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For this tutorial you will need:


Corel Paint Shop Pro X4 Ultimate. Download a trial version here
Supplies here


- Extract the 25-cmv.bmp file to My Documents/Corel PaintShop Pro/14.0/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 X4 Ultimate, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm013_z000.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 Dynamic Drive




1. Open up cm013_z000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original. In the Layers Palette, click on Raster 2. Layers - Delete.

2. Set Foreground color to: #280300 and your Background color to: #bc4a26. Using the Flood Fill Tool, fill "Raster 1" with the foreground color (left mouse button).

3. 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 Visible. Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More.

4. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Press Shift + G to adjust Gamma Correction: 0,80 - Link: checked. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

5. In the Materials Palette, change your Foreground color to: #d0b094 and your Background color to: #82634c. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #3 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical and Horizontal: 0 - Opacity: 80 - Blur: 80 - Color: #684232. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More.

6. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with Background color (right mouse button). Effects - Texture Effects - Texture, with these settings: Texture: 25-cmv.



Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #4 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More.

7. Open up cm013z-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).

8. In the Materials Palette, change your Foreground color to: #190000. 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).

9. In the Materials Palette, change your Foreground color to: #d0b094. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #7 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, same settings as before. Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

10. Open up cm013z-2.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Opacity: 50. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #8 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

11. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with Background color (right mouse button). Effects - Texture Effects - Texture, same settings as before. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #9 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

12. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Press Shift + G to adjust Gamma Correction: 3,10 - Link: checked. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #10 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 2 - Horizontal: -2 - Opacity: 50 - Blur: 2 - Color: #684232. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, Radius: 1 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 0 - Luminance only: Checked.

13. Open up cm013z-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.



November 08, 2011.