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For this tutorial you will need:


Corel Paint Shop Pro XI. Download a trial version here
Supplies here


- Extract all the other files to a folder of your choice.


This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP and its tools. It was written using Paint Shop Pro XI, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm007_m000.pspimage file you will see a blank canvas. It's not empty: it contains all the selections needed, saved to alpha channels.


Remember to save often.

Drop script by DynamicDrive




1. Open the cm007_m000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original.

2. Set your Foreground to #816627 and your Background to #f2e6c9. Flood fill "Raster 1" with the foreground color.

3. Layers - New Raster Layer. Flood fill with the background color. On the same layer: Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #1 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

4. Set your Foreground to Gradient. On the drop-list, choose Corel_06_029. (For other version Psp, choose Foreground-background), Style Linear, Angle 135, Repeats 1, Invert Unchecked. Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Flood fill with the gradient. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius: 50. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: Vertical and Horizontal 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 18 - Color #7d6429.

5. Set your Foreground to color. Layers - New Raster Layer. In the Layers Palette, set the Opacity to 45%. Flood fill with the foreground color. On the same layer: Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #3 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

6. Layers - New Raster Layer. Flood fill with the foreground color. On the same layer: Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #4 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

7. Open cm007m_lady.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #5 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

8. Open cm007m_frame.pspimage Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Edit - Paste as New Layer (Ctrl + L). Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.


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




August 23, 2007.