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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 12-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 cm014_b000.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 cm014_b000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original. In the Layers Palette, click on Raster 2. Layers - Delete.

2. Set Foreground color to: #245452 and your Background color to: #a9dad9. Using the Flood Fill Tool, fill "Raster 1" with the foreground color (left mouse button). Effects - Texture Effects - Texture, with these settings: Texture: 12-cmv - Light, Color: #99d3d2.



Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More.

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).

4. 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).

5. 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). 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 #4 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

7. 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).

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

9. 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). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

10. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend Mode to: Screen . Fill with Background color (right 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 More.

11. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Press Shift + G to adjust Gamma Correction: 0,70 - Link: checked. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #9 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

12. Open up cm014b-1.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #10 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

13. In the Materials Palette, change your Foreground color to: #2a847e. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #11 - Load. Edit - Clear (Delete Key). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 0 - Horizontal: 2 - Opacity: 35 - Blur: 1 - Color: #ffffff. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, Radius: 1 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 0 - Luminance only: Checked.

14. Open up cm014b-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.



November 16, 2011.