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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 cm011_q000.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_q000.ufo file provided. Object - Delete.

2. Selection - Select All (Ctrl. + A). Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F) - Select Image - File: cmv_2073.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Photo - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Options: Radius: (0.1...300): 20 pixels - 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 25-cmv.bmp, with these settings:



Photo - Sharpen - Sharpen - Options: Level: (1...100): 60 - Noise reduction Level: (1...10): Unchecked. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

3. 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 Image - File: cmv_2073.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Photo - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Options: Radius: (0.1...300): 20 pixels - Expand outside object: Unchecked. Edit - Flip and Rotate - Flip Horizontally. On the some layer. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Selection - Invert. Press the Delete Key. Selection - None (Shift + G). 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). Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #8F726F.



Object - Split Shadow. Object - Delete. In the Layer Manager, select your top layer. Selection - Load Selection - Select-2. Selection - Expand/Shrink, with these settings: Shrink: 1 Pixels - Box: Checked. Press the Delete key. Selection - None (Shift + G). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

5. 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 Image - File: cmv_2073.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Photo - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Options: Radius: (0.1...300): 20 pixels - Expand outside object: Unchecked. Edit - Flip and Rotate - Flip Horizontally. On the some layer. Selection - Load Selection - Select-3. Selection - Invert. Press the Delete Key. Selection - None (Shift + G). 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). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F) - Select Color: #A18885 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. 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). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F) - Select Color: #986862 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. 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: #EEEAE9 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. 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.

9. 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: #EEEAE9 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. In the Layer Manager, set the Opacity to 50. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

10. 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 Color: #EEEAE9 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. 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 Image - File: cmv_2073.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. On the some layer. Selection - Load Selection - Select-9. Selection - Invert. Press the Delete Key. Selection - None (Shift + G). In the Layer Manager, set the Merge to Inverse of Multiply. 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). Object - Shadow, same settings as before, only change Transparency to 50 - Soft edge to 10. Object - Split Shadow. Object - Delete. In the Layer Manager, select your top layer. Selection - Load Selection - Select-10. Selection - Expand/Shrink, with these settings: Shrink: 1 Pixels - Box: Checked. Press the Delete key. Selection - None (Shift + G). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

13. 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 Color: #EEEAE9 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. In the Layer Manager, set the Opacity to 50. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

14. Selection - Load Selection - Select-11. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F) - Select Color: #876662 - Merge Always - Transparency 0. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

15. Open cm011q-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: 412 - Top: 116. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

16. Open cm011q-2.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.




January 27, 2009.