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For this tutorial you will need:


Corel Paint Shop Pro X5 Ultimate. Download a trial version here
Supplies here


- Extract cmv_2179.PspGradient file to My Documents/Corel PaintShop Pro/15.0/Gradients folder.
- Extract 13-cmv.bmp file to My Documents/Corel PaintShop Pro/15.0/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 X5 Ultimate, but may be done with previous versions.


Note: When you open the cm015_f000.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 cm015_f000.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_2179, Style: Linear - Angle: 0 - Repeats: 0 - Invert: Checked and your Background color to: #404040. Using the Flood Fill Tool (F), fill "Raster 1" with the foreground gradient (left mouse button). Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur, Radius: 60,00. Effects - Texture Effects - Texture, with these settings: Texture: 13-cmv.



3. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #1 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

4. In the Materials palette, set the Foreground color to: #ffffff and Background color to: #c6a5b9. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #2 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

6. Open up cm015f-1.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Edit - Paste as New Layer (Ctrl. + L).

7. 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). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 10 - Horizontal: 10 - Opacity: 15 - Blur: 5 - Color: #000000. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, Radius: 2 - Strength: 100 - Clipping: 5 - Luminance only: Unchecked.

8. Open up cm015f-2.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Set the Blend mode to: Luminance (Legacy). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #5 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

9. Open up cm015f-3.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #6 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

10. 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: -12 - Horizontal: 0 - Opacity: 15 - Blur: 15 - Color: #000000.

11. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #8 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, same settings as before, only change, Luminance to: Checked.

12. Open up cm015f-4.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #9 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

13. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #10 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

14. 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 (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, Radius: 1 - Strength: 75 - Clipping: 0 - Luminance only: Checked.

15. In the Materials palette, set the Background color to: #a6678d. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Background color (right mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #12 - 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 #13 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Down. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow, Vertical: 0 - Horizontal: 14 - Opacity: 20 - Blur: 15 - Color: #000000. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask, same settings as before.

17. Layers - New Raster Layer. Fill with the Foreground color (left mouse button). Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #14 - Load. Edit - Clear (Supr.). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D).

18. Open up cm015f-5.pspimage. Edit - Copy (Ctrl. + C). On your working image: Layers - New Raster Layer. Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Alpha Channel - Selection #15 - Load. Edit - Paste Into Selection (Ctrl. + Shift + L). Selections - Select None (Ctrl. + D). Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.



You are done. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.



November 10, 2012.