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For this tutorial you will need:


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


- Extract cmv_2158.PspGradient file to My Documents/Corel PaintShop Pro/14.0/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 X4 Ultimate, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm014_t000.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_t000.pspimage. Window - Duplicate (Shift + D). Close the original. In the Layers Palette, click on Raster 2. Layers - Delete.

2. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground to Gradient. On the drop-list, choose cmv_2158, Style: Linear - Angle: 45 - Repeats: 0 - Invert: Unchecked. Using the Flood Fill Tool (F), fill "Raster 1" with the gradient (left mouse button). Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur, Radius: 60,00.

Adjust - Brightness and Contrast - Brightness/Contrast (Shift + B): Brightness: 10 - Contrast: 5. Layers - Duplicate. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #1 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). In the Layers palette, set the Blend mode to: Luminance. Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

3. Open up cm014t-1.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

4. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground color to: #37334b and Background color to: #e1e59b. 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

5. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground color to: #475d40. 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

6. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend mode to: Luminance (Legacy). Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #5 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

7. 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

8. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend mode to: Luminance (Legacy). Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #7 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). 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 #8 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

10. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend mode to: Luminance (Legacy). Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #9 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

11. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground color to: #3c1b54. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #10 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

12. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend mode to: Luminance (Legacy). Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #11 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

13. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground color to: #37334b. 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

14. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground color to: #3c1b54. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #13 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

15. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend mode to: Luminance (Legacy). Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #14 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

17. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #16 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen More.

18. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground color to: #37334b. 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

19. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground color to: #3c1b54. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #18 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

20. Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend mode to: Luminance (Legacy). Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #19 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

21. Open up cm014t-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.



March 05, 2012.