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For this tutorial you will need:


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


- Extract cmv_2096.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 cm012_k000.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 cm012_k000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original. In the Layers Palette, click on Raster 2. Layers - Delete. Set Foreground to Gradient. On the drop-list, choose cmv_2096, Style: Linear - Angle: 315 - Repeats: 2 - Invert: Unchecked and your Background to color #ead1cd. Using the Flood Fill Tool, fill "Raster 1" with the gradient.

2. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #1 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, Radius: 1,00 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 0 - Luminance only: checked.

3. Change Angle of the Gradient to 45. Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Fill with the gradient. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur, Radius: 55,00. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical and Horizontal: 0 - Opacity: 35 - Blur: 20 - Color: #4e181c.

4. Change your Foreground to color #fbf6f5. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #3 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

5. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #4 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

6. Change your Background to #8c6465. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #5 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

7. Open up cm012k-1.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #6 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

8. Open up cm012k-2.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Edit - Paste as New Layer (Ctrl. + L).

9. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #7 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

10. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #8 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

11. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #9 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

12. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #10 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

13. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #11 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

14. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #12 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

15. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #13 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical and Horizontal: -5 - Opacity: 50 - Blur: 10 - Color: #4e181c.

16. Open up cm012k-3.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #14 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

17. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #15 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

18. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #16 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen. Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.


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



July 26, 2009.