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For this tutorial you will need:


Corel Paint Shop Pro X2. Download a trial version here
Supplies here


- Extract cmv_2060.PspGradient to My Documents\My PSP Files\Gradients folder.
- Extract all 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 Corel Paint Shop Pro X2, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm010_v000.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 up cm010_v000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original. In the Layers Palette, click on Raster 2. Layers - Delete. Set your Foreground to Gradient. On the gradient drop-list, choose cmv_2060, Style Linear - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert Checked. Fill "Raster 1" with the gradient. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #1 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

2. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with color #ffffff. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: Vertical and Horizontal 0 - Opacity 50 -  Blur 20 - Color #6b4645. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask: Radius: 1 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 1 - Luminance only: Checked.

3. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with color #6b4645. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #3 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

4. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Opacity to 70. Fill with color #ffffff. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #4 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

5. Open up cm010v-1.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your 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).

6. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with color #ffffff. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #6 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: Vertical and Horizontal 0 - Opacity 50 -  Blur 3 - Color #6b4645. Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

7. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the gradient. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #7 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: Vertical -4 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 50 -  Blur 5 - Color #b38989.

8. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with color #ffffff. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #8 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask: Radius: 3 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 2 - Luminance only: Unchecked.

9. Open up cm010v-2.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #9 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

10. Open up cm010v-3.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #10 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layer - Merge - Merge Visible. Save as: png or gif.


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



November 30, 2008.