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For this tutorial you will need:


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


- Extract cmv_2118.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 cm013_c000.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 cm013_c000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original. In the Layers Palette, click on Raster 2. Layers - Delete.

2. Set Foreground to Gradient. On the drop-list, choose cmv_2118, Style: Linear - Angle: 0 - Repeats: 0 - Invert: Checked and your Background to color #ffffff. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #1 - Load. Using the Flood Fill Tool, fill with the gradient (left mouse button).

3. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Opacity to: 85. 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).

4. 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. Set Foreground to Color #6ed8f3. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #4 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

6. 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. Set Foreground to Color #d0c98c and your Background to color #579428. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the 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. 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). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

9. Set Foreground to Color #606060. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend Mode to: Overlay. Fill with the 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).

10. Set Foreground to Color #010203 and your Background to color #7c899f. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the 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. 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). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

12. Open up cm013c-1.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. Fill with the 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).

14. On the same Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #13 - Load. Adjust - Brightness and Contrast - Brightness/Contrast (Shift + B): Brightness: 100 - Contrast: 5. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

15. Set Background to Color #adc3e6. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Opacity to: 42. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #14 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

16. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #15 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). 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 #16 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize (Shift + L), Hue: 152 - Saturation: 22.

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

19. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Opacity to: 42. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #18 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

20. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #19 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

21. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #20 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

22. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #21 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

23. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #22 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, Radius: 1 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 0 - Luminance only: Checked. Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 2 - Horizontal: 0 - Opacity: 50 - Blur: 10 - Color: #404040.

24. Open up cm013c-2.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.



January 10, 2010.