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For this tutorial you will need:


PhotoImpact X3 - Download a trial version. here
Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow here
Supplies here



- Extract cmv_2088-1.jpg, cmv_2088-2.jpg and cmv_2088-3.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 cm012_c000.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 cm012_c000.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_2088-1.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Effect - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow, with these settings:



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_2088-1.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Edit - Rotate and Flip - Flip Vertically. Selection - Load Selection - Select-1. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selection - None (Shift + G). In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Inverse of Multiply. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

4. 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_2088-2.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Selection - Load Selection - Select-2. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selection - None (Shift + G). In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Inverse of Multiply. 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 Color #3c3526 - Merge: Overlay - Transparency: 0. In the Layer Manager, set the Transparency to 50. 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 Image - File: cmv_2088-3.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Overlay. Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level: (1...5): 3. 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 #3c3526 - Merge: Overlay - Transparency: 0. In the Layer Manager, set the Transparency to 60. 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 Image - File: cmv_2088-3.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Inverse of Multiply. Photo - Sharpen - Emphasize Edges - Options: Level: (1...5): 3. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

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 #3c3526 - Merge: Overlay - Transparency: 0. In the Layer Manager, set the Transparency to 40. 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). Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

11. Open cm012a-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: 447 - Top: 56. Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

12. Selection - Load Selection - Select-9. 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_2088-1.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. In the Layer Manager, set Merge to Overlay and Transparency to 25. 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 Image - File: cmv_2088-1.jpg - How to fill: Fit the image - Merge: Always - Transparency: 0. Edit - Rotate and Flip - Flip Vertically. 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 #dad5c6 - Merge: Overlay - Transparency: 0. Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #877c64.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

15. Selection - Load Selection - Select-12. Selection - Convert to Object (Ctrl. + Shift + O). Object - Arrange Order - Bring to Front (Ctrl. + Alt + up arrow). Edit - Fill (Ctrl. + F) - Select Color #dad5c6 - Merge: Overlay - Transparency: 0. Object - Shadow, with these settings: Shadow Color #544D3F.



Object - Deselect All Objects (Enter).

16. Open cm012a-2.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.



March 23, 2009.