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For this tutorial you will need:


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


- Extract 10-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 cm002_y000.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_y000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original. In the Layers Palette, click on Raster 2. Layers - Delete.

2. Set Foreground to Color #967237 and your Background to color #f7e8d5. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #1 - Load. Using the Flood Fill Tool, fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

3. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 2 - Horizontal: -2 - Opacity: 30 - Blur: 2 - Color: #705326. Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, Radius: 1 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 0 - Luminance only: Unchecked.

4. Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #3 - Load. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical and Horizontal: 0 - Opacity: 80 - Blur: 25 - Color: #705326.

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). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, same settings as before. Adjust - Brightness and Contrast - Brightness/Contrast (Shift + B): Brightness: 10 - Contrast: 8.

6. Open up cm012y-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).

7. Change your Foreground to color #705326. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #6 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

8. Open up cm012y-2.jpg. 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. Open up cm012y-3.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #8 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. Shift + L). 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 #9 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

11. Change your Background to color #fefbf6. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #10 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

12. Open up cm012y-4.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #11 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

13. Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #12 - Load. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Effects - Texture Effects - Texture, with these settings: Texture: 10-cmv - Light Color: #faf7f0.



Effects - Image Effects - Page Curl, with these settings: Curl settings, Color: #fce8d1 - Edge mode, Color: #f5f1eb.



Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 0 - Horizontal: 8 - Opacity: 50 - Blur: 10 - Color: #705326.

14. 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).

15. Open up cm012y-5.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).

16. Open up cm012y-6.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 12, 2009.