in PhotoImpact 6
would like to use these angel images, you will find them here
in zip file as objects. You may also download a png zip here.
The sky background is in PI Natural Textures, Cloud3. If you would
like to use the ready to use the globe, please download the zip for it here
begin! Okay, first off, let's open a New Image, 400 x 400 pixels,
UFO file called 3angels.ufo -I know, I know - there's only 2 but we're
going to flip one and I wanted to make the file name relevant to my
You will need to resize them to your liking, and also you need to select
the kneeling angel, duplicate it, then flip it horizonal...okay..you're
with me so far and that's great!
on the new cloud-filled image. We want to create a large bubble.
Using your Path Drawing Tool, draw an ellipse in 3D, Grey.
Now we need to create the image of a transparent bubble. With the oval
highlighted, go to the Attributes Toolbar and select Material. Do
not hit OK until we are through with everything. Should you do so
by accidnet, just select Material on the Attributes Toolbar again and
you should be okay.
tabs drop down, first select Colour and choose Gradient - 2 colours, RGB,
R 255, G 200, B 255 and then R 255, 120, 199. You may also wish to
experiment and choose something different; I give you these only as
now to define our bubble by making it transparent, so select
Transparency on the Tab, and change the numbers to read Transparency 95
and Minimum 30. Select Border/Depth and change the numbers to 17
and 30. Select Shading Tab and change the numbers to 70 and 30,
making sure Phong is checked. If you are satisfied with your
bubble, deselect it by pressing with the Pick Tool outside the image.
need to place the angels on the bubble. Select the ufo image and
with the Pick Tool, click on and drag the larger angel to your bubble.
She will be too large but now we can resize her easily but first go to
Object in the menu above and select Convert
Object to Image, otherwise she will not resize properly. When you
are done resizing her, do the reverse and change her back to an object
Now resize easily by selecting the Transform Tool, then holding down on
a corner of the image, pulling it upwards until it looks right.
Place the angel so she looks as though she is sitting demurely on the
the same procedure for the other angel and when you are happy with its
placement, select Duplicate, then Edit/Rotate & Flip/Flip
Horizontal. Place the other angel on the opposite side of the
buble then Select both it and the other kneeling angel by holding down
the Shift Key and selecting both. Go to Object/Align and align the
two angels Vertically.
Now we need to give the little angels a reflection! Let's start
with the middle one first. Click on it, then duplicate it.
Flip it vertically and draw it up a bit so its butt is 'butting' against
the other butt
Select your Pick Tool and send the reflection to the back as far as it
will go then while it is still active, change the transparency to 60.
Do the same thing with
the angels on the left and right.
Standard Selection Too, choose Ellipse, Soft Edge 3 and begin from the
top left hand side of the image and drag it down to the lower right so
that the ellipse is centered.
looks right to you, Copy and Paste as a new image.
look similar to this:
is a little large because we want to add words around it, so holding the
Shift Key, select Resize Tool, then push on the right or left
lower corner to resize to your liking. Now that we've finished our
image, we need to give it a title.
It may be
necessary to move the image further down on the white background but
when you have it where you like it, click on the background with your
Pick Tool so it is no longer highlighted. Select the Text Tool,
Victorian Font, Size 50, 2D Object, Colour R 24; G 8; B 102. You
can give your image your own title or type Three Angels In The Sky.
It will expand beyond your image but that will change because now you
will select Object, then Wrap, then Bend - with the following settings.
Count 1, Amount 50 - leave rest at default settings.
text so it is centered at the top of the image and draped equally on
either side - or, use Align - Center Horizontally. Select the Text
Tool again and change your text to 3D then select Object, convert Object
Type, From Image to Path. Click on the Path Drawing Tool then
click on the Light Icon in the Attributes Bar. Move your cursor
over the text to change and highlight the colour. When you are
satisfied, click the mouse button.
shift key and select both the Text and the angels picture and Merge As a
the Resize Tool and then select Web, Trim Image, then Optimize your
image as a transparent gif or as I have done, place it on a background,
Select Shadow, First Box, X 5, Y 5, Soft Edge 5.
you've enjoyed this tutorial and that your little Angels bring you Good
was finished on
Thursday, October 26, 2000