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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 cm011_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 cm011_k000.ufo file provided. Object - Delete.

2. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, with these settings:



First color box to #cfbbb9 - Second color box to #f3f0f0. 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). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. F) - Select Gradient, change First color box to #f3f0f0 - Second color box to #a28d8b. 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). In the Layer Manager, set Transparency to 20. 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). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F) - Select Color: #f3f0f0 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

6. 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: #f3f0f0 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. In the Layer Manager, set Transparency to 40. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

7. Open cm011k-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: 44 - Top: 113. Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #A28D8B.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

8. 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: #b3a19f - Merge Always - Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

9. Open cm011k-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: 579 - Top: 303. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. Open cm011k-3.ufo, file provided. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste - As Object (Ctrl. + V). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Selection - Load Selection - Select-7. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Object - Shadow, only change Transparency to 0. Photo - Sharpen - Sharpen - Options: Level: (1...100): 100 - Noise reduction Level: (1...10): Unchecked. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter). Object - Merge All (Ctrl. + Shift + M).


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




January 10, 2009.