You will need PhotoImpact 12. Earlier versions of PI should work just fine.
An image and font of choice.
I am using an image from my Lorenzo Sperlonga CILM licensed package. Please visit CILM to
obtain your own licensed package to work with Lorenzo's art.
Let's Begin.
Open the image you have decided to use. Edit copy.
File, new 595x456 white image.
Go to your Easy Palette.
Click on the libraries tab.
Click on the Path Tab. Scroll and find the Maple Leaf.
Position to where you would like.
Right click on your "group" layer on your layer palette.Select ungroup.
Click on very bottom layer/Obj-2 , edit paste fit into selection.Right click again on Obj-2
and change the transparency to 46.
Right click on the very top layer/ Obj-1 , Change the merge to Addition.
Objects, Deselect all objects.
Hide your base layer.Click ok to the popup if you had one come up.
Click on very bottom layer Obj-2 and hold the control key down on your keyboard. Now click
on the very top layer Obj-1. Right click and select group.
Right click again and select duplicate.
Click on your transform tool and rotate 50 degrees counterclockwise.
Arrange as you'd like.
Click on your image. Adjust resize with these settings.

Edit copy. Back to our canvas. Edit paste as object.
Edit, trace edges/selection marquee.Click ok.
Change the mode to 3d Pipe on your attribute bar.

Click on the adjust materials button on your attribute bar.

-On the color tab choose your color.
-On the bevel tab change to 3d custom. & Click on the fourth button.
-On the bevel size, change the width and max width to 5.Bevel Outline: Both
-On the shading tab dot the metallic and choose steel.
-On the border tab check off border, width 2 Click ok.
Right click now and select shadow. Choose your shadow of choice.I chose the 5th button.
Click on Obj-1 and Obj-2 Right click now and select merge as single object.
Right click again and select duplicate.
Click on your transform tool again and rotate 30 degrees counterclockwise.
Position to where you would like.
Click on your pick tool and select send backward.Send backward one more time.


Unhide your base image.
Selection, All
Edit, trace edges/selection marquee. Click ok.
Change the mode to 3dCustom.
Click on the adjust materials button.
Change the bevel size to 8 this time. Click ok.
Add your text. Your text effects using the material palette. Many great options there.
Add your watermark, your artists credits.
Web, image optimizer. Jpg save and you're done!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

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