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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_w000.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_w000.ufo file provided. Object - Delete.

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 #5C3836 - Second color box to #A86763 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Press the Delete Key. Selection - None (Shift + G). 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 + up arrow). 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 #6B4645.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. 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: #6B4645 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. Selection - Load Selection - Select-4. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). In the Layer Manager, set Transparency to 30. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. Open cm010w-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: 181 - Top: 158. 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). Object - Shadow, same settings as before, only change Soft edge to 1. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. Selection - Select All (Ctrl. + A). 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 step 2. Selection - Select-6. Press the Delete Key. Selection - None (Shift + G). Object - Shadow, same settings as step 3, only change Soft edge to 10. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Selection - Select All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Selection - Load Selection - Select-7. Press the Delete Key. Selection - None (Shift + G). 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): 20 - Noise reduction Level: (1...10): Unchecked. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm010w-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: 10 - Top: 56. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Open cm010w-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: 199 - Top: 288. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Object - Select All Object (Ctrl. + Shift + A). Object - Merge as Single Object. In the Layer Manager, hide the Base Image. Save your work as png format.


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




November 30, 2008.