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For this tutorial you will need:


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


- Extract cmv_2068.PspGradient to My Documents\My PSP Files\Gradients folder.
- Extract 29-cmv.bmp to My Documents\My PSP Files\Textures 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 cm011_f000.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 cm011_f000.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_2068, Style: Linear - Angle: 0 - Repeats: 0 - Invert: Unchecked. Fill "Raster 1" with the gradient. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur, Radius: 8. Effects - Texture Effects - Texture, with these settings: Texture: 29-cmv - Light Color: #f7ece1.



Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

2. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend Mode to Soft Light. Fill with color #faefe4. 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. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask: Radius: 1 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 0 - Luminance only: Checked.

3. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with color #faefe4. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 1 - Horizontal: -1 - Opacity: 60 -  Blur: 5 - Color: #7f4017.

4. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend Mode to Screen and Opacity to 60. Fill with color #b2876c. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #3 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

5. Open up cm011f-1.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your 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).

6. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with color #7a462d. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #5 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

7. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with color #7a462d. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #6 - Load. Press the Delete Key. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

8. Open up cm011f-2.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #7 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

9. 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). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 1 - Horizontal: -1 - Opacity: 100 -  Blur: 2 - Color: #7f4017. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, same settings as before.

10. Open up cm011f-3.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Edit - Paste as New Layer (Ctrl. + L). Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.


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



December 25, 2008.