Transparency Mask~

You will need PhotoImpact 12. Previous versions should work fine.
Coventry Garden Font
3 Images of choice. {2 of my images are 360x360 and the other is 375x504}You may need to adjust resizing to suit your images. My template in PI format here. If you need to colorize my template feel free. To do so Photo/Color/Hue and Saturation.
I am using image from my Johnnie Grez CILM licensed package. Please visit CILM to obtain your own licensed package to work with Johnnie's artwork.
 


Let's Begin!
Open my template in PI, ctrl then d on your keyboard to duplicate. Close the original.
File, browse and locate and open the images you would like to use.
-Click on the first image you would like to use. Adjust resize .
Base Image 215 x215 Pixels/Resample Bicubic click ok.Make sure that you have checked off to Keep aspect ratio.
Go to your EasyPalette/Libraries/Mask/Pattern and double click P13.
Edit fill/Color White , Change the transparency to 60 click ok.
Edit copy. Back to our canvas. Edit paste as object.
Move your image to the right or left over top of the top frames.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
If you look on your layer manager we want this image to sit above our Obj-InnerFrame .
Tap the enter key on your keyboard to deselect or Object/Deselect All Objects.
 


--Click on the second image you would like to use. Adjust resize .
Base Image 215 x215 Pixels/Resample Bicubic click ok. Make sure that you have checked off to Keep aspect ratio.
Go to your EasyPalette/Libraries/Mask/Pattern and double click P13.
Edit fill/Color White , Change the transparency to 60 click ok.
Edit copy. Back to our canvas. Edit paste as object.
Move your image to the right or left over top of the top frames.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
If you look on your layer manager we want this image to sit above our Obj-1 .
Right click now and select properties. Uncheck the soft edge .
Tap the enter key on your keyboard to deselect or Object/Deselect All Objects.
 



---Click on the third image you would like to use. Adjust resize .
Base Image Base Image 125 x168 Pixels/Resample Bicubic click ok.Make sure that you have checked off to Keep aspect ratio.
Edit copy, back to our canvas. Edit paste as object.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
Object/Arrange order/send backward.
We want this image to sit in between our inner and back frame.
Tap the enter key on your keyboard to deselect or Object/Deselect All Objects.
 


Grab your stamp tool , with these settings.

Click down on your canvas. If it's not the shape you'd like edit/undo until you find the shape you'd like.
Object/duplicate. Object/duplicate. Position next to each other creating a line. You can continue to add them one by one or go to your Layer Manager.
Holding down the ctrl key on your keyboard select the 3 diamonds you just added. Object/ merge as single object.
Object/duplicate and position to finish the line of diamonds.
Holding down the ctrl key on your keyboard, select both diamond objects. Object/merge as single object.
Object/duplicate and position for the bottom line of diamonds.
 



Grab your text tool with these settings

Position to where you would like. Object/Properties and change the merge to overlay.
Object/Deselect all objects.
Object/Merge All.
Photo/Frame/ --Frame Unchecked,Shadow unchecked, Canvas checked and click the options tab. Color Black and enter 3.
Photo/Frame/ --Frame Unchecked,Shadow unchecked, Canvas checked and click the options tab. Color White and enter 6.
Photo/Frame/ --Frame Unchecked,Shadow unchecked, Canvas checked and click the options tab. Color Black and enter 3.
Add your watermark, your artists credits.
Web/Image Optmizer/Jpg . Save and you're done!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

 

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11/22/2006