip - Flip Horizontally. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter). Position & Size, Left: 451 - Top: 39. 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 #1D3832.



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 Image - File: cmv_1212.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0.

Selection - Load Selection - Select-3. Selection - Border: Border width: 2 - Direction: Inward Checked - Shape: Box Checked - Anti-aliasing Checked. Photo - Light - Brightness and Contrast (Ctrl. + B), only change: Brightness to -25 - Contrast to 5. Selection - None (Shift + G).

Object - Duplicate (Shift + D). Edit - Rotate and Flip - Flip Horizontally. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter). Position & Size, Left: 450 - Top: 70. In the Layer Manager, select your two top layers while holding down the Ctrl key. Object - Merge as Single Object. Object - Shadow, same setting as before, only change Soft edge to 20. 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).

Object - Duplicate (Shift + D). Edit - Rotate and Flip - Flip Horizontally. Object - Properties (Ctrl. + Shift + Enter). Position & Size, Left: 450 - Top: 97. 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 #1D3832.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Open cm010n-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: 98 - Top: 97. 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: #c6e1dd. 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: #9aafaf. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm010n-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: 487 - Top: 154. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Open cm010n-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: 190 - Top: 135. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Open cm010n-4.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.




October 31, 2008.