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For this tutorial you will need:


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


- Extract cvm_1084.PspGradient to My Documents\My PSP Files\Gradients folder.
- Extract 12-cmv.bmp to My Documents\My PSP Files\Textures folder.
- 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_n000.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_n000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original.

2. Set your Foreground to Gradient. On the gradient drop-list, choose cvm_1084, Style Linear, Angle 45, Repeats 0, Invert Checked and your Background to #ffffff. Flood fill "Raster 1" with the gradient. Effects - Texture Effects - Texture. On the drop-list, choose 12_cmv, with these settings:



3. Layers - New Raster Layer. In the Layers Palette, set the Opacity to 40%. 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 Background to #705c52. Layers - New Raster Layer. Flood fill with the background color. On the same layer: Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, with these settings: Radius: 2.00 - Strength: 100 - Clipping: 5 - Luminance Only: Checked.

5. Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #3 - Load. Flood fill with the gradient. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: Vertical and Horizontal 0 - Opacity 70 - Blur 20 - Color #706761.

6. Open mr25_cameron.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl + C). On the working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #4 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

7. Change Invert of the Gradient to Unchecked. Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #5 - Load. Flood fill with the gradient. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

8. Open cm007n_supplies.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 31, 2007.